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Human Resource and Skill requirements in Healthcare Sector (2013-17), (2017-22)

Minister of State launched the Human Resource and Skill Requirement reports across 24 sectors in India which will serve as the baseline for all skill development initiatives being planned across the country. The idea behind the Skill Gap Studies is to understand which sectors are likely to face the biggest gaps. He said, it is imperative for us to plan the skilling of future workforce of India on the basis of these reports.

According to the Healthcare Report:

  • With a diverse range of medical services, there are over 11 lakh allied health professionals in the country in the categories of nursing associates, sanitarians, medical assistants, medical equipment operators, optometrists, traditional and faith healers, physiotherapists, dieticians and dental assistants which is still short of the currentdemand.
  • Although the expenditure on health has been on the rise, the per capita expenditure on health in India (INR 3844*) is significantly less than that in other developing countries (for example, it is INR 16988*in China)
  •  In the next few years, changing trends like increasing penetration of insurance, changing demographics, increase in consumer awareness and rise in chronic and lifestyle-related diseases will result in increased healthcare spend