Government industry dialogue by Disesae Managemnet Association of India (DMAI) brings in fruitful discussions at Le Meridien on, 28th September 2012. Based on the deliberations and feedback from the attendees, it is evident that this was the first innovative initiative of its kind and resulted in top CEOs of the private sector committing to work together in the programs of the MOHFW. Dr Ashok Kumar mentions that primary Health Sector constitutes 5000 Primary Centre and more than 24,000 Primary Sub-Centres. We have a large number of health workers and large manpower constituting around 840 ASHAs. Shri Keshav Desiraju highlighted some issues on quality where the state government needs to tighten their belts and work towards coordination and partnerships. Attempts to overcome shortage qualified and trained manpower at every level is made, world class training is provided by improving and upgrading teaching methods. NRHM was introduced to lend their hand towards better healthcare delivery. He also mentioned that under privatisation, we do not have control on outcomes as this sector is highly unregulated. The whole debate by planning commission stresses on the point that government at certain point is responsible in terms of updating technology via aptitude and ability. On the other hand, Dr Srinath Reddy believes that health is an area in terms of programs and delivery. A demographic demand for investment in healthcare is imperative. The discussions were revolved around a few questions Why is the Health Ministry not to influence and not responsive to public health concern? What are health needs, how the health System can be reconfigured? A social justice framework is needed as an individual’s rights and capabilities can live his life with full dignity, but health cannot be ignored. So, for that matter, the productive partnership becomes important. The purpose of regulatory is to redefine PPP through projects that have been remarkable like 108 EMRI, Chiranjeevi.
We do require PPP under clear regulations. He also mentions that in terms of health planning, great efforts have been taken up. Private players are engaged but due to no requisite demand, many of our health programs do not guarantee optimal utilisation. Government of India (GOI) has much greater expertise which has to be developed in central and state in 2006 as to be worthwhile. He says, we have to work upon the areas of weaknesses and make a regulatory environment to ensure that is efficient and functioning. The tendency has been device testing has we leave to look at partnerships and important for health service delivery in implementation science. The trained workforce serves the foreign population leaving the homeland without any service. The collaboration of India with a global centre need to share their resources, be it developed or developing economies. We have a commutative process of product, so whatever the process we have to get multiple stakeholder and partnerships for public purposes. On the note, a remarkable personality, Dr Pratap Reddy joins in and delivers an encouraging speech. He says that every year network providers, and the leaders have a dialogue, but what quality benefit happens? This happens in every country, we need to work with the western method as almost single technology adaptation was done by Apollo. The tools that we have and the tremendous experience, we can make a difference. He believes, that technology is our challenge what the world is looking at, a new thinking from the dialogue develops a major health problem today. The Government can have a vision and can rapidly enlarge the system. We need to find and address each of these problems, end to end, and start with bringing programs. The NCC Cadet is the one who are going to build the nation, eat regular diet and help us include yoga in our daily lives. What difference can be made to 100 people with problems coming on us from all over the country? We need the power of significant and coordinate various organizations. Sincerely great things happen, first improving the quality of care. We have asked Mr Sam Pitroda and request Mr Srinath Reddy is willing to ride and reach the last minute of the healthcare provider work. We hope that we have an access to crucial thing today and announced the hospitals to build the number of people to handle and bring a significant report. Mr Kishan Gupta joins the discussion and believes that traditional medicine is way behind the industry while we send 22 dollars to Europe for 90 capsules. Traditional Indian medicine is still not respected.
Mr Sam Pitroda mentions about the strengthening infrastructure for telecom and connectivity in order to achieve ‘Healthcare for all’. There have been efforts to improve rural conditions for better delivery of healthcare through various schemes.
The discussions ended where it has been decided by the private sector to adopt districts for the mass screening programs, which will result in massive improvement in the number of screenings conducted by the MOHFW. State of Jammu & Kashmir decided to adopt RSBY in 10 districts immediately. Also, the participants from the private sector offered to help the Government in leveraging IT capabilities of the sector, and then , move on to forge wider collaborations for various programs of the Government to make healthcare more affordable , accessible and efficient for the common man, working together as a TEAM than as the private sector or the Government . This is a historic development for healthcare of this country, and sets in a new era of joint working between the Government & the Industry.