World Health Organization recognizes health as a human right and the common denominators for ensuring social well-being. There exists a positive correlation of economic growth with improved health indicators. For capital to be translated into positive healthcare outcomes policy goals should be clear and healthcare should be given priority in the budget; less than 1 per cent of GDP (Gross Domestic Product) is grossly inadequate. Health makes an important contribution to economic progress, as healthy populations live longer, are more productive, and save more. This has huge human and economic costs.
To define the role of a medical professional in healthcare and its national growth The Policy Times (thepolicytimes.com) in partnership with the Unleashing India organized a web summit series on Post Covid-19 Devastation: Enhanced Role of Medical Professional & Healthcare for National Growth on Friday 19th June 2020 in New Delhi.
This web summit series was Chaired by Dr.P.Sekhar, Chairman Global Smart City Panel, with eminent Expert Panelists including Dr.Avinash Bhondwe, President Indian Medical Association, Maharashtra, & UNESCO Chief of Bio-Ethics, Dr J S Rajkumar, MS, DNB( Surg ), FRCS, Chairman and Chief Surgeon of the Lifeline Hospitals Global Group, and, Dr S V Pattiwar, Ex ADDL commissioner NMMC, Consultant, Tata Trust, Mumbai.
Mr.Akram Hoque, Founder Editor of The Policy Times moderated the webinar by introducing on the topic and the eminent panellists. The main purpose of the webinar was to talk on the contribution of the sector and of the sector professionals and how to achieve its national growth.
The session chaired by Dr.P.Sekhar, Chairman Global Smart City Panel. He gave an overview of the field. He said that the Medical and Healthcare systems in India had brought up the average life from 24years when India got independence to 70years which is highest in the world and a great achievement. They are now taking on the COVID challenge fighting this World War III without weapons.
IMA President Maharashtra Chapter Dr.Avinash even suggested that there should be a separate cadre of Indian Medical Services IMS on the lines of IAS, IPS etc.
Dr.Rajkumar, MS, DNB( Surg ), FRCS, Chairman and Chief Surgeon of the Lifeline Hospitals Global Group, who has 6 Specialty Hospitals globally and expanding to 50 more highlighted that India should be a Medical centre of Excellence for the World and attract more Medical Tourism which is today around 7L pa.
Dr S V Pattiwar, Ex ADDL commissioner NMMC who had been Add Commissioner in Municipal Commissioner wanted great enhancement right from PHS to Urban hospitals in managing patient and Doctors uniformly for an upgraded system. The experts gave their life experiences and how the Government could also play an important role with proper administrative budget support.
Mr Akram Hoque, Founder Editor of The Policy Times ended the session by conveyed vote of thanks to the experts and with the closing remarks. He stated that these would be brought to the notice of stakeholders including the decision-makers for the betterment of the Enhanced role of this important sector.
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