* Healthcare market in India is expected to reach US$ 372 billion by 2022, driven by rising income, better health awareness, lifestyle diseases and increasing access to insurance.
* As of 2021, the Indian healthcare sector is one of India’s largest employers as it employs a total of 4.7 million people.
* In the Economic Survey of 2022, India’s public expenditure on healthcare stood at 2.1% of GDP in 2021-22 against 1.8% in 2020-21.
* Two vaccines (Bharat Biotech's Covaxin and Oxford-AstraZeneca’s Covishield manufactured by SII) – were instrumental in medically safeguarding the Indian population against COVID-19.
* Availability of a large pool of well-trained medical professionals in the country.
* The number of allopathic doctors with recognised medical qualifications (under the I.M.C Act) registered with state medical councils/national medical council increased to 1.27 million in July 2021, from 0.83 million in 2010.
* In Union Budget 2022-23, Rs. 86,200.65 crore (US$ 11.28 billion) was allocated to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).
* The Indian government is planning to introduce a credit incentive programme worth Rs. 500 billion (US$ 6.8 billion) to boost the country’s healthcare infrastructure.
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