Medical profession is known to be increasingly feminized. Indian women have outnumbered the men in admissions to medical collages. The trend has been continuing for past few years. India has produced over 4,500 more female doctors than male doctors. In our country, 51 percent of students joining the medical collages is women. The trend it not different in other parts of the world; our neighbors, Pakistan and Bangladesh, have much more proportion of women, 70 percent and 60 percent respectively, graduating from medical collages. Bur studies reveal that only a small portion of medically graduated women are practicing. According to reports of Lancet, only 17 percent of all allopathic doctors are women. A gender gap of 51.1 persists at post graduation and doctoral levels. The leaderships in academics and administration is also dominated by men.
Surveys show that family pressure is making most of the women peruse general medicine instead of specialization and practice in private clinic. India is lagging much behind when considered the feminization of the health sector globally. Globally, 75 percent of the most of the workforce in health sector are women. But most of the women are nurses, midwifery personals or other caring cadre rather than doctor, surgeon, physician, pediatrician or managers. However, feminization of the medical profession is making a huge marginal change. It is reflected and recorded in countries such as Bangladesh, Canada, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Israel, Mozambique, Oman, UK and the US.
In this issue, the Women Entrepreneur magazine brings into spotlight a list of 'Top 10 Women in Hospitals - 2021' who are torchbearers of success in the health sector. The list has been crafted by a team of CEOs, VCs and the Women Entrepreneur editorial team, thus delivering inspiring stories of their journey and the contributions & roles played by them in the creation and empowerment of a powerful nation.
Has 20+ years of experience in delivering sustained growth, building & leading corporate functions of finance, strategy, and business process optimization
An alumna of IIT Kharagpur, she has developed personalised, preventive healthcare personal genomics tools accesible to the masses
Follows the principal of 'Patient First' and aims to reach-out to every patient in need of healthcare
A promoter of new-age Internet/ Technology enabled healtcare startups, she is a PGDM holder from IIM Calcutta and was chosen as Health Entrepreneur of the Year 2016
A recipient of the most prestigious Nari Shakti Puraskaar in 2016, she helps people in healing through natural remedies
Acknowledged for her expertise and administrative skills for launching best hospitals in Lucknow, Barabanki and Sitapur with 40 specialties throughout her 25 years of experience
Has entrepreneurship qualities and leadership success in healthcare technology and innovations, with her focus on futuristic healthcare projects using IoT, AI, Data Analytics, Drone Tech and Blockchain
Spearheads the hematopoietic stem cell transplantation program, HLA haploidentical HCT unit for one of the oldest cancer treatment hospitals in India
With experince of 25+ years in General Management, Marketing, Sales & Strategic Planning, she is an expert in the hospital management activities with topnotch skills in leading, motivating and developing a professional team
A scientist with 20+ years of experience in healthcare with contribution to development of treatment of infectious diseases