July 1st marks National Doctors Day in India, an occasion to honor the unwavering efforts of doctors in enhancing public health. This year’s theme, “Celebrating Resilience and Healing Hands,” acknowledges the resilience of these healthcare heroes who are spearheading the successful implementation of AI technologies to improve patient outcomes.
As WHO data suggests, the doctor-to-patient ratio in India has declined significantly over the past few decades. In the face of such challenges, AI has emerged as a promising tool to enhance efficiency, accuracy, and accessibility in healthcare delivery. The government’s Make in India program and the National Digital Health Mission (NDHM) are providing significant impetus to the adoption of technology in the healthcare sector.
Over 3,500 active healthtech startups are operating in India, deploying AI, IoT, ML, and big data to address various healthcare challenges. Dozee, India’s first AI-based contactless Remote Patient Monitoring and Early Warning System, exemplifies the success of these efforts.
This National Doctors Day, let’s celebrate the key role doctors play in transforming healthcare in India. By working closely with innovators, leveraging AI, and supporting home-grown startups, doctors are facilitating a more efficient, patient-centric, and equitable healthcare system.