In 2017, the US had 26.12 doctors per 10,000 people, Brazil had 21.6, China had 19.7 and India had only 7.7.
And things are not improving. Several reports underline that after the early signs of the pandemic, caution and fear pushed healthcare workers to return home in March, April 2020. Since August 2020, government and private hospitals have faced difficulties in recruiting additional healthcare workers to care for rising Covid-19 patients. Staff was also cut down due to the abrupt lockdown and the fact that less people were willing to apply for jobs due to short-term contracts and incommensurate wages.