Life Sciences & Healthcare

The double digit growth registered by the Life Sciences and Healthcare (LSHC) industry in India can be attributed to a number of socio-economic factors. Some of these include, improving health awareness, increasing affluence, changing lifestyles resulting in higher incidence of lifestyle diseases, increasing government expenditure on healthcare and a nascent, yet fast growing health insurance industry. While the sector continues to look up, it is not free of challenges. Poor regulatory enforcement, inadequate healthcare infrastructure, shortage of a skilled workforce, increasing patient expectations and ever-changing technology, act as critical barriers in delivering healthcare services in a sustainable manner.

Our understanding of these opportunities and challenges, and our ability to quickly respond with integrated and comprehensive solutions, put us in a unique position to help. Our LSHC industry specialists work across the breadth of the industry value chain, serving local and global clients in private, public and PPP (Public Private Partnership) space. Our clients span across:

  • Healthcare providers – Hospitals, Integrated Health Parks, Diagnostics Players, Ambulatory Care Providers
  • Bio-pharmaceuticals – Pharmaceutical Companies, Biotechnology Players, Contract Research Organisations (CROs), R&D Centres
  • Medical devices – Manufacturers of Medical Devices, Diagnostics Equipment, Medical Equipment and Supplies
  • Medical education – Medical and Paramedical Colleges, Training Centres, Academic Medical Centres
  • Healthcare payers – Private Health Insurance Companies, Public Health Financing
  • Governments and Donors – Central and State Health Governments, Bilateral and Multilateral Agencies
  • Others – Regulators, Trusts and Foundations and NGOs

Services offered

Deloitte brings the right combination of expertise, perspective and strategy, to help our global and local clients realise the opportunities and meet the challenges shaping the LSHC sector. Our LSHC industry group practitioners offer deep industry expertise and follow an integrated and collaborative approach to service, providing clients with executable strategy recommendations and implementation assistance.

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