Clinical Research in India Essay

2374 Words Feb 10th, 2011 10 Pages
7/1/2011

Contents Introduction 2 What is clinical research? 2 The state of health in India 2 Clinical Research Market in India 3 Factors that Continue to Make India Attractive for Future Clinical Trial Outsourcing: 4 Challenges for the Indian Clinical Research Industry 6 Cinical research profession 7 Conclusion 8

Introduction

Successful persons in business are noted to be blessed with innovation, perseverance and a broad vision. Its critical to have the “big picture” in mind while we want to position and well-establish the smallest things, after all the intensity of effect that something can cause cannot be under-estimated. A tiny sim-card that provides enormous data and communication coverage, an atom bomb
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The state of health in India

India is claimed to be the 4th largest economy and the 2nd fastest growing economy of the world. With a population of more than 1.2 billion and a spending of just 6% of the GDP on health, India is far from what it wanted to achieve. According to the annual report on health released by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare:
Country GDP per capita PPP USS - 2753
Infant Mortality Rate - 53
Life Expectancy at birth (M/F) - 62.6/64.2
Maternal Mortality- 254
TFR- 2.6
As per the NHA (2004-05), the total health expenditure in India, from all the sources, was Rs.1,33,776 crores, constituting 4.25 per cent of the GDP. Of the total health expenditure, the share of private sector was the highest at 78.05 per cent, public sector at 19.67 per cent and external flows contributed 2.28 per cent. The provisional estimates from 2005–06 to 2008–
09 show that health expenditure as a share of GDP came down to 4.13 per cent in 2008–09. A vast, unwieldy population, a plethora of diseases, and rampant poverty: this was the picture India presented to the outside world till a while ago. A major driving force behind the growing demand for healthcare and medical facilities is the rise in both infectious and chronic degenerative diseases. India once saw the predominance of nutritional and reproductive disorders however today there is a shift in the disease paradigm. While ailments such as poliomyelitis, leprosy, and neonatal tetanus will soon be

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