Featured article in the Coalition Chronicle - Respiratory Therapy in India: A Profession in Transition 

Respiratory Therapy in India: A Profession in Transition 

The phenomenal growth of the Respiratory Therapy profession in India was unveiled recently on many platforms. Latest in the series is a specially invited article by GS-IARC published in the Coalition for Baccalaureate and Graduate Respiratory Therapy Education (CoBGRTE)’s ‘Coalition Chronicle’ September issue. The Chronicle is distributed to many readers, including bachelor and graduate degree-seeking students, academic program faculty, RT Department members, and other stakeholders who support bachelor and graduate-level RT education. The Coalition Chronicle is published on the last day of each month and distributed to 500 CoBGRTE institutional members and another 150 leaders in the USA respiratory therapy education professional organizations (AARC, NBRC, CoARC)

The Coalition for Baccalaureate and Graduate Respiratory Therapy Education (CoBGRTE) is an organization in the United States to help students, faculty members, and the general public to learn about baccalaureate and graduate respiratory therapy education. The CoBGRTE Roster also serves as a communication tool for faculty members developing new baccalaureate and graduate respiratory therapy programs. It is the first time in history, our country has been represented and a leader from India has been invited to write an article in this chronicle.

In India, everyone is looking at us to lead the change in healthcare,” Jithin said in his remarks. “We all are working together to overcome the challenges and to take the profession to even greater heights. On behalf of the profession and IARC, let me mention with pride that we are celebrating our work, our achievements, and the fulfillment of our promises made to the stakeholders ever since we were born”, he concluded.


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In pursuit of this mission, our primary goals include:

  1. Foster the practice of Respiratory Therapy of high caliber, with compassion for the relief of suffering of those with a variety of respiratory ailments, within and outside the intensive care units.

  2. Promoting high quality formal training in institutions that have the necessary infrastructure.

  3. Facilitate continuing education by holding conferences, meetings, workshops etc. to hone the skills of the practicing Respiratory Therapists.

  4. Engage in advocacy for the promotion of the field of respiratory therapy within the medical fraternity, with the various governmental/statutory bodies and the public.

  5. Unite and enlist respiratory therapists of India as members of the association and solicit their support to achieve the objectives of the association.