Fortis CEO Dr Ashutosh Raghuvanshi is the new President of NATHEALTH

Ameera Shah, Promoter & MD, Metropolis Healthcare has been elected as Senior Vice President and Abhay Soi, Chairman & Managing Director, Max Healthcare Institute Limited elected as Vice President

New Delhi: Dr. Ashutosh Raghuvanshi, Managing Director and CEO, Fortis Healthcare Limited has been announced as the new President of NATHEALTH – an apex body representing the entire ecosystem of the Indian healthcare industry.
He takes charge from Dr. Shravan Subramanyam, erstwhile President of NATHEALTH during FY 2022-23. This was announced in the AGM post the 9th NATHEALTH Annual Summit 2023.
The newly elected NATHEALTH leadership team also includes other industry luminaries: Ms. Ameera Shah, Promoter & MD, Metropolis Healthcare as Senior Vice President; Mr. Abhay Soi, Chairman & Managing Director, Max Healthcare Institute Limited as Vice President; Mr. Shishir Agarwal, Managing Director, Terumo India Pvt Ltd as Secretary and Ms. Visalakshi Chandramouli, Managing Partner, TATA Capital Healthcare Fund as Treasurer. Mr. Sunil Thakur, Partner, Quadria Capital has been given the charge to lead the taskforce to establish a separate NATHEALTH foundation.
Siddhartha Bhattacharya, Secretary General, NATHEALTH will continue to lead and head NATHEALTH secretariat working towards the goal of making NATHEALTH, a robust platform for driving strategic partnerships and sectorial impact benefiting the entire health ecosystem.
Speaking on his appointment as the President of NATHEALTH, Dr Ashutosh Raghuvanshi, said, “In the last few years, we are seeing growing confidence of the world in the Indian healthcare sector. It is important to capitalize on the advantage India has gained and work towards further strengthening its position at a global level. This is where NATHEALTH’s role becomes important, due to the strong foundation it has today, the trust placed in it by the healthcare industry and its collaborative role in threading the various elements within the ecosystem together. Continuous efforts are required to address the barriers to access to quality healthcare, ensure last-mile reach of healthcare services and look at new alternative models to deliver healthcare services. NATHEALTH, over the last decade, has contributed considerably by being an effective bridge between the industry and Government and we will continue to work towards making India Atmanirbhar in the coming years.”
Ameera Shah, Senior Vice President, NATHEALTH and Promoter & Managing Director, Metropolis Healthcare, said, “With India focusing on innovation and creating in-house technologies, the healthcare sector in India is set to witness significant growth in the coming years. We are also expecting organizations to increase their investments in the healthcare system to improve access and affordability in the next 8 to 10 years. With that said, it is equally important to prioritize patient safety and empower patients to know their rights and ensure that providers operate on minimum standards that guarantee safety for patients.”
“It is a matter of immense pride that NATHEALTH has won the trust of various healthcare stakeholders in the last few years through its solid, collaborative role in stringing together important pieces of national priority and bringing them up for deliberations and a solution-based approach on visible industry platforms. Going forward NATHEALTH’s relevance will become much deeper and more expansive,” added Ms Shah.
Abhay Soi, Vice President, NATHEALTH and Chairman & MD, Max Healthcare Institute Limited, said, “India’s G20 presidency is a huge opportunity for the country to address global healthcare issues and has provided the much-required push to strive health equity for all. With the way, we fought the pandemic showed the world our capabilities and path-breaking achievements in healthcare and life sciences sector. Government’s strong emphasis on digitization and schemes such as PMJAY to increase access to healthcare services for the unreached population has played a pivotal role in cementing India’s position in the global healthcare market.”
“NATHEALTH as the apex healthcare body is best placed to take this agenda further. With the recognition gained in the last few years, Nathealth provides the optimum platform to stakeholders across various sectors to deliberate on alternate healthcare models and sustain the momentum gained by India in the areas of access, infrastructure and digital health to achieve universal health coverage,” added Mr. Soi.