India Will Become World Leader And Symbol Of Global Health Care In The Coming Years: Mansukh Mandaviya

India Will Become World Leader And Symbol Of Global Health Care In The Coming Years: Mansukh Mandaviya

Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare and Chemicals and Fertilisers Mansukh Mandaviya on Friday India’s mammoth vaccine drive, preventive health modules, and how the digital health mission can make treatment both accessible and affordable.

The minister was virtually addressing at the CII’s “She Matters Summit” on “Technovation: The Future of Women’s Healthcare” which was held in Mumbai on Friday.

In his speech, Mandaviya said that the central government is aware of the needs and works required to be done. The gaps will be plugged through Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission. The mission will look to bolster facilities at all levels, through critical care units, testing labs, and strong surveillance system units and will exclusively focus on health of woman both in rural as well as urban areas, he said.

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The health minister highlighted that India is already known as the pharmacy of the world. “During the pandemic, under our vaccination drive, we have administered 200 crore doses and exported lakhs of vaccines to other nattions, thus cementing our mark in the health care space,” Mandaviya said, while adding that Indian firms are able to make tech advancements in health care through AI, Machine Learning, personalised medicine, and clinical trials.

Dr Indira Hinduja, gynaecologist, obstetrician, and infertility specialist practising at P D Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai, also spoke in length about the reproductive health of woman and some of the challenges that is being faced by woman in today’s fast paced life and how they can be tackled.

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In the welcome remarks, Geetika Kambli, chairperson, CII IWN, Maharashtra, and managing partner, Future Factory, reiterated that given the link between women’s health outcomes and the health of society at large, the health care industry should widen its aperture of how it thinks about women’s health tech.

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