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The Voice that Leads Indian Healthcare

NATHEALTH has been created with the vision to “Be the credible and unified voice of the healthcare ecosystem in improving access and quality of healthcare”.

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This is the time to collaborate,
innovate and reimagine healthcare

NATHEALTH is the pivot for the healthcare ecosystem. It aligns itself with the aspirations of the different forums - medical technology, innovation, providers, diagnostics, insurance, home care, senior care, education and private equity/value chain, to build a unified industry voice and power the next wave of progress in Indian healthcare.
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People



  • Evangelize a “fit for purpose” unique healthcare model that is made in India for India

  • Worked together with every stakeholder to remove constraints of access, cost, equity and quality

  • Demonstrate capabilities towards building sustainable integrated healthcare models

  • Gather and incubate ideas those advance the goals of a universal health coverage


Partners



  • Partnered with global organisations with like-minded vision and priorities

  • Reliable value partners for global health institutions, academia, and NGOs

  • Engaged with trade bodies to develop unified agenda(s)

  • Espoused and promoted India as a medical tourism destination

  • Built a knowledge repository for the healthcare sector and people to use for COVID prevention, treatment and vaccination


Members



  • Galvanize our member base with a re-energized vision and aligning ourselves across key cross- sectoral issues

  • Expanding our base to cover unorganized healthcare sectors across the country

  • Communicating effectively with our stakeholders on behalf of our members

  • Governing ourselves with transparency and honesty of purpose


Policy Makers



  • Bringing the best possible expertise and showcasing capabilities to help drive policy developments

  • Ideating the vision and be the innovation partner

  • Co-creating solutions to deliver universal health coverage

  • Inspiring confidence as a best- in-class delivery system

  • Reinstate belief in the private healthcare eco-system


Vision and Mission
Navigating
challenges, together

Established in 2012, with an objective to bring together healthcare stakeholders in India and work along with policy makers to create an environment that will power the next wave of healthcare for all. NATHEALTH is the genesis of this movement. It is the forum that will facilitate the shift in mindset, delivery and decision making. Our goal is to build a better and a healthier future.
  • Be the voice of the healthcare ecosystem
  • Recommend action points to Enable the environment to fund long term growth
  • Enable the environment to fund long term growth
  • Support best practices and promote accreditation
  • Encourage innovation
  • Help develop and optimize healthcare infrastructure
  • Help shape policy and regulations
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Key Themes

Creating the Winning Agenda

NATHEALTH 3.0

5 thematic areas for key interventions to deliver the maximum impact

Health sector capacity expansion and infrastructure build up

Decongesting, debottlenecking institutions, Affordable care expansion in Tier II-IV (new business models, tech enabled, partnership Govt/Private, private-private, etc.), New models of care (out of hospital, step down, urgent, ambulatory care, specialty care expansion, home care etc.)

Digital Health

Tech infra, solutions: IT backbone / Interoperability / tech stack; HIS/EMR; Health ID, Disease repository, analytics , Skilling and education expansion (asynchronous training, CME, upskilling, etc.), Access expansion (virtual care, discovery platform), Integrated care enablement, coordination

Scaling healthcare delivery with innovation across value chain

Start up ecosystem enablement, Partnership models (Corp VC, financial investors, strategic partnership, etc.), Setting up Healthcare accelerators, incubators, Atmanirbar for healthcare products and devices in India (value focused); design and make in India

Globalizing India’s healthcare

Medical Value Travel full potential, Global Supply Chain Integration, India for global healthcare delivery (remote monitoring, virtual care delivery, etc.), India as data/analytics hub (payers, providers, etc.), Alternative medicine expansion

Aarogya Bharat (health system evolution)

New financing models (capitation, performance based, strategic purchasing, etc.), Preventive, public and population health
Delivery innovations, New models: value-based care, Universal health expansion, Disease mgmt. (NCD, MCH, etc.), Standardized, Guidelines, accreditation

Expanding our ApertureRegional Chapters

Our Regional Chapters engage with State Governments and regional stakeholders to mobilize a movement
that champions core issues - quality care, wellness, restoring trust in
our healthcare institutions and the private healthcare sector
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North Chapter

Chair:  Mr. Ashwajit Singh, Founder & Managing Director, IPE Global

Co Chair: Mr. Anand K, Chief Executive Officer, AGILUS Diagnostics; Mr. Abhishek Kapoor, SVP – Strategy, Regency Healthcare;  Dr. Anil Vinayak, Group COO, Fortis Healthcare

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East Chapter

Chair: Dr. Alok Roy, Chairman & Managing Director, Medica Synergie Pvt. Ltd.

