Every year on July 1st, India commemorates National Doctors Day, paying tribute to the nation’s healthcare champions. The theme for this year, “Celebrating Resilience and Healing Hands,” hails the tireless efforts of doctors and their critical role in implementing and governing AI technologies to advance patient outcomes.
With the sharp drop in India’s doctor-to-patient ratio over the years, AI technology has emerged as a beacon of hope. Its potential to enhance efficiency and accessibility in healthcare is immense, and doctors are at the forefront of this change.
Government initiatives such as the Make in India program and the National Digital Health Mission (NDHM) have significantly driven technology adoption within the healthcare industry. As a result, over 3,500 active startups are using AI, IoT, ML, and big data to address a wide array of healthcare issues.
One standout example is Dozee, the country’s first AI-based Remote Patient Monitoring and Early Warning System. This innovation embodies the kind of transformation we can expect in the future of healthcare.
National Doctors Day provides an opportunity to express our admiration for doctors who are using their clinical expertise to bridge gaps in healthcare, drive innovation, and shape a more patient-centric, efficient, and equitable system. It is their commitment to these advancements that ensures every individual in India receives the care they deserve.