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CII India Healthcare Week from August 17-21, 2020

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With top policymakers, healthcare leaders, industry experts, 30+ knowledge sessions and 50+ exhibitors showcasing the latest technologies disrupting the sector, CII’s India Healthcare Week is positioned as a digital thought leadership and exhibition business platform, aimed at ‘Redefining healthcare ecosystem’

CII is organising a public health conference on August 17 – 18, via a digital platform, as part of the India Healthcare Week from August 17 – 21.

Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Science & Technology and Earth Sciences will inaugurate the conference at 11:00 am on August 17. Dr Randeep Guleria, Director, AIIMS and Chairman, CII Public Health Council would also speak at the inaugural session.

The global impact of COVID-19 has overwhelmed large sections of the world’s healthcare infrastructure, and the ongoing threat it presents has been the most demanding on our public health systems. The present scenario is of grave concern to stakeholders in the country as it has caused disruptions to supply chains to every segment of the economy. It is of fundamental concern to strategise the restoration of the nation’s healthcare infrastructure,  and research & development facilities.

The Indian healthcare scenario presents a spectrum of contrasting landscapes. The urban-rural gap in healthcare infrastructure seems to be ever growing, presenting us with an even more complex present. Although the pandemic has helped improve India’s healthcare infrastructure as both the government and private players have had to incur vast amounts of unplanned expenditure, the overall ecosystem still faces a multiplicity of challenges.

There are several key areas that need to be addressed regarding the healthcare ecosystem. There have been strides taken to address the idea of affordable and quality healthcare through various flagship programmes such as Ayushman Bharat, however, areas such as accessibility, absence of human power, accountability and the lack of awareness among the general population continues to hinder the progress of the overall ecosystem.

The tailwinds and opportunities presented to the Indian healthcare sector due to the COVID-19 pandemic are innumerable, and CII’s India Healthcare Week aims to redefine the Indian healthcare ecosystem.

With 30+ knowledge sessions on a wide range of issues, ranging from making India an attractive destination for med tech and charting its route towards Atmamirbhar, to the growing role of AYUSH and it’s integration into the nation’s public health programmes, to the need to strengthen our public health delivery, CII’s India Healthcare Week is envisaged as a unique health platform converging multiple stake holders in the health eco system to deliberate and discuss the future of health.

CII’s India Healthcare Week 2020 is also expected to host experts from the US, the UK, Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and many other countries coming together in this digital thought leadership and exhibition business platform to discuss health, technology, ayurveda and how these systems can work together to deliver low cost care to India and to the world.

Besides Dr Vardhan and Dr Guleria, policymakers and healthcare leaders scheduled to address CII’s India Healthcare Week include the following:
Shri Piyush Goyal, Union Minister for Commerce & Industry and Railways
Shri D V Sadananda Gowda, Union Minister for Chemicals & Fertilizers
Dr Renu Swarup. Secretary – DBT. Ministry of Science & Technology
Dr Vijay Raghavan, Principal Scientific Adviser. Government of India
Padmashri Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha, Secretary, Ministry of Ayush. Government of India
Shobana Kamineni, Past President CII & Executive Vice Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise
Dr Naresh Trehan, Chairman, CII National Committee on Healthcare & CMD, Medanta – The Medicity
Chandrajit Banerjee. Director General, CII

As per a press note, with over 50+ exhibitors showcasing the latest technologies disrupting the sector, focused capacity building workshops, bespoke B2Bs, industry delegations, disruptor talks as well as an exhibition of the latest technologies disrupting the sector, CII is committed to the vision of putting India back on the map, with the Indian healthcare leading the way.

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