Bharti Pravin Pawar, Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, stated on Sunday that India’s healthcare system has demonstrated significant efficiency not just in delivering diagnostic and management services, but also in lowering mortality and maximising recovery.
Bharti Pravin Pawar made the remarks while presiding over AIIMS’s 67th Foundation Day festivities in New Delhi.
Speaking at the occasion, the Minister said, “India’s health care system has shown great efficiency not only in providing diagnostic and management facilities but also in minimizing mortality and maximizing recovery.”
Pawar expressed happiness over AIIMS ranking among the top 10 educational institutional in research category. She also said it is the only institution with a patient care service component in addition to research.
She appreciated that it is a matter of pride that for the fifth consecutive year, AIIMS, New Delhi has been ranked as number one among medical institutions as per the National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF) issued by the Ministry of Education and she urged the authorities to maintain the ranking in coming years too.
She stated that “To build stronger and healthier India, AIIMS New Delhi with its repository of wisdom, to lead the path with other Institutes of Excellence,” she said.
“When we talk about holistic health and inclusiveness of accessibility, we are including three factors in it. Firstly, expansion of infrastructure and human resources related to modern medical science. Secondly, promotion of research in traditional Indian system of medicine and its active engagement in the healthcare system and thirdly providing better and affordable healthcare facilities to every person and every part of the country through modern and futuristic technology,” she added.
The Minister stated that the federal government’s efforts aim to operate holistically, with an emphasis on preventative care and a priority on tertiary healthcare.
She stated that attempts are being made to minimise the cost of treating the poor while also significantly expanding the number of physicians.
She also recognised AIIMS personnel for their exceptional efforts.