CII Asia Health 2021 summit
CII Asia Health 2021 summit was held in October 28, 2021.
- Summit was addressed by the union minister for Health & Family Welfare, Dr Mansukh Mandaviya.
- In his address minister noted that, with the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Health has been linked with development in India. Earlier, health was meant for treatment only. Linkage of health with development will bring health & prosperity in India.
- He also emphasized that, Preventive care is an essential component of health sector. Initiatives like Yoga, Khelo India etc play a significant role in realising the aim of healthy society.
- According to him, Government is committed to Access, Accountability, Affordability, Adoption and Awareness for a better future of healthcare sector. Government has also been working towards achieving these objectives.
Schemes launched by government
Minister noted that, government has launched schemes like Ayushman Bharat Jan Arogya Yojana (health insurance scheme), Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) for generic medicines, Ayushman Health & Wellness Centres, PM Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission, Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) to make healthcare accessible & affordable.
Theme of the Summit
CII Asia Health 2021 summit is organised under the theme “Transforming Healthcare for a better tomorrow”.
From Token to Total Health
Government has been working by focusing on the theme of ‘From Token to Total Health’. Prime minister had launched the “PM Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission” on October 25, 2021 to strengthen the healthcare infrastructure in India.
Technology and healthcare
On link between technology and healthcare, minister noted that, there is a need to adopt technologies like Nano and Robotic in the Health sector. For instance, Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission utilises the digital ecosystem to further ease of living.