The Gods in White Coat Making a Difference

No year would have taught us more about health and healthcare than 2020. Pandemic nearly put the world under shutdown and when everything was shut, healthcare professionals were on the streets, in the healthcare centres and around every area. They were termed as `Gods in White Coat'. However, we even saw tech companies joining hands to create something meaningful and worthful for the people at large, with many of them going out of their ways while burning their mid-night oil.

It is estimated that the Indian healthcare market is expected to each $372 billion by 2022. This growth will be propelled by the rising income, better health awareness, lifestyle diseases and increasing access to insurance. More so, the pandemic has changed the perception how we perceive hygiene and healthcare as a whole. Also boosting the industry growth is the world's largest government funded healthcare scheme, Ayushman Bharat, launched on September 23, 2018. Millions of people have already been benefitted from this scheme.

On the other hand, the medical tourism market in India is growing at 18 percent year-on-year which is expected to reach $9 billion by 2020. Indeed the rising standard of healthcare professionals, reducing cost of healthcare services and other factors are also contributing towards this industry growth. On the other hand, hospitals and diagnostic centres are attracting increased FDI, $6.72 billion between April 2000 and March 2020. Even the number of doctors have significantly increased over the years, from 827,006 in 2010 to 1,254,686 in 2018.

In our current edition of siliconindia Healthcare edition, we bring to you `Healthcare Service Providers of the Year - 2020', a list of companies who have excelled in providing cutting-edge solutions to the healthcare sector to provide the best of care. Read to know more about them.

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