Ravi Gupta

Having earned name and fame across the world due to yoga and traditional practices of healthcare, the
technology-driven modern India is making a giant step to take healthcare to every nook and corner of the country innovatively.

Leveraging modern technology and innovation to touch every household and person, the Government of India looks determined to make things possible in a big way.

Bringing experts, industrialists and policymakers on one platform to brainstorm over various issues linked to such an endeavour from different perspectives, Elets Technomedia is hosting the Healthcare and Wellness Summit 2018 in New Delhi.

In this wake, this special 13th Anniversary Issue of eHealth magazine has justifiably attempted to explore and understand the state of affairs from various dimensions and efforts are being put into addressing the challenges, opportunities and vision for Indian healthcare and wellness.

Our cover story Indias Tryst With Innovation-led Healthcare has aimed to examine the governments innovationdriven approach to take healthcare to all as announced in Budget 2018 through Modicare. It also explores the challenges, opportunities and endeavours related to the government and private sector to actually reach out to people at large despite limited resources.

We have a special feature titled Wellness Industry: Drawing Horizons of Healthy Life which talks about how wellness deserves to be the focus of everyones life and how traditional way of life should inspire the modern approach to lead life.

In an exclusive interview, Dr Ashok Seth, Chairman, Fortis Escorts Hospital, talks about rising heart diseases and various other challenges engulfing Indian healthcare sector. Offering various insights into the challenges of heart diseases, he has suggested private and public healthcare must be united to deliver unified healthcare.

Dr Sarveshwar Narendra Bhure, Mission Director, National Health Mission (NHM), Government of Chhattisgarh, in an interview has talked about a range of issues including innovative healthcare initiative taken by the State Government.

The other distinguished personalities figuring in this issue include experts like Dr Nayan Shah, MD, Paramount Health, Dr Ratnadeep Patil, Managing Director, Smile Care Expert and Professor Supten Sarbadhikari, Dean, IIHMR.

We also have special articles on various health initiatives by the State Governments including Uttarakhand and Madhya Pradesh. It includes a write-up about how Haridwar Municipal Authorities have decided to set up Solid Waste Management plants across the city, offering an interesting aspect of this holy city.

With this bouquet of articles, special features and interviews, we hope this latest issue will invite an invaluable feedback of our readers.

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