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One Health must take all living beings into account
Mar 15, 2023

One Health must take all living beings into account


Dr Mansukh Mandaviya, Hon'ble Minister of Health & Family Welfare and Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Government of India, stated that the health sector can never be a country-specific sector; rather, it is a global sector since the health of one country affects the health of another. The Minister was speaking at the CII Partnership Summit 2023 organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry and Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry. 

The Minister elaborated on why the concept of "One Health" should be prioritised. He said that the health of all whether animal, environment, or human, all are interdependent. 

On the goal of ‘One Health', the Minister said that while we may learn from best global practices, we must rely on our traditional knowledge as well for attaining this goal. 

Health is a service in our country, it is not commerce, and this is the Indian Model of Care - and we can offer this as a solution to the world, added the Minister.  He emphasised that India is addressing all its healthcare issues through research and innovation.  He said research should not be just focused on creating a targeted solution, and  should rather focus on the total impact of the proposed solution. 

Dr Naresh TrehanChairman, CII Healthcare Council & CMD Medanta, The Medicity said that to consider the future for ourselves and future generations, we must do so collectively, because no one, no country, and no group of people will be able to handle, manage, or truly overcome the global healthcare challenge in its entirety. 

Mr. Rajesh Jain, Chairman, CII National Committee on Biotechnology & Managing Director, Panacea Biotec Ltd. stated that technological innovations such as lab-grown meat proteins are the future solution to one-health issues. 

Ms Suchitra Ella, Chairperson, CII Southern Region & Co Founder & MD, Bharat Biotech, India pointed out that it is important to build product capabilities, build indigenous technology and focus upon our goal of affordable health care.


15 March 2023

New Delhi

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