There is a growing mismatch between the growing population and the number of hospitals in the country. Statistics reveal that the country has one hospital bed for 879 people. This is far below the world average of 30 hospitals per 10,000 population. India requires 600,000 additional beds over the next five to six years, which potentially throws an opportunity of more than US$ 30 billion in the offing at a rapid pace.
While building hospitals is an expensive venture, it is also a necessity staring at us. And the multitude of challenges in the entire process makes it a cumbersome affair. Some of the challenges include large capital requirements, location of the hospital, electricity and water, adopting green building strategies, approvals, certifications, licences, manpower availability, regulations, and guidelines. Also hospitals must be ready to respond to both expected and unexpected changes, such as possible increased regulatory demands, environmental mandates, and future healthcare innovations.
In a bid to provide a platform to gauge the “Key Challenges for Building a Hospital in India”, eHealth is beginning a campaign and seeking your views.
We would like to hear from you on what does it take to venture into the healthcare service sector in the country. Your experiences. Your challenges. Your solutions.
We would like to have your views on the following:
- Financial challenges
- Healthcare reform implementation
- Government mandate
- Technology aided growth and challenges
- Personnel shortages
- Regulatory barriers
- Patient safety and quality
- Care for the uninsured/underinsured
- Patient satisfaction
- Physician-hospital relations
- Population health management
- Proposed solutions
We would like to share your opinion with the key stakeholders and be the harbinger of change in the healthcare sector