Maharashtra to get a State Health Policy soon?

Dr Pravin Shingare, Director of Medical Education, Government of Maharashtra hinted at a plan to soon draft and implement a state health policy for Maharashtra which will run parallel to the National Health Policy (NHP)

Maharashtra to get a State Health Policy soon?

At the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) held on Wednesday, August 23 at Hotel Grand Hyatt, Mumbai. Dr Pravin Shingare, Director of Medical Education and Research, Government of Maharashtra, announced that the department is working on the state health policy that will help in formulating specific and need intensive policy for the state.

“We are planning to have a State Health Policy soon. This will be parallel to the National Health Policy,” said Dr Pravin Shingare, Director of Medical Education and Research, Government of Maharashtra.

He further said that, “The state has started drafting the Anti-Cut Practice Act that will be out and rolling in next two months. The stake holders can give suggestions on the same.”

The conference further witnessed a number of panellists discussing major issues regarding the National Health Policy (NPH) of 2017.

“The NHP 2017 is a true game changer that will change the way we see health sector in India,” said Ninad Kapre, Chairman of CII Western Region and Director of Aptech Ltd.

The state government has asked the CII to put forward the suggestions at the conference which will be considered and incorporated in the future health policies.

“The relevance of technology and digitisation is imperative as we look at newer ways of healthcare delivery services,” said Joy Chakraborty, Chairman, CII Western Region of Healthcare Conclave 2017 and Chief Operating Officer in PD Hinduja Hospital.