NATHEALTH 6th Annual Summit brings the voice of healthcare ecosystem onto one platform
The two-day annual summit focused on ‘Reimagining Collaboration to Strengthen India’s Healthcare Growth Trajectory’
Healthcare Federation of India –NATHEALTH - two-day 6th Annual Summit on ‘Reimagining Collaboration to Strengthen India’s Healthcare Growth Trajectory,’ which kicks off, achieved a milestone by bringing the voice of healthcare onto one platform. Dr Vinod Paul, Honourable Member (Health), NITI Aayog, Chief Guest of the event presented the Inaugural address and Dr Indu Bhushan, CEO, National Health Authority was the keynote speaker at the event. NATHEALTH presented a representation to govt. on key reform ideas that will unlock the potential around Ayushman Bharat, investments and UHC, quality, skilling and healthcare innovation.
On day 1 of the Annual Summit, NATHEALTH announced support of distinguished industry bodies CII, Association of Healthcare Providers (India), FICCI, Indian Chambers of Commerce (ICC), ASSOCHAM and PHD Chamber of Commerce.
The summit brought together the entire gamut of players, decision-makers, domain experts and academicians to reimagining collaboration to strengthen India’s healthcare growth trajectory. The inaugural session of the Summit witnessed several other announcements, which would shape the future of Indian healthcare.
Welcoming the guests and delegates, Dr. Sudarshan Ballal, President NATHEALTH & Chairman, Manipal Health Enterprises Pvt. Ltd., reaffirmed that Government and industry need to work together to realize the Prime Minister’s vision of Health for All. NATHEALTH is living up to its core mission of collaborating with all stakeholders and bringing the voice of the industry to one forum.
Dr Ballal also presented a five-point agenda which included galvanizing NATHEALTH resident knowledge and expertise to provide innovative solutions, Mobilising partners from India and outside, Informing & shaping healthcare policies and government regulations to serve diverse stakeholders, Advocating the cause of Healthcare sector participants via sustained communication and education campaigns and catalyze innovation in Healthcare by bringing industry and private sector experience and resources together and mentor start-ups.
For transparency and ethical practices in the healthcare sector, NATHEALTH- Indian Medical Association reinforced its Ethics Code and the leadership committed that the Federation will disseminate it widely across the industry and work with other federations and industry members to drive acceptance. An expert group will be set up to monitor and drive this adoption and dissemination
Preetha Reddy, Senior Vice President, NATHEALTH & Executive Vice Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals Group emphasised on the need for a “World-class Brand India for Healthcare”. She emphasized, “The importance for building trust between investors, policymakers and people seeking care whether from India or from outside cannot be undermined. The Indian Healthcare sector needs more investments and we can set up a health care investment promotion bureau as a PPP. This can initially be a single window for all industry to discuss with Government on reforms required to achieve UHC”.