Sweden has launched a life science and healthcare platform in India to promote sustainable best practices in the healthcare sector. The Swedish Life Science and Healthcare Platform aims to collaborate with the countrys health sector in a strong and sustainable manner.
The Swedish Life Science and Healthcare Platform is a forum for discussion on issues related to healthcare sector. It brings together companies, consultants and organizations connecting healthcare providers, regulatory agencies, industry, research institutions and faculties of education to explore and make use of synergies. The platform is being supported by the embassy of Sweden in India, the consulate general of Sweden in Mumbai and has leading Swedish healthcare companies like Bactiguard, Hemocue and Molnlycke Health Care on board. In addition, it is an amalgamation of ideas within the Swedish model of healthcare – Symbiocare, Health by Sweden and best practices in India. The structure of the platform is built on the triple-helix model, an active interplay between government, academia and private enterprise, a statement by Swedish embassy said.
commenting on the launch, the Swedish ambassador to India Harald Sandberg said,”It is a start, and we will engage all the stakeholders to meet the challenges of healthcare in India. We will act as a facilitator.”
Stressing on the need for such a partnership between the two countries, he said: “Health is an important area where India and Sweden have growing interest and there is a mutual intention to strengthen the bilateral ties and form strategic alliances.” The platform has been launched to further strengthen the existing memorandum of understanding in the field of healthcare and public health between the two countries signed in 2009.