The government is dedicated to working on critical areas of access, affordability, accountability, adoption, and awareness for a brighter future of the healthcare sector, according to Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, who spoke at the CII Asia Health 2021 summit’s first session on Thursday.
In his inaugural address, Mandaviya said that healthcare has now moved their focus from simply treating the patients to ensuring their overall well-being. Emphasized that the government inculcated preventive care in the health sector through the launch of initiatives like Khelo India, Yoga, Swatchh Bharat Abhiyaan which can play a vital role in achieving the aim of a healthy society.
He added that the healthcare scheme like Ayushman Bharat Jan Arogya Yojana (health insurance scheme), Ayushman Health and Wellness Centres, Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) for generic medicines, Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) and PM Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission have all been launched in the purview of making healthcare accessible and affordable.
Highlighting the need to link technology and healthcare for development, Mandaviya said, “There there is a need to adopt latest technologies like nano and robotic technologies in the health sector. The Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission is one such initiative that will utilize the digital ecosystem to further ease of living.
Speaking on the immense opportunities India has, he added that the Indian health sector has immense investment opportunities and urged the private sector to invest in it to make India the hub for international health tourism.Further highlighted many initiatives taken up by the government to provide better treatment to patients and achieve the aim of ‘Health Society, Wealthy Nation’ .
Dr. Vinod K Paul, Member; NITI Aayog, Dr. R.S.Sharma, CEO, National Health Authority along with the key officials of CII marked their presence at the event.