Co Chair: Ms. Ruma Banerjee, Vice President, Neotia Healthcare Initiative Ltd. Mr. Rupak Barua, Group CEO & Director, AMRI Group of Hospitals, Dr. Simmardeep Gill, Chief Executive Officer, CK Birla Hospitals Mr. Suyash Borar, Director, Xceptional Health & Wellness Pvt. Ltd

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West Chapter

Chair: Mr. Sanjiv Navangul MD, Bharat Serum

Co – Chair: Ms. Visalakshi Chandramouli, Founding Partner Tata Capital, Dr. Vivek Desai, HOSMAC India Private Limited, Dr. Ankit Thakker, Executive Director and CEO at Jupiter Hospital, Mr. Dharmil Sheth, Co-Founder, Pharmeasy/API Holdings

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South Chapter

Chair: Dr. K. Hari Prasad, President, Hospitals Division, Apollo Hospitals

Co – Chair: Mr. Gangadi Madhukar Reddy, Managing Director & CEO, MedPlus; Mr. Srikanth Srinivasan, Head of Services, GE Healthcare 

The Leadership Team

Our leadership team represents the different facets of the healthcare ecosystem.

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Dr. Ashutosh Raghuvanshi

President, NATHEALTH
Managing Director & CEO, Fortis Healthcare
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Ms. Ameera Shah

Senior Vice President, NATHEALTH
Managing Director, Metropolis Healthcare
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Mr Abhay Soi

Vice President -NATHEALTH
Chairman & Managing Director, Max Healthcare Institute Limited

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Mr Shishir Agarwal

Secretary-NATHEALTH
Managing Director, Terumo India Private Limited

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Ms Visalakshi Chandramouli

Treasurer -NATHEALTH
Managing Partner, Tata Capital Healthcare Fund

President's Message

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These are exciting times for our country. As we witness India’s breathtaking transformation into a vibrant and technology-driven modern nation, it is important to stay focused on ensuring good health and quality life for our people.

These are exciting times for our country. As we witness India’s breathtaking transformation into a vibrant and technology-driven modern nation, it is important to stay focused on ensuring good health and quality life for our people.

Dr. Ashutosh Raghuvanshi
President, NATHEALTH, Managing Director & CEO, Fortis Healthcare

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Impact Across
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    In The News

