A NASSCOM CoE, based on the analysis of the top use case submissions, report has found that over 3 million doctors and nurses are required by 2025
Building on its commitment to creating an ecosystem of equitable healthcare opportunities through technology, NASSCOM Centre of Excellence hosted its flagship healthcare initiative LHIF – Lifesciences and Healthcare Innovation Forum. Spearheading India’s vision for digitizing the healthcare industry, the forum highlighted top industry priorities in achieving value-based healthcare through focused policies and accelerated technological innovations.
Speaking at the forum, Dr CN Ashwathnarayan, Minister of Electronics, IT, BT and ST, Higher Education, GoK, said: “The three most significant things in today’s day and age are healthcare, education, and basic government services. In the state of Karnataka, we are spending more than 10,000 crores on healthcare and medical education and for government healthcare, we are spending more than 6,000 crores to some 500 crores. How the patients are getting the care and what kind of help delivery is happening, is very crucial. Today, we are still going through challenging times, but continuous work can mitigate the difficulties. We must work together for a better future by ensuring adoption of right technology and availability of the talent.”
On the sidelines, NASSCOM also unveiled its report – ‘Healthcare in India – Transforming Through Innovation’, showcasing the evolution witnessed in the Indian Healthcare ecosystem with emerging technologies and innovation driving this transformation. The report highlights the importance of tech-driven innovations and focused healthcare expenditure and investment to further drive growth in the healthcare ecosystem. The findings are based on the analysis of the top use case submissions received during the 3rd Edition of NASSCOM Healthcare Innovation Challenge conducted by NASSCOM Center of Excellence – IoT and AI.
Debjani Ghosh, President, NASSCOM, said, “Healthcare plays a tremendously important role not just because of its economic value but the impact it can have on drug discovery and improving the quality of human lives. We have the opportunity to reimagine what healthcare stands for and what healthcare can do. Just as India created history by crossing the 2 billion COVID vaccination vaccine dose milestone, I do believe that we have what it takes to lead the development of quality health care at scale and if we can solve this problem for India, we will revolutionize health care for the world.’’
Ashok Soota, Executive Chairman, Happiest Minds Technologies, said, “The theme of the program of knowledge and equitable access to healthcare is something of great importance to everybody. The pace of change in modern medicine as well as integrated medicine is increasing so rapidly. However, knowledge percolates down to the common person, mostly through the medical community. Today, modern science is building many newer therapies and people do need to know very early about some of the directions which are taking place and their benefits.”