Definition: This entry provides the number of hospital beds per 1,000 people; it serves as a general measure of inpatient service availability. Hospital beds include inpatient beds available in public, private, general, and specialized hospitals and rehabilitation centers. In most cases, beds for both acute and chronic care are included. Because the level of inpatient services required for individual countries depends on several factors - such as demographic issues and the burden of disease - there is no global target for the number of hospital beds per country. So, while 2 beds per 1,000 in one country may be sufficient, 2 beds per 1,000 in another may be woefully inadequate because of the number of people hospitalized by disease.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2020See also: Hospital bed density map
India’s disaster hangs over other countries facing COVID-19 surges
Seattle Times - 5/7/2021 11:41:00 PM
Countries worldwide wrestling with new coronavirus surges are trying to ensure they avoid an India-style disaster. They face many of the same risks, including large populations that have shirked restrictions and fragile,
Nepal Runs Out Of Hospital Beds for COVID Patients, Oxygen Scarce
Newsweek on MSN.com - 5/7/2021 1:59:27 PM
Resources for COVID-19 patients in Nepal became increasingly scarce as hospitals ran out of available hospital beds.
How Countries Around the World Are Helping India Fight COVID-19—and How You Can Too
YAHOO!News - 4/27/2021 12:00:00 AM
Where India needs the most help India's health ministry says that the country has the oxygen it needs, but is facing bottlenecks in the transportation from facilities in industrial locations to hospitals where it is needed.
Looking For A Bed For Daddy Lolo: Inside The Philippines' COVID Crisis
WBUR - 5/7/2021 7:47:00 PM
In Manila, a family unites to secure care and treatment for Daddy Lolo, their beloved grandfather. Along the way, they witness just how ill-equipped the country is to manage COVID.
Black Market Hospital Beds and Price-Gouged COVID Drugs Selling on Indian Twitter
The Daily Beast - 4/22/2021 3:15:00 PM
The world’s second most populous country is currently the hardest hit ... patients who are willing to pay a premium for hospital bed space and black market drugs. Video of an undercover sting ...
Indian Doctor Says Hospital Beds Have Waiting Lists Up to 75 Names Long, 'We Are Devastated'
Newsweek on MSN.com - 5/5/2021 7:31:49 PM
Dr. P Carel Joseph, the director of health for the humanitarian organization World Vision India, highlighted the nation's devastating COVID-19 crises on Wednesday and said waiting lists for hospital beds are as many as 75 people long.
Gandhi warns ‘explosive’ COVID wave threatens India and the world
Metro US - 5/7/2021 9:28:00 PM
India’s main opposition leader Rahul Gandhi warned on Friday that unless the deadly second COVID-19 wave sweeping the country was brought under control it would devastate India as well as threaten the rest of the world.
Two to a Bed in Delhi Hospital as India's COVID Crisis Spirals
U.S. News & World Report - 4/15/2021 12:55:00 PM
two men wearing oxygen masks share a bed in a government hospital in India's capital New Delhi, victims of the country's growing COVID-19 crisis. From reporting under 10,000 new daily cases ...
Looking For A Bed For Daddy Lolo: Inside The Philippines...
WFUV - 5/7/2021 7:35:00 PM
Consulting Google Maps, aunts, uncles and cousins called at least 100 hospitals in their hunt for a bed for their grievously ill grandfather. There were none. Only waiting lists. "Most of the waitlists were at around 50 people on the queue,