The contributions of allied health professionals to patient care is well recognized in developed countries. In developed countries, allied health providers can reach the general public easily and cater to the health care needs of the society. However, medical dominance in developing countries often curtails the autonomy of allied health professionals. The Public Health Foundation of India prepared a report in 2012 on allied health professionals in India. This report explained the role of the AHP in improving the health status of the country. The objective of this commentary is to provide a possible opportunity for better integrating the allied health professions in the provision of health care in India based on the report prepared by the Public Health Foundation of India.
Swaminathan N, Grimmer KA, Milanese S. Next-generation Solutions for Indian Health Care: Strengthening the Impact of Allied Health. The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice. 2019 Mar 26;17(2), Article 12.