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Healthcare industry sees tech implementation to address shortage of doctors & offset abysmal doctor-population ratio

India's healthcare sector leverages technology to address doctor shortages, emphasized at the recent G20 summit under India's presidency. Digital health innovations are crucial for universal health coverage amid rising demand. With a doctor-population ratio of 1:834, technology is pivotal for solutions. Initiatives like Universal Health Coverage and Sustainable Development Goals benefit from digital advancements.

The WHO-G20 Initiative on Digital Health addresses healthcare access for 1.4 billion Indians. India's digital initiatives include Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission and Healthcare Mobile Apps, expanding access nationwide. The medtech industry, valued at $10.63 billion in 2020, is projected to hit $50 billion by 2025, bolstered by the hospital sector.

AI and machine learning transform healthcare, improving diagnostics and workflows. IoT solutions combat cybersecurity challenges. Telemedicine, projected to reach US$ 380.3 billion by 2030, bridges patient-specialist gaps, especially in remote areas. Collaboration and communication are vital for India's healthcare to fully embrace technological progress and achieve transformative growth.