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  • 02 April, 2021

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Investment Opportunities in India’s Healthcare Sector Report- NITI Aayog

NITI Aayog has released a report titled Investment Opportunities in India’s Healthcare Sector.

Highlights of the Report:

  • The report outlines the investment opportunities in various segments of India’s healthcare sector.
  • This includes hospitals, medical devices and equipment, health insurance, telemedicine, home healthcare, and medical value travel.

India’s Healthcare Industry:

  • Healthcare Sector Growth Rate: India’s healthcare industry is growing at a Growth Rate of around 22% since 2016.
    • At this rate, it is expected to reach USD 372 Billion in 2022.
  • In 2015, the healthcare sector became the 5th largest employer as it employs around 4.7 million people directly.
    • As per estimates of the National Skill Development Corporation, healthcare can generate 2.7 Million additional jobs in India between 2017-22.
  • India’s FDI Regime for Healthcare Sector: India’s Foreign Direct Investment(FDI) regime in the Health Sector has been liberalised extensively.
    • Currently, FDI is permitted up to 100% under the automatic route for the hospital sector and manufacture of medical devices.
      Automatic route: The non-resident investor or Indian company does not require prior approval from the Government of India for the investment.
    • In the pharmaceutical sector, FDI is permitted up to 100% in greenfield projects.
    • For the brownfield projects, it is up to 74% under the automatic route.
  • India’s FDI in the Healthcare Sector has increased:
    • The FDI has increased from USD 94 Million (2011) to USD 1,275 Million (2016), a jump of over 13.5 times.

Source: TH


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