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Shortage and disproportionate distribution of health personnel is a primary challenge for health policy-makers. Nearly all countries are challenged by worker shortage, skill mix imbalance and weak knowledge base. Moreover health workforce information systems fail to deliver comprehensive, reliable and timely data in many countries. As a consequence, planning and policy-making are often based on very limited evidence. In India, there is no reliable source giving the number of the members of the health workforce as more than half the healthcare professionals work in the unorganized private sector.

The MoHFW, GoI has established a Human Resource for Health (HRH) Cell at the national level to ensure coordinated and collaborative efforts towards generating a skilled workforce for the country and also broaden its ownership and ensure all relevant human resource related issues are addressed under one umbrella.