    NATHEALTH's media coverages as the unified voice of the healthcare industry. The communication channels are a way of deliberating on key industry talk points.
    Dialysis delivery in India: Demand, challenges, and way forward
    Initiatives like mandatory quality protocols related to service delivery along with stringent periodic audits by independent authorities will ensure execution and compliance to set standards across different models.
    January 18, 2024
    ICMR invites suggestions to revise essential diagnostics list, over 4 years after its first release
    National Essential Diagnostics List was first released in 2019 following World Health Organization recommendation. Industry has welcomed move to revise list as step towards ensuring better access.
    January 17, 2024
    Budget 2024: Boost healthcare spending, reform iGST and address embedded tax issues, industry leaders urge
    Interim Budget 2024: NATHEALTH has urged the government to embark on transformative measures that prioritise bolstering healthcare infrastructure and making strategic investments to overcome supply-side constraints.
    January 10, 2024
    India’s lifesciences industry leaders share their expectations from Budget 2024
    The industry leaders of the Indian healthcare and pharma sector sharing the wishlist for the upcoming Union Budget 2024- 2025, urge the union government to increase healthcare spending to 2.5 per cent of GDP and the rationalisation of the GST framework.
    January 10, 2024
    Patient empowerment and data protection: The role of education in Indian healthcare
    Continued investment in education will prove to be highly effective in increasing patient empowerment while at the same time raising awareness regarding data protection and respective practices in the healthcare system of India.
    December 3, 2023
    NABH partners with NATHEALTH to enhance patient safety
    Jointly develop a white paper/ awareness module on patient safety outlining the best practices around consumer safety measures and conduct a series of expert sessions to disseminate this across healthcare caregivers and broader health system
    November 23, 2023
    Mounting trouble. Two roads in healthcare, one in dire need of attention
    As PE firms pour money into the sector from one side, the challenge of qualified staff continues on the other.
    October 15, 2023
    Investment Climate in Health care with a special focus on hospitals
    This article will detail the differences among the various healthcare industries and which metrics investors should follow before making an investment.
    September 24, 2023
    Pioneering sewage tracing and IoT sensors in pandemic management
    Dr Sanjib Pal, Founder and President, RAD365 talks about sewage tracing, the pivotal role of IoT sensors, and their collective influence in reshaping virus detection and the management of pandemics
    September 21, 2023
    NABH and NATHEALTH collaborate to improve healthcare quality
    A website “Choose Safer Healthcare” launched serving as a comprehensive resource hub for patients and citizens.
    September 18, 2023
    NABH and NATHEALTH collaborates to create dialogue and bring patient safety and quality at the forefront of the Indian healthcare ecosystem
    In a momentous move to promote and enhance patient safety and improving the healthcare quality, NATHEALTH, Healthcare Federation of India on the occasion of World Patient Safety Day signed a MoU with the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers, a constituent Board of Quality Council of India, an autonomous body under Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India.
    September 18, 2023
    NATHEALTH, NABH sign MoU towards reinforcing patient safety, quality healthcare across nation
    This article will detail the differences among the various healthcare industries and which metrics investors should follow before making an investment.
    September 18, 2023
    Hospital safety: our goal needs to be zero harm
    It is the practice of healthcare, while becoming more accurate and effective, has become extensively more complex. Just like in any other high-pressure, high-risk environment, safety checklists before procedures or surgeries go a long way in making sure that the right patient has the right diagnosis and gets the right treatment as it is prescribed and intended.
    September 9, 2023
    Climate-conscious investments in health
    By implementing sustainable strategies within the healthcare sector, the industry has the chance to make a lasting impact on good health and climate protection. These new investments are essential and have the potential to create a positive feedback loop, promoting a healthier planet and a more resilient healthcare sector for generations to come.
    September 3, 2023
    Enhancing Healthcare: Skill Development Initiatives Add to India’s Economic Growth
    The country’s healthcare sector is diverse and covers various domains, including clinical care, diagnostics, administration, and support services. The challenges faced by the sector are complex, ranging from inadequate infrastructure to a shortage of trained professionals.
    August 28, 2023
    Universal health coverage in Asian perspective
    Prashant Sharma, Managing Director, Charnock Hospital highlights the benefits of UHC, current challenges and road ahead.
    August 23, 2023
    Healthy India | Patient safety — here’s why Indian healthcare should prioritise this urgent need
