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  • Voltaire Staff

AI to create millions of new jobs in India, set to transform healthcare by 2028: Report

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) in Indian healthcare is anticipated to create millions of new jobs and replace nearly 23 per cent of existing roles by 2028, according to a report.

According to a report by TeamLease Digital, accessed by Business Standard, the healthcare workforce is projected to grow from 75 lakh to 90 lakh by 2027, with 1-2 per cent of them being tech experts.

The surge in telemedicine, virtual assistants, and data analytics is expected to generate 27-35 lakh tech jobs.

India currently has on offer 45,000 job openings in Artificial Intelligence, with data scientists and machine learning engineers the most sought after.

According to the report, 37 per cent of organisations provide tools for an AI-ready workforce, while 30 per cent see AI learning as unlocking hidden talents.

Approximately 56 per cent of organisations act to bridge the AI talent gap, and 55 per cent of employees see AI creating new job opportunities.

At least half of companies across sectors feel the need for upskilling for a future-ready workforce.

The report predicted a robust growth trajectory for the Indian health technology market, estimating an annual expansion of 22 per cent, surging to $35.8 billion by 2030.

The digital health sector is poised to double -- from $12.20 billion in 2023 to $25.64 billion by 2027, it said.

Medical devices and digital applications are set to play a pivotal role in the surge, jointly contributing revenue of up to $4.9 billion and $5.2 billion to the overall digital health market.

Sunil Chemmankotil, chief executive officer of TeamLease Digital said, "The AI revolution is transforming the job market, creating an urgent need for skilled professionals who can design, develop, and implement cutting-edge AI technologies."

He added, "Fortunately, the Indian Government is taking proactive steps to address this challenge by entering into a bilateral strategic partnership through iCET and setting up Centers of Excellence and training initiatives."


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