Changing lifestyles among consumers have led to the development of health problems. Increasing consumption of junk food is affecting the consumers’ health in general. Healthcare industry is growing in a brisk pace. Services are increasing and both private and public player’s expenditures have gone up. Indian healthcare sector has become one of the largest and fast growing segment. Two main reasons for this change is the revenue generation and employment factor. Healthcare do not encompass only medicines, it includes many other branches, such as pharmaceuticals, telemedicine, clinical trials, outsourcing, and health insurance. A considerable amount of employment opportunities come from the same, based on the skill of people. Schemes such as Ayushman Bharat – national health protection mission on September 23, 2018, which is centrally sponsored by both center and state government in the ratio 60:40 for all the states have been a factor wherein, healthcare sector is trending. Ayushman Bharat is the largest funded healthcare scheme in the world. Mission Indhradhunush aims at vaccination for all. It has achieved a success rate of 90%.
Taking a brief takeover on the telemedicine which means the remote diagnosis and treatment of patients by means of telecommunications technology, the same has provided a user-friendly approach for both consumers and doctors. With the comfort of your home you can talk to any doctor anywhere and can get diagnosed. All you have to do is download the app and feed in all your symptoms and same will provide the details of the nearest doctor. Similarly doctors are not required to physically travel and check the patients. It saves a lot of time and cost for both the patient and doctor. It is a win-win situation for both. This technology is rapidly increasing. In 2015 there were 1 million people who were using these services and currently, over 7 million people use this system.