Asia Europe Journal

, 8:475 | Cite as

Migration of health professionals from India: tracking the flow

  • Sanghita Bhattacharyya
  • Indrajit Hazarika
  • Harish Nair
Original Paper


India has a vast reservoir of highly skilled, semi-skilled, and unskilled labor force and is one of the major source countries in the global labor market. The current paper is the first of its kind to focus primarily on migration of health professionals from India. In the absence of national-level data on migration, the paper uses data from different sources to outline the magnitude and direction of flow of health care providers from India. The paper also assesses the existing global and national policies on migration and discusses their relevance in the context of migration of health professionals from India.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sanghita Bhattacharyya
    • 1
  • Indrajit Hazarika
    • 2
  • Harish Nair
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Public Health Foundation of IndiaNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Indian Institute of Public HealthDelhiIndia
  3. 3.Centre for Population Health Sciences, Global Health AcademyThe University of EdinburghEdinburghUK

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