Speaking at “India Health Summit 2018“, organised by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Healthcare Council during a panel conversation, Naresh Trehan, renowned Cardiologist, spoke about the various new initiatives envisaged by the private sector doctors and the CII Healthcare Council. He said, Indian Healthcare is passing through one of the most exciting times for investment, collaborations and partnerships. Trehan expressed optimism at the fact that, of late, the public and private healthcare sectors in India are converging.
Earlier, lauding the Central Government’s focus on healthcare for all, Union Minister Jitendra Singh referred to some path-breaking decisions in the last four years, which include opening of Dialysis Centres in every district hospital, setting up of Wellness Centres and, above all, launch of “Ayushman Bharat”. He also emphasised the need to incentivize medical practitioners to go to remote rural areas and to provide adequately satisfactory facilities for the government doctors to be able to serve in the rural areas.
In fact, himself being a renowned Diabetologist, Singh mooted “Heli-Clinics” / Helicopter Clinics for remote areas, which could particularly be of great help to provide specialised medical care to people living in inaccessible hilly terrains of the States like Jammu & Kashmir and Northeast as the Corporate Hospitals and the leading private sector medical practitioners had mostly got concentrated in Tier-1 or big cities, while the rural and sub-rural areas, more so the remote areas, had been left deprived.