With technological innovations opening a big scope to reinvent traditional systems in nearly every sector, healthcare delivery is perhaps a key area among all. Some States that are steadily evolving their healthcare sector and becoming torch bearers for rest of the nation are – Telangana and Maharashtra.
India’s youngest state of Telangana evokes interest of any observer for the way it is steadily boosting its healthcare delivery model, making it accessible and affordable as well for people of all strata of life. Our cover story “Telangana – Making Giant Strides in Healthcare Delivery” thus justifiably explores how this State under the leadership of K. Chandrasekhar Rao is evolving as an exemplary place in terms of coming up with effective schemes worth embracing at the national level for all.
The State is driven by the vision of developing a ‘Healthy Telangana’ through an effective and ideal Healthcare Model. With a mission to ensure — ‘Good Health for All’ — Telangana is fast emerging as a leader in the country by implementing various first-of-its-kind and effective healthcare initiatives.
In this light, we have organised the ‘Elets Healthcare Innovations Summit’ in Hyderabad, with the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India as our host partner.
The conclave will be followed by ‘Urban Healthcare Summit’ in Mumbai being organised by Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, to highlight and deliberate upon the finest practices being followed by it.
Through our Special Feature “Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai Leveraging Technology to Boost Healthcare Delivery System”, we have tried to explore and analyse how a city like Mumbai is providing healthcare to its huge populace along with a floating population, numbering in lakhs. The healthcare model evolved over the years by the MCGM inspired us to explore it in terms of its set up and sustainability model that caters all in the city.
We have also featured a range of interviews including that of policymakers Rajendra Nimje, Director General, Centre for Good Governance (CGG); Dr Nitin Madan Kulkarni, Principal Secretary, Department of Health & Family Welfare, Government of Jharkhand; Dr Anuradha Medoju, Senior Regional Director, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, MoHFW, Government of India; I A Kundan, Additional Municipal Commissioner, Western Suburbs, Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai; and J V N Subramanyam, Mission Director, National Health Mission, Department of Health & Family Welfare, Government of Assam.
With cancer emerging as a big threat, the magazine also carries industry perspective of Dr Manjiri M Bakre, CEO & Founder, OncoStem Diagnostics Pvt Ltd and Dr Rama Vaghmare, MD, Radiation Onocolgy (NIMS) on the disease. Besides, a special write up on Hitech Diagnostic, which is ensuring quality and affordable pathology services for three decades.
With such a bouquet of articles, interviews and features, we hope this latest issue will evoke an invaluable feedback of our esteemed readers.