FICCI recently announced its 15th Annual Health Conference – FICCI HEAL 2021 from 20 to 22 October 2021 supported by NITI Aayog, Government of India. The 15th edition of FICCI HEAL, will be scheduled on a virtual platform on the theme “Transforming Healthcare Beyond COVID” and will include keynote speeches, thought leadership and plenary sessions, along with panel discussions covering the entire spectrum of healthcare delivery. The dialogue will cover public health, capacity building, insurance, digital health, diagnostics, medical technology, home health care as well as vaccines.
Mansukh Mandaviya Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare; and Chemicals and Fertilizers, Government of India has been invited to inaugurate the conference. Dr. VK Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog, Government of India, Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India (Invited), Dr. R. S. Sharma, CEO, National Health Authority, Government of India, Development Sheel, Additional Secretary and Mission Director, National Health Mission, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, Satyendar Jain, Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi, Dr. Randeep Guleria, Director, AIIMS New Delhi, Dr. N. K. Arora , Head, Working Group of the National Technical Advisory Group on COVID-19 Vaccination
Speaking about the event, Dr Alok Roy, Chairman, FICCI Health Services Committee and Chairman, Medica Group of Hospitals, said, “The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented disruption to the global health ecosystem. While this has highlighted the weaknesses of public policies and healthcare infrastructure, it has also brought about the urgency of exploring new ways to respond to the pandemic and the crisis that followed. For the Indian healthcare system, the pandemic has also triggered much-needed revolutionary reforms. Today, healthcare takes center stage like never before – whether it is through our increased public spending on health or game-changing innovation and collaboration seen across all stakeholders. “
Gautam Khanna, Co-Chairman, FICCI Health Services Committee and CEO, PD Hinduja Hospital, said, “As we work towards our collective capabilities for short-term health challenges, it is also imperative that we address the pandemic. work collaboratively. Prepare a definitive roadmap for future health system transformation, as in preparedness, and beyond the pandemic. This includes better public health measures and communication strategies, better use of telemedicine and remote patient management, enhanced digital technology, new concepts for healthcare facilities, operations and cost as well as expansion of indigenous production capacity.
The three-day conference has been organized to bring together all health care stakeholders and provide a platform to share learnings and experiences as well as deliberate upon opportunities to transform the Indian healthcare system beyond COVID. The conference will be a gathering of national and international leaders from CEOs, policy makers, healthcare and allied industries. A FICCI-KPMG Knowledge Paper on ‘Covid Driven Health Care Transformation’ will also be released during the inaugural session.
Continuing the long legacy of recognizing best practices in the industry, FICCI will organize the 13th edition of its much awaited ‘Healthcare Excellence Awards’ on day 1 i.e. 20 October 2021 from 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM. on a virtual platform. The award ceremony will be organized to honor organizations and individuals for their exemplary contribution towards improving healthcare. The chief guest of the award ceremony will be Dr. Bharti Praveen Pawar, Minister of State, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India along with the special guest CK Mishra, former Secretary, Government of India.