Innovataions in healthcare impacting access
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Innovataions in healthcare impacting access

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ASSOCHAM organised the 2nd summit on Access to Healthcare: Scaling up Best Practices on 21st February, 2014, at Hyatt Regency, New Delhi. An Array of delegates presented different ideas on best practices of healthcare, state of Indian Healthcare System and Innovative Models in Healthcare Delivery. Sri Bhaskar V Iyer, Chairman, ASSOCHAM National Council on Drugs and Pharmaceuticals, Dr H K Chopra, Co Chairman, ASSOCHAM Healthcare and Hospital Council,Sri UmangChaturvedi, Co Chairman ASSOCHAM National Council on Drugs and Pharmaceuticals were on the panel.The summit came up with the release of Knowledge Paper: Access to Healthcare, Indian Perspective; a complete research by ASSOCHAM

Sri Manoj Jalani, IAS, Joint Secretary (MJ)(NRHM), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, came up with few outstanding points like Kerala competes with many developed country in the area of healthcare access and affordability. 70% out of pocket expenditure comes from drugs, providing free essential medicine in 28 states under National Health Mission in which Tamilnadu, Rajasthan are in the leading position. Govt. has come up with the Scheme: RashtriyaBalSwasth Mission, in which children upto 18 years will be provided with the treatment of diabetes etc. and other deficiencies will be screened and free care to tertiary level will be provided by the Public Health System. If any service is not available under Public Health system, facilities will be provided by the Private Partnership. 25000 ambulances with life care facilities are being introduced by the on-going Govt. projects. Mother and Child Tracking System (MCTS) is another project taken up by Ministry which monitor the vaccination, immunization, prenatal, postnatal necessities can be provided through SMS, video messages by IVR mechanism. Sri VikramAnand, Principal & Head, Operations Consulting IMS Health also mentioned about the MCTS.India ranks 180th among the 194 countries in Public Health Expenditure, says Sri Y Azad, Information Commissioner, Central Information Commission.

There were two more sessions. Case study of Guru Govind Singh Govt. Hospital, Raghubir Nagar was presented by Sri Vijay Rai, CMO, Adl Director, Directorate of Health Services, Govt. of Delhi. In India 70 billion dollar was spent in Healthcare market in 2013. Almost 3.4 billion dollar was spent on Medical devices and consumables in 2013, says Sri ShishirAgarwal, Vice President Johnson & Johnson Medical India. Dr Kamal Kishore Sharma, Professor and Dean, School of Management Studies, Ansal University, Gurgaon, Sri VikramAnand, Sri KunalBanerji, Chief Marketing Officer, M3M India Limited,VaibhabGarg, from Boston Scientific, Sri MukulBagga, MD, Quest Diagnostics India, Dr NilanjanSaha, Vice President, Medical and Global Marketing, Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd., Sri Manish Jain, Director, Health Policy Janssen India ; Prof. Indrajit Bhattacharya, Adl Director, Centre for Health Informatics of the National Health Portal, Dr P K Prabhakar, Deputy Commissioner, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India were also present.

The Adoption, Accessibility, Affordability and Awareness will be the future guideline in order to get the best of healthcare facilities with the idea of Public Private Partnership.

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