NATHEALTH 10th Annual Summit 2024: Experts discuss evolution of India’s healthcare by 2047

The different sessions also deliberated upon the building blocks and sustainable models required for the private sector to play an essential role in strengthening health systems in the country

New Delhi: This year over 500+ healthcare leaders and subject matter experts from diverse domains, global multi-stakeholder organizations and digital tech organizations including startups, deliberated over two days at the NATHEALTH 10th Annual Arogya Bharat Summit 2024.
The summit served as a catalyst fostering collaboration between industry stakeholders and provided a high-level forum for participants to work in unison and facilitate dialogue on the crucial role of private healthcare players in advancing the government’s agenda of achieving UHC in India. The different sessions also deliberated upon the building blocks and sustainable models required for the private sector to play an essential role in strengthening health systems in the country.
The two-day summit was also packed with discussions ranging from growth trajectory of the MedTech sector, Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs), building blocks by unlocking private capital for achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC), challenges in the hospital ecosystem, navigating compliance and promoting indigenous manufacturing, opportunities to revolutionize medical education, patient safety, and many more crucial issues. There were also engaging Fireside Chats on health, climate & sustainability and how innovation can power the next wave of healthcare.
The experts explored diverse aspects of innovation, skilling and capacity building of healthcare workers, healthcare service delivery models and regulatory frameworks, all aimed at promoting sustainable growth. A platform for Health-tech startups was also provided giving them an opportunity to collaborate with the industry and display ground-breaking examples, underlining the importance of driving transformative change.
The two-day summit concluded by recognizing 11 healthcare organizations for their contribution in establishing a more resilient and sustainable healthcare ecosystem at the 3rd NATHEALTH Impact Awards.
Dr. Ashutosh Raghuvanshi, President, NATHEALTH, Managing Director & CEO, Fortis Healthcare, said, “The theme of this year’s summit underscores the pivotal role that private healthcare sector representatives play in this journey. The healthcare sector has seen considerable investments in the last two decades and particularly, the hospital sector has been abuzz with several significant mergers and acquisitions in the last one year. I firmly believe that public-private partnership is the way forward to transform the healthcare landscape in India which enables achieving the ambitious goal of UHC. Together, we have the power to shape the future of healthcare, drive meaningful change, and create a legacy that will impact lives for years to come.”
Ameera Shah, Senior Vice President, NATHEALTH and Promoter & Managing Director, Metropolis Healthcare, said, “It gives me immense pleasure as we embark on this significant journey together. As we commemorate the milestone of the 10th NATHEALTH Annual Arogya Bharat Summit, it is imperative to reflect on our journey thus far and to chart a course for the future. This summit signifies a decade of commitment to advancing healthcare, highlighting the pivotal role of private players. Let’s redefine healthcare accessibility and quality, aiming for Universal Health Coverage. This summit celebrates achievements and reaffirms dedication to innovation, policy reforms, and actionable solutions for a healthier future. Let’s propel India towards health equity and access as societal cornerstones.”
Dr. Harsh Mahajan, Past President, NATHEALTH and Founder & Chief Radiologist, Mahajan Imaging, said, “NATHEALTH has achieved immense credibility in the last few years. Many key stakeholders and national institutions often take advice and inputs from NATHEALTH on industry and policy issues. Our members have always been willing to contribute and lend their voices to significant sectorial issues. NATHEALTH has helped the healthcare sector forge and build strong relationships. Most importantly, it does not work in isolation and works closely with other industry associations to ensure common concerns are highlighted on varied platforms. We are also consistently in dialogue with the Govt as we remain aligned with the national goals of achieving UHC.”