Advantage Healthcare India 2016 (AHCI) is an initiative of the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India in association with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) and Service Export Promotion Council (SEPC). Recently, the second edition of the Advantage Health Care India (AHCI) 2016 concluded at Expo Centre in Greater Noida laying foundation for deepening of the Medical Value Travel eco-system in India. Here is the India’s Healthcare story (in quotes) at Advantage Healthcare India 2016.
“ABCDEF of Indian healthcare advantage in a nutshell is: A for Accreditation, B for Best Practices, C for Cost Advantage, D for Competent Doctors, E for English Speaking , F for Friendship, and G for Government’s interventions,” Sangeeta Saxena, Economic Advisor, Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, GoI & Director General – SEPC.
“Recognising the potential of medical value travel in India that is expected to reach 27% by 2020 from the current 15% growth rate, FICCI created a separate medical value travel committee, which is a convergence of government and private sector on one platform to streamline issues and create ease of doing business in the sector,” Harshavardhan Neotia – President, FICCI.
“India over the last decade has grown to become a sought after destination in medical value travel due to its superiority in quality of care, service and cost effectiveness. Further, in order to position India as preferred destination for medical value travel, we need to consolidate our individual efforts and strategise on how to leverage the collective opportunities,“ Bhavdeep Singh, Chair, FICCI Medical Value Travel Committee and CEO, Fortis Healthcare.
“Indian healthcare industry is best described as islands of excellence in an ocean of inadequacy. The Indian model of healthcare is innovative and of affordable quality, as it has used efficiencies of the six sigma, smart and innovative IT, quality engagements with clinicians, and good use of local pharmaceutical industry as well as the medical technology and devices sector, which together are paving the way for healthcare of the future,’
Sangita Reddy, Chairperson – FICCI Serve In/From India Council and Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals Group
“The current Indian governments focus on Wellness, Yoga, and Cleanliness is commendable,” Harish Pillai, Co-Chair, FICCI Medical Value Travel Committee; CEO – Aster Medcity & Head – Kerala Cluster, Aster DM Healthcare.