The special care nurse (SCN) category includes specialists who work in hospitals and other healthcare settings, as well as medical staff and nurses who are part of a team.
The SCN category has been growing at a steady pace in recent years, especially among doctors and hospital administrators.
In the last fiscal, the SCN industry in India has increased by 559.5 per cent to Rs 3,96,958 crore, with 1,857,847 SCNs in operation.
The government has invested Rs 1,717.9 crore in SCNs from fiscal 2017-18.
India’s largest special care hospital, St George’s, has attracted a total of 4,826 SCNs and is the only one in the country with more than 400 patients.
The number of SCNs is estimated to reach 1,000 by 2019.
With the rise of the SCNs, the demand for health care facilities has grown by 1.2 million people over the last decade.
In the last 10 years, there has been a steady growth in the number of healthcare facilities being built and opened across India, as more and more healthcare facilities are being designed for SCNs.
At present, over 2,500 SCNs operate across the country.
There are 2,811 operating hospitals, with around 3,000 hospital beds.
Currently, there are more than 1,300 SCNs operating in India.
The top five special care RNs are listed below:Dr Ramesh Kumar, M.D., Dr Anurag Agrawal, M, and Dr S.V. Sharma, MSc.
Source: Health Services Council of India