Factor that is helping to grow the healthcare sector

• The sector is estimated to grow to USD 100 billion by the year 2015 and further to USD 275.6 billion by 2020.(Source-Indian Rating Agency Fitch report)

. • Increasing purchasing power. • Growth in infectious. • India’s population growing rapidly. • Ease of Regulator Policy on the subject of healthcare sector. • Premier destination for medical tourism is India.The factors are………. chronic degenerative and lifestyle diseases.

Since January 2000. • Automatic FDI: India’s foreign investment policy is very liberal for hospitals.Policy and Promotion support for Healthcare Sector • National Rural Health Mission (NRHM): National Rural Health Mission (2008–13) was set up in 2008 to ensure provision of effective healthcare to the country’s rural population. FDI is permitted up to 100% under the automatic route for the hospitals sector in India .

.e. and a number of other tax incentives. up from 25%).Contd… • National Urban Health Mission (NUHM): This mission was set up in 2005 to address the healthcare needs of slum dwellers(i. A heavily populated urban area characterized by substandard housing) across urban India. • Encouraging policies: The government implementing policies such as a reduction in import duties on medical equipment. higher depreciation on life-saving medical equipment (40%.

Government has decided to increase its total health expenditure to 2.12th Five year(2012-2017) plan by government for healthcare sector…….5 percent of GDP by the end of 12 th year plan .

Blindness control Programme.Major Concern in 12th year plan • • • • Reproductive child heath Programme. . Leprosy Elimination Programme. Iodine Deficiency Programme.

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