Tuesday, October 26, 2010

India becoming global hub for healthcare

The Executive Director of Apollo Hospital enterprise, Shobana Kamineni, in her keynote address at the annual convocation of the Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI) Centre for Healthcare Management said that there are number of job opportunities in the health care sector in India. Since we have a population of around a billion people, there is an expected increase in 15 million jobs in this sector.

Certificates were presented to 29 students of the third batch of PG Diploma in Hospital Management at the convocation ceremony.

In her address Shobana said, "Arogyasri has thrown up a big challenge of catering to about 4 crore people resulting in coming up of more and more private hospitals".

At the moment India needs 1.5 million doctors and 3 million nurses which hints at the vast investment potential in medical education,’’

ASCI court of governor chairman presided over the programme. He was of the opinion that the value of the programme has now been recognized by the market and hospitals. And due to this the healthcare professionals would easily be absorbed in the jobs.

As compared to the earlier times when people used to visit foreign countries to get treated, now the traffic is increasing towards our country for the medical treatment. Our medical expertise is one of the best at present.

So it is expected that India is soon going to be a global hub in the healthcare sector.


Source: Express Buzz

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