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The High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth emphasized multiple returns on investment in the human resource for health (HRH). Investments made in HRH not only strengthen the health system but also generate employment and contribute to economic growth (WHO 2016b). India needs to invest in HRH for increasing the number of active health workers and also improving the skill-mix ratio which requires investment in professional colleges and technical education. This paper highlights that India needs to encourage qualified health professionals to join labour markets and ensure additional trainings and skill building for those who are already working but are inadequately qualified health workers. In addition to increased availability of and accessibility to quality health workers by population in general, enhanced investment in HRH will lead to strengthening of the health system for dealing with pandemic situations like COVID-19 and any other epidemics.This paper also recommends that the Government needs to assure an adequate and adroit workforce that emphasizes expansion of the supply side of the health workforce. It is a useful document for policymakers. Click here to read the document.