Allied Health Science is a newly evolved concept in health care and constitutes a separate stream of health professionals contributing to the healthcare in India. Allied Health Care professionals are an integral part of the medical team along with physicians and nurses contributing their expertise to the preventive, curative and rehabilitative care of the patients. They are a distinct group of health care professionals who apply their expertise to assist diagnose, treat and rehabilitate people of all ages and all specialties.
Together with a range of technical and supportive, staff they may deliver assisted patient care, rehabilitation, diagnostics and health improvement interventions to restore and maintain optimal physical, sensory, psychological, cognitive and social functions. This inclusive grouping, which can account for up to 60% of all health professionals in some countries, provides professional leadership, governance, supervision and professional development that will assure appropriate credentialing and quality of patient care.