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We will have to work in a PPP Model to ensure the vaccination of 1.3 billion people
Nov 20, 2020

Mr Piyush Goyal, Hon’ble Minister of Commerce & Industry and Railways, Government of India addressing the valedictory session of Asia Health 2020 stated COVID has brought the world and humanity as one. The world today has come together to fight for a common cause. The divisions in society and the world are getting nullified. The common attempt to find a vaccine and the democratic distributing of the vaccine to reach all parts of the country have brought all of humanity together. Aatma nirbhar has been an attempt by Government of India to bring self-reliance and also develop the confidence of all Indians as a nation. We have experienced the game changing experience and the transformational changes the country is moving towards on the economic front and the social front. We will have to work in a PPP to make the vaccine work, it cannot solely be the effort of a single sector to ensure the vaccination of 1.3 billion people. Ensuring vaccines are available at an affordable price to one and all is going to be a responsibility on all of us. India will play an important role for ensuring cost effective and innovation solutions for the rest of the world.

COVID allowed us to repurpose our industry to make PPEs, ventilators and  brought together all the sectors for the delivery of healthcare and progressively move towards Aatma Nirbhar stated Dr Naresh Trehan, Chairman, CII National Council on Healthcare & Chairman and Managing Director, Medanta - The Medicity. We are not only meeting the demands for the consumption of India, but also exporting to 235 countries. India will become a manufacturing a hub and deliverer of best quality of healthcare at affordable costs.

Mr Suhel Seth Chairman, CII Committee on Branding & Founder and Managing Partner Counselage - role of private healthcare is very important. “Most tertiary care is taken care of by the private healthcare system. Also India needs a 1000 AIIMS which will not be possible for the government alone. The trust issue in the healthcare sector  related to inflated bills and not providing good quality treatment is not a systemic issue to the sector as it is restricted only to a handful of healthcare providers. Private players need to establish a code of conduct and the healthcare sector needs to re-calibrate, re-examine and rejuvenate its offerings. There needs to be sector wise and category wise trust building in the healthcare sector. The irony in the healthcare sector is that public hospitals are trusted but not visited and vice versa for private hospitals. This needs to be changed. In order to eliminate trust deficit we need to have more stories of healthcare heroism out in the open, healthcare companies need to build healthcare code of conduct and there needs to be transparency in communication

CII Asia Health 2020 saw Experts from USA, UK, Singapore, Israel, Russia, Bhutan, Maldives, Angola, and many other countries coming together to deliberate on thought leadership and discuss on Health, Technology, Ayurveda and how these systems can ensure healthcare delivery across Asia through India. Imminent Dignitaries, national speakers and international speakers will be  addressing knowledge sessions on a wide range of issues that cuts across the healthcare spectrum looking to develop a cohesive industry engagement with core cross sectoral policy dialogues and strategic exchanges. CII is committed to the vision of putting India back on the map, with the Indian healthcare leading the way.

20 November 2020
New Delhi

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