With a growing public awareness and desire to benefit from latest healthcare measures, health has become a central area of interest for people at large. Also, with a growing public awareness every household desires easily accessible healthcare facilities.
Andhra Pradesh seems to be endeavouring to be the leader among all States in ensuring an accessible and affordable healthcare ecosystem.
In this light, we have taken out a special edition eHEALTH magazine focused on the state of Andhra Pradesh to explore and underline how the State Government is steadily building a healthcare system to improve quality of life.
Our cover story Andhra Pradesh Takes Giant Leap in Healthcare Delivery explores State Governments healthcare initiatives, underlininig how the State Government has taken a slew of measures for robust healthcare delivery and to encourage start-ups.
In an exclusive interview Andhra Pradeshs Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu has shared the States overall growth story while mentioning about how Real Time Governance System (RTG) has enabled his State agencies to communicate with beneficiaries and citizens on real time basis through various access mechanisms.
Nara Lokesh, Minister for Information Technology and Communication, Panchayat Raj and Rural Development, Government of Andhra Pradesh, in another interview has talked about how technology is driving the State on development path.
Other distinguished personalities featuring in this issue are Dr Poonam Malakondaiah, Special Chief Secretary, Health, Medical & Family Welfare Department & Mission Director, National Health Mission, Government of Andhra Pradesh.
Other interviews include that of Dr Jitendar Sharma, Advisor (Health and Medical Technology), Government of Andhra Pradesh and Managing Director & CEO, Andhra Pradesh Medtech Zone (AMTZ).
Visakhapatnam Collector and District Magistrate Pravin Kumar in his interview has talked about the smart projects that have enabled Visakhapatnam turn one of Indias best livable cities.
Other important interviews include that of Rajeev Sadanandan, Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Health, Government of Kerala, Nidhi Khare, Principal Secretary, Department of Health & Family Welfare, Government of Jharkhand, B K Agarwal, Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Health & Family Welfare, Government of Himachal Pradesh, Vishal Chauhan, Commissioner-cum-Secretary, Department of Health & Family Welfare, Government of Sikkim, Dr Yashpal Sharma Mission Director, National Health Mission, Jammu and Kashmir.
Pallavi Jain, Managing Director of Krsnaa Diagnostics, has offered the industry perspective in the issue.
Also, we have articles of healthcare solution providers Dhanush Infotech, Medall Diagnostics, BVG India and eVaidya shedding light on modern solutions to improve healthcare delivery in the State.
To encourage healthcare experts and organisations for coming up with innovative solutions to benefit people, Andhra Government has organised Health Datathon and Health Hackathon from June 18-20 in Visakhapatnam. We take pride that the special initiative has been conducted by Health Medical and Family Welfare Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh, along with Elets Technomedia.
With such a bouquet of special stories, articles and interviews, we hope this special edition will evoke an invaluable response from our esteemed readers.