We need a global alliance to have equity in diagnostics in PPP Model: Dr Sowmya Swaminathan

CII-Southern Region recently organised a talk on organises GOING BEYOND BOUNDARIES’ in Hyderabad

CII-Southern Region recently organised its Annual Regional Meeting for the year 2022-23 and a conference on South India@100 with the theme ‘GOING BEYOND BOUNDARIES’ in Hyderabad. During the Session on ‘Creating a Healthier World in 2047 – Role of India.’

Shobana Kamineni, Past President, CII & Executive Vice Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise while moderating the session mentioned how India has emerged as a leader in the life sciences sector in recent years, especially during the pandemic times. Ayushman Bharat scheme is bringing a strong positive change across the country. We have witnessed solidarity in global action while fighting the pandemic and we need better coordination in future she said.

Dr Roger Glass, Director, Fogarty International Center, National Institute of Health, USA said that there is a need to improve human health through compassion and service. He mentioned that there is a need to strengthen primary healthcare and scale up the healthcare reach which could create a massive positive impact.

Dr Soumya Swaminathan, Former Chief Scientist, WHO & Chairperson, MS Swaminathan Research Foundation said that the healthcare sector contributes about 5 per cent of global CO2 emissions and all healthcare providers should commit to going green. All possible measures should be taken to become Net zero within a stipulated period. India, as a country needs to work on disease prevention and health preparedness pandemic, has taught us this lesson. There is a huge inequity in diagnostics and patients need to be treated for the right disease. There is a need for Global Alliance in this area and we need to work on a mission mode in the PPP model. India has proved that scale could be achieved in a short span and we need simpler short-term treatments. As responsible leaders, we need to have better strategies to channel credible communication with all stakeholders.

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