Although, India has made considerable improvement in healthcare parameters since independence, we lag behind most of our fellow developing countries, when it comes to providing quality healthcare to our people. India’s population is expected to touch 1.45 billion by 2028 making it the world’s most populous nation surpassing China. This brings us to the twin challenges of a growing geriatric population of 168 million by 2026 and change in disease pattern with increasing number of people suffering from combination of communicable and non-communicable diseases.
Several initiatives of the government over the past couple of years like the Swachh Bharat, Skill India, Digital India, Start-up India, Make in India are paving the way for revolutionizing Indian healthcare sector. For the desired changes and a healthy growth of the healthcare sector, a well-defined partnership between the government and the private sector is essential.
In view of the inadequate healthcare infrastructure, human resource, regulations and quality, FICCI is bringing together five Southern State Regional Councils of FICCI on board to organise a unique event of high standard - “South India Healthcare Conclave - an Online Interaction with the Health Ministers of Five Southern States” on Friday, 25 February 2022 between 6.00 pm - 8.00 pm on its own virtual platform – BIKE to extract the views of the Health Ministers on Healthcare sector at a single platform.
The key areas wherein the agenda has to be set for action would be Medical Value Travel, Skill Gap and Medical Devices Corridor/Life Science Park for the benefit of Healthcare Industry in South India. The Views and concerns expressed by the dignitaries and participants during the Interaction will be compiled in a Report and submitted to the Ministry of Health, Govt. of India. The Interaction will be attended by respective State government officials, Industry, Academia, Healthcare Professionals, all regional and national level media representatives. Interaction with prominent media with selected questions will also be shared in advance with your office.