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Table 5 Projected skilled health workforce (2019 to 2030)

From: Size, composition and distribution of health workforce in India: why, and where to invest?

Year/forecast point Population in billion (India) Doctors (in million) AYUSH (in million) Nurses (in million) Projected skilled health workforce (in million) Skilled health workforce needed to reach 25/10,000 (in million) Gap (in million)
2019/baseline* 1.369 0.65 0.32 0.80 1.77 3.42 1.65
2025/forecast mid-point 1.452 0.76 0.42 1.04 2.23 3.62 1.40
2030/forecast end-point 1.513 0.93 0.50 1.22 2.65 3.78 1.13
  1. These figures consider adjusted NSSO numbers (workforce numbers adjusted for education qualifications)
  2. *From NSSO estimates