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28-09 the Healthcare Market in India 2010

28-09 the Healthcare Market in India 2010

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Ejvind Vøgg – September 2010
The Healthcaremarket potentialin India
DIBD IndiaSeptember 2010
Market situation
The market for healthcare in India has a significant and large potential in thecoming years. The healthcare industry is growing at a rapid pace and isexpected to become a US $280 billion industry by 2020.
The large population growth of 15 million a year and rising living standardsare two important indicators that lead to an increasing demand for moreand better healthcare facilities in India.
According to WHO figures India needs to add a least 80,000 beds eachyear the next five years just to meet the demands from the growingpopulation.
Moreover, medical tourism is forecast to grow from US $350 million in2008 to over US $2 billion by 2012. This also points to the fact that India’shealthcare system and hospitals will only become better and moreadvanced in the years to come, because of the rising internationaldemand as well.
Market situation
During the past decade there has been a great change in theavailability of healthcare facilities in the country.
The number of public hospitals grew from 4600 in 2000 to more than7600 in 2006 that is an increase of more than 67% in just 6 years.
The private hospitals have been growing at a similar pace duringthese years. There were approximately 3200 private held hospitals in2007. Even though the private hospitals constitute a smaller amountcompared to the public hospitals – the private sector still accounts for nearly 80% of the healthcare market, whereas the public sector onlytakes 20% of the market. Due to this – private hospitals are boomingvery fast attracting healthcare entrepreneurs with solid capitalfoundation.

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