Primary healthcare needs to improve and gain importance in India, say panellists

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Western Region hosted a panel discussion on ‘Primary Healthcare and Wellness’ on Wednesday at Hotel Grand Hyatt, Mumbai. The discussion dealt with the need of innovations and practices with regards to primary healthcare

‘Primary healthcare needs to improve and gain importance in India,’ say panellists

Primary healthcare and wellness is a topic of discussion that each of us will look forward too. It is so because accessible quality primary healthcare has been a neglected area in the healthcare sector for more than two decades now. However, there is no denying that there is ample innovation in the sector of medicine but providing quality primary healthcare remains to be an unnoticed subject.

Taking this into consideration, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Western Region hosted a panel discussion on ‘Primary Healthcare and Wellness’ on Wednesday. The discussion dealt with the need of innovations and practices with regards to primary healthcare.

Daniel Munday, consultant in Palliative Care and Health Services Research, Senior Adviser to Global Health Academy, University of Edinburgh, who was the key speaker of the session said, “Promoting good health and extensive palliative care is very important. Financial protection for health is very serious need in India and other countries in Southeast Asia.”

He added, “A good primary health care in the form of a sound family practitioner will help in a large way.”

Dr Nilesh Shah, Chairman and Managing Director of NM Medical, “Not paying much attention to prevention of disease is a very routine attitude in our country.”

Primary healthcare needs to improve and gain importance in our country said the panel. “The primary healthcare has not changed much in the last 50 years. Even when we say that there are a lot of new innovations, there is a greater need to create improved procedures or upgraded models,” said Rahul Guha, Partner and Managing Director of The Boston Consulting Group and moderator of the session.