After the covid experience, India needed robust healthcare infrastructure. The Central and state governments are realised the significance of health care facilities and all geared to strengthen the healthcare facilities in India.

Now, KMPG report has echoed the fact that India needs a medical workforce of 7.4 million and at least 550 new medical colleges to be at par with the global average of doctors in 2030 and be ready to serve a burgeoning number of people suffering from communicable and non-communicable diseases (NCDs), says global consultancy firm KPMG.

In a recent report titled “15 top priorities for transforming Indian healthcare: the 2024 agenda”, the consultancy estimates the rising burden of non-communicable diseases like cancer, diabetes, heart illnesses, etc, to cost India $4.58 trillion by 2030. It also expects the share of senior citizens in India to increase from 8.6% of the population in 2011 to 13.1 % by 2031. “Unless acted upon immediately, India will run out of time to harness the potential of its youth to drive economic growth, as well as adequately plan for a large geriatric population to be housed by 2050,” says the report.

As per the KPMG’s latest report, the firm has estimated that the increasing burden of non-communicable diseases such as heart illnesses, diabetes, and cancer expected to cost India $4.58 trillion by 2030, the share of senior citizens in India to increase from 8.6% of the population in 2011 to 13.1% by 2031.

 

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