Centre, states advised to increase endometriosis experts 2023


Hyderabad-based Endometriosis Foundation of India has urged state and national governments and medical colleges to expand endometriosis health professionals to detect and cure approximately 4.2 crore people.

The Foundation, which was founded to raise awareness and aid, will present a proposal to state and federal governments and medical institutes urging them to hire more endometriosis doctors.

Over 42 million Indian women have endometriosis, which affects 1 in 10 women. WHO recommends 1:1000 doctor-patient ratio. The country has 1:834 allopathic physicians and 5.65 lakh AYUSH doctors. Endometriosis excision surgeons are few.

Dr. Vimee Bindra, founder of Endometriosis Foundation of India, said, “Endometriosis is a significant yet underdiagnosed and underfunded medical condition affecting millions of women.

We need more specialists in endometriosis care at the federal and state levels.

It is a chronic illness that affects 10 percent of reproductive-age women globally, including millions in India. Despite its prevalence, endometriosis is underdiagnosed, misunderstood, and poorly treated in India.”

She explained that their representation is to outline a five-year plan to raise awareness of endometriosis and improve diagnosis, treatment, and support for women with the condition in India, emphasizing the need to create more facilities for endometriosis specialisation in medical institutes and to have many more specialists to treat the staggering patients.

“Our proposal, among others, includes a comprehensive National Endometriosis Awareness and Action Plan to raise awareness, improve early detection and diagnosis, and improve support and treatment options for those affected. She said the five-year strategy includes public awareness, educational, capacity-building, research and development, and stakeholder collaborations.

As frequent as diabetes, endometriosis affects 1 in 10 reproductive-age women. However, underdiagnosis and misinterpretation might delay right diagnosis by 7 to 10 years.

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