- India ranks 4th in pharmaceutical sector by volume & 8th in terms of its value.
- The increasing trend of expenditure on social services by the Indian government reflects the high priority attached to this sector.
- Government is taking initiative like National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA), to address the requirements of healthcare in India.
- Consumers are migrating from the single doctor nursing homes to a more organized hospital delivery format, analogous to the retail sector.
- Indian healthcare consumer is engaging in ‘comparison shopping’ – looking at quality healthcare not only in urban but also the rural areas and tier II cities.
Projected human resource requirements for Medical Personnel in India till 2022 (in ‘000s)
|Technicians, Paramedics and others||27||232||530||812||785|
Source: IMaCS analysis
It is evident that significant capacity and skill development is required in the following areas:
- Technicians and Paramedics.
Among the areas outlined above, the requirement of nurses, and technicians and paramedics account for over 75% of the incremental human resource requirement.
Health Care Sector Skill Council
The Healthcare Sector Skill Council (HSSC) is a Not-for-Profit Organization, registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. The Council has been promoted by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC) and Healthcare Industry Leaders representing both public and private sector. The key objective of the Council is to create a robust and vibrant eco-system for quality vocational education and skill development in Allied Healthcare space in the country.