Since taking charge, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has unfurled his vision to transform Indian healthcare. He made his Vision 2020 statement, which envisioned healthcare for all. The Union Health Ministers vision found resonance with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is committed to serving every mother and child, young and old, with free and clean hospitals, generic medicines, rational drug policy, healthy lifestyles and most importantly, doctors. The honourable Ministers vision is well served by the expanding healthcare sector.
Rising incomes and easier access to high-quality healthcare facilities have pushed the demand for healthcare in India. From Rs. 3,500 in 2011, the per capita expenditure on healthcare to is expected to touch Rs. 5,400 in 2015. The Indian healthcare sector is expected to grow at a CAGR of 15 percent and be worth ` 9,51,414 crores by 2017.
With such a bright future ahead, eHealth proudly presents you the July 2014 issue, which throws the spotlight on noteworthy hospitals in Maharashtra, particularly in Mumbai and Pune.
Why just Maharashtra, you may ask. Maharashtra is one of Indias and most economically developed states. In addition to being a financial capital, it also Indias second most populous state, with a large population of people from other states, especially in Mumbai. This makes it a microcosm of India. Cities like Mumbai and Pune have seen many multi super-speciality hospitals coming up in the last ten years. Add to that, Maharashtra has traditionally had social healthcare movements, and many functioning charitable hospitals too.
Mumbai, with its dense population provides a fascinating study on how to make healthcare available to all. Pune, once a small town, is coming up as a major IT hub, and its growth is a reflection of the rise of Indian affluence. By looking at these two cities, we can study the promises and challenges for Indian healthcare.
Through a series of interactions, we have uated the work done by the hospitals. Further, to highlight the emerging models of secondary and tertiary healthcare and the growth of health industry, we are pleased to present the Maharashtra Healthcare Leadership Awards and Summit 2014. Its aim is to create a vibrant platform for hospitals, government, corporates and academia to share success stories, challenges and opportunities in Maharashtra.
The summit is a part of our effort to appreciate and recognize the achievers, innovators and suppliers who have significantly contributed towards the growth and development of health sector in the state of Maharashtra.