The Healthcare Federation of India (NATHEALTH) is hosting its 2nd Western Regional Roundtable meeting in Mumbai on Friday, 23rd June, 2017. The Roundtable will take up several issues related to healthcare sector in the country with special reference to Maharashtra.
The GC members, experts and policymakers, will be participating in the discussion, which will focus on opportunities and challenges in healthcare sector.
In view of rising dual disease burden in the country and states like Maharashtra, the participants would deliberate on Universal Health Care and how to push Public –Private Participation (PPP), Digital Health and Prevention and Wellness to achieve the set targets.
A special focus would be on current opportunities and challenges in Maharashtra and how to improve the healthcare delivery mechanism in the state.
Apart from NATHEALTH’s President Dr Arvind Lal and Secretary General Anjan Bose, all members of the GC, representing various segments of the healthcare sector will be participating in the Roundtable. Dr Deepak Sawant, Minister of Public Health and Family Welfare, Government of Maharashtra is also expected to participate.
Dr Arvind Lal, President, NATHEALTH said that “the roundtable would also focus on the government’s recent announcement of National health policy (NHP). NATHEALTH leadership team would also deliberate on the implications of recent GST announcement on healthcare sector”.
“We at NATHEALTH feel that the recently announced National Health Policy would set a positive roadmap for the health of the nation. This should also send a positive signal to the investors for infusing much – needed funds into healthcare and accelerate innovation for improving access to affordable Healthcare,” Dr Lal added.
Giving details of this important meeting, Anjan Bose, Secretary General, NATHEALTH says “the collaborative vision and unique competencies that exist on NAHTEALTH platform is expected to result in tangible outcomes in the form a concerted national endeavour to help creating a healthcare ecosystem capable of effectively addressing critical healthcare issues – both national and in Maharashtra”.