The healthcare landscape in Gujarat is changing rapidly. The state has become one of the most favoured medical destinations in the recent times. Gujarat is evolving in terms of a number of hospitals, healthcare centers, number of beds and is expected to continue a positive trend in future. Doctor to patient ratio is 1:10 and nurse to patient ratio is 1:5.
Healthcare systems are usually large, complex and slow-legged to respond to a change. But the surge of new ideas, approaches and institutions in Gujarat is melting away the age-old barriers to change. The state of Gujarat is writing a new chapter in healthcare. The Government is taking several initiatives to make Gujarat a global healthcare destination.
Gujarat is the first state which has accredited PHCs in tribal areas by NABH, blood banks, food and drug laboratory and of course the hospitals to involve quality consciousness into the system. The most talked about programme initiated by Gujarat in the year 2006 is the Chiranjeevi Yojna which is a unique PPP initiative to partner with private sector facilities for BPL and tribal mothers.
The medical tourism in Gujarat is flourishing with more and more technology-driven treatments being available in the state. The state Government believes that Gujarat will be known in the world for its medical tourism by 2025. Based on the experience of Gujarat state, other state governments can explore healthcare innovations to provide comprehensive healthcare services for the larger population in India. The magazine features eminent leaders from health department of Gujarat, hospitals, diagnostic labs and many more who talk about their current projects and plans to deliver better patient care.
eHealth proudly announces the Indias largest ICT event on enterprise of healthcare in the city of Gujarat. The December issue of eHealth showcases a glimpse of the technological advancements and initiatives being undertaken by the host state. Health being one of the most significant parameters of human development requires utmost emphasis in terms of systems strengthening, enablement and efficiency gains through innovative solutions available through healthcare technologies and hence forms a key track under eHealth India 2011.
eHealth India 2011 Awards, a key component of the eHealth India, have been instituted with the primary aim of felicitating and acknowledging unique and innovative initiatives in healthcare. In this edition, eHealth has captured the leading award nominations. These are innovative programmes and projects in India and worldwide that are changing healthcare scenario around us.