(Last Updated on : 25-03-2017)
Indian Physicians are the experts who take care to keep the health of their countrymen fit and sound. The doctors of India have toiled hard to keep India a medically sound nation. Several researches and discoveries have lead to healthy and illness free society. India now holds the prestigious position when it comes to Indian physicians migrating to developed countries like Britain and the US. Besides, serving the national heath sectors, almost 60,000 Indian physicians are estimated to be working in countries like US, UK, Canada and Australia alone.
Indian Physicians work in both private sector companies and also at government institutions. Many Indian physicians also teach and train medical students and are free to establish medical, dental colleges and nursing colleges. Indian physicians are experts in various fields like Cardiac, Nervous, Gynaecology, Paediatrics, ENT, Surgery, Dental, Chronic, Psychology, Physiology and so on.
Development of Health Sector by Indian Physicians
With the development of medical institutions, the acute shortage of manpower in the healthcare sector was solved. Health care facilities by Indian physicians and personnel increased substantially between the early 1950s and early 1980s.
Primary health centres are the cornerstone of the rural health care system. By 1991, India had about 22,400 primary health centres, 11,200 hospitals, and 27,400 dispensaries; all served by competent Indian physicians. These amenities are part of a tiered health care system that funnels more difficult cases into urban hospitals. Primary health centres and sub- centres rely on trained Indian physicians to meet most of their needs.
Famous Indian Physicians
A list of notable physicians from India is discussed below. These physicians are among the most prominent in their field.
Dr A. G. K. Gokhale
Diwan Bahadur Sir Arcot Lakshmanaswami Mudaliar
Bidhan Chandra Roy
Binod Bihari Verma
Devi Prasad Shetty
Prof. D. Nageshwar Reddy
Dr. Praveen Chandra
Dr. R. Kesavan Nair
Sharan Shivraj Patil
Indian Medical Association
Indian Medical Association is the only representative voluntary organization of Doctors of Modern Scientific System of Medicine, which looks after the interest of doctors as well as the well being of the community at large.