According to the 2011 census, the total population of India is about 121 crores. The health industry in India not only provides essential services to the people but also provides employment to crores of people. At present, where this number is around 5 crores, it is expected to increase to 7 crores by 2022.
The health industry has a special need for doctors, nurses and other paramedical staff, with a focus on the quality of their service, especially in view of the increasing demand for third and fourth-stage care.
If the Indian health industry had not been so efficient, the Corona era would have become an unbeatable monster for us. As a result, the demand for trained manpower especially nurses will continue to increase every year.
The year 2020 has been declared as “The Year of Nurse and Midwifery” by the World Health Organization.
According to World Health Organization norms, 2.5 nurses should be available per 1000 population whereas only 1.7 nurses are available in India.
Nurses constitute 38% of the total health workforce of India. Total 2.5 crore more nurses are required to meet this ever-increasing demand of our country.