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NATHEALTH Recommends Transparent Regulatory Policy framework for Home Healthcare

Home Healthcare will be the most disruptive trend in the next decade: NATHEALTH

The Indian 60+ population is expected to grow from 8% of the population in 2010, to 19 percent by 2050 as per United Nations Population Division estimates. India is expected to have more than 300 million people over the age 60 by 2050.Increasing chronic diseases pose main threat. In such a scenario, it is expected that home health services will play a very critical role in contributing towards a healthy India. Lately, home healthcare has transformed the way India looks at elderly care.

Terming the progressively growing Indian Home Healthcare as the main disrupter for the next decade, Healthcare Federation of India (NATHEALTH) has recommended that the government needs to put in place a transparent policy framework pertaining to regulation and quality.

According to NATHEALTH, availability of insurance can be a game changer for this rapidly growing sector. Health insurance penetration in the country is very less and home care is still excluded. To ensure holistic support to the patient, there is a need of convergence of health insurance and home healthcare especially for post-hospitalization needs. This will pave the path for growth of home healthcare.

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