Healthcare sector will expand, create more jobs: Ramadoss

December 16th, 2008 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS  

Anbumani RamadossNew Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss Tuesday said the country’s healthcare sector would expand further and create more job opportunities as “it is the only sector not being affected by the global meltdown”.”Healthcare is the only sector not being affected by the global meltdown and it is going to expand and create more jobs and resources in India,” Ramadoss said while addressing a heath summit here.

Emphasising the need for increasing the public-private partnership (PPP) in the health sector, Ramadoss said: “Unfortunately the government has limited funds, hence, the private sector, as part of their corporate social responsibility, should take the initiative to provide better healthcare services in the country.”

Ramadoss said human resources were the biggest challenge before the healthcare sector as “we need large number of doctors, paramedics and nurses and experts in super speciality areas”.

“The government, under various schemes, is trying to meet the demands but without private sector help it is difficult to achieve the goal of providing best health services in the country,” the minister added.

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