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India needs extra 100 000 doctors a year until 2034 to meet needs of growing population

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 02 February 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h565
  1. Sanjeet Bagcchi
  1. 1Kolkata

The Indian healthcare sector needs to gain 100 000 doctors and 300 000 nurses every year until 2034—using innovative non-linear healthcare solutions—to meet the healthcare requirements of the country’s growing population, a report has found.

The report, by management consultants PricewaterhouseCoopers, was based on interviews with 80 leaders from different fields in India and abroad, workshops with specialists in the healthcare sector, insights from specialists …

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