Columbia Asia Training & Development

The learning and development needs of the healthcare industry are dramatically different from those of other businesses, making it a unique challenge to develop talent and also considering healthcare’s learning audience is extremely segmented. Additional hurdles to designing and delivering training include the changing dynamics of healthcare—for example, new regulations and the increasing number of individuals accessing healthcare services and its payment structure.

India has just 1 doctor per 2000 people, according to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare estimates. The lack of skilled service providers in India is the biggest constraint in providing universal health care. India faces an acute shortage of over 64 lakh skilled human resource in the health sector. Against a global average of 14.2, the physician density of India per 10,000 populations stands poorly at 6.5. India’s nursing and midwifery density of 10 per 10,000 of population is not even half the global average of 28.1. The worst indicator of healthcare in India comes with the density of hospital beds per 10,000 populations, which stands at nine against a global average of 30. There is also a shortage of around 2.36 lakh medical technologists, 1.98 lakh surgical and intervention technology-related health professionals, 1.28 lakh ophthalmology-related workers, 61,670 medical laboratory professionals and over 19,217 radiography and imaging experts in India according to the health ministry estimates.

Reference: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

All of our staff undertake an extensive training program, we also have continues monitoring system to help them develop in their area of expertise. Our training follows blended learning approach, consisting of practical and online courses ranging from half day sessions to one year courses. Columbia Asia also extends similar courses to non-Columbia Asia nurses, paramedics, doctors and non-clinical staffs who are interested.