SCOPES AND OPPORTUNITIES OF HOSPITAL AND HEALTH MANAGEMENT EDUCATION - CAREER CHOICES FOR AYUSH GRADUATES IN INDIAJANMEJAYA SAMAL.
Hospital and Health management often called as Health care management that applies the tools and techniques of management to the field of health care or individually to hospital sector or public health sector. These educational programmes preferably require a prior understanding of hospital and public health issues but the same is not mandatory always. This is one of the major advantages with AYUSH graduates in India owing to their orientation in hospital and public health issues. Until recently majority of AYUSH graduates were limited to their own field of study with few exceptions in to the field of Hospital and Health Care Management. These days have witnessed a paradigm shift with the increase in information access, awareness about the job opportunities and a great degree of professional and personal satisfaction in this domain of work. This on the other hand led to a huge rush of these graduates into the field of Hospital and Healthcare Management. The placement and job opportunities are much more because of the rapid expansion of health care industry in India with endeavors from public and private stakeholders. There hasbeen a multimillion dollars investment by various national and international donor agencies,pharmaceutical sector, central and state governments and the development partners. In this context a review was made on the scopes and opportunities of Hospital and Health management education for AYUSH graduates in India.
Key words: AYUSH graduate, Education, Hospital and Health Management, India,Opportunities, Scopes