    As Indians become more health-savvy, the demand for quality healthcare is growing at a rapid pace. Therefore, each and every person working in a healthcare facility has a part to play in keeping patients safe. And patients must be equally invested in asking for the best quality of patient care from healthcare providers, writes Dr. Ashutosh Raghuvanshi, Managing Director and CEO at Fortis Healthcare.
    July 25, 2023
    Tough pill to swallow for e-pharmacies as govt’s draft bill proposes curbs on online sale of drugs
    Likely to be presented to Cabinet before being tabled in Parliament, latest version of draft bill aims to regulate, restrict or ban online sale of prescription drugs.
    July 23, 2023
    The Role Of Technology In Reducing Hospital Acquired Infections
    Hand hygiene alone, if implemented correctly, would prevent up to 60% of Hospital Acquired Infections.
    July 22, 2023
    Punjab health minister invites corporate hospitals to collab with govt to provide quality treatment at affordable prices
    Punjab Health Minister Balbir Singh on Friday extended an invitation to the corporate hospitals to collaborate with the government to provide quality healthcare services to people at subsidised and affordable prices.
    July 21, 2023
    Punjab health minister invites corporate hospitals to collaborate with govt
    Punjab Health Minister Balbir Singh on Friday extended an invitation to the corporate hospitals to collaborate with the government to provide quality healthcare services to people at subsidised and affordable prices.
    July 21, 2023
    Punjab minister invites corporate hospitals to collaborate with govt to provide affordable services
    Punjab Health Minister Balbir Singh on Friday extended an invitation to the corporate hospitals to collaborate with the government to provide quality healthcare services to people at subsidised and affordable prices.
    July 21, 2023
    Punjab minister invites corporate hospitals to collaborate with govt to provide affordable services
    Punjab Health Minister Balbir Singh on Friday extended an invitation to the corporate hospitals to collaborate with the government to provide quality healthcare services to people at subsidised and affordable prices.
    July 21, 2023
    India’s DPDP Bill: Pioneering data privacy safeguarding with empowered individuals and responsible fiduciaries
    The DPDP Bill signifies a pivotal shift in data processing practices, making it crucial for organisations to comprehend its provisions and ensure compliance.
    July 14, 2023
    What would diagnostic labs of the future look like?
    Strong technology backbone, paving the way for smart labs that can handle the increasing demands at greater speed and lower cost should characterise the future of diagnostic labs.
    July 12, 2023
    Patients Deserve to Have Their Privacy Protected
    Healthcare leaders have a responsibility to do everything they can to keep patient data safe.
    June 21, 2023
    Transforming healthcare: Moving from reactive to preventive care
    With the rising burden of chronic diseases and the need for advanced diagnostics, moving from reactive to preventive care may help.
    June 7, 2023
    Why ensuring patient safety in laboratory diagnostics is important
    India has now recognised the importance of patient safety and is in the process of adopting a patient safety culture and numerous initiatives are being taken to address this issue.
    June 5, 2023
    Stretchers in corridors, scores of injured rushed in: Odisha hospital resembles a war zone
    With corridors filled with wounded passengers on stretchers, beds hastily added to accommodate patients rushed in, the Balasore district hospital resembles a war zone. Many of the injured have also been rushed to hospitals in Soro, Bhadrak, Jajpur and the SCB Medical College in Cuttack.
    June 3, 2023
    Govt’s New Medical Device Policy & How Will It Impact Industry: All You Need To Know
    The six strategies of the National Medical Device Policy 2023, propose to augment the growth story of the medical devices industry in India and entail focus areas such as streamlining regulation, enabling infrastructure, facilitating R&D and innovation, inviting investments, facilitating skilled manpower and promoting the industry for exports
    April 28, 2023
    Medical device makers give a thumbs up to National Medical Devices Policy
    The policy push comes over and above the performance linked incentive schemes that are already underway in the sector
    April 27, 2023
    Union Cabinet approves Medical Devices Policy; here’s what industry leaders say
    Dr. GSK Velu, Chairman, and MD of Trivitron Healthcare said that this policy will drive accelerated growth, promote innovation, and create new jobs in the sector.
    April 27, 2023
    Digital Pathology, Eyesight to AI sight – Transforming lab workflows digitally through artificial intelligence
    India is also grappling with a shortage of pathologists and microbiologists. It takes immense effort to diagnose samples without the aid of technology which underlines the need to use the latest technology like Artificial Intelligence (AI) to speed up diagnosis and increase its scale. India has about 3 lakh medical testing laboratories but only 5,500 qualified MD pathologists.
    April 21, 2023
    Ringing in the Right to Health, a signal for other States to follow
    Clear rules needed now for Rajasthan’s landmark bill, even as activists hope more States follow suit
    April 16, 2023
    Price of package services unchanged, rendering CGHS revision ‘too little, too lata’: NATHEALTH PRESIDENT
    While lauding the government for taking a step forward in the revision of CGHS rates, Dr Raghuvanshi, however, has called the revision "too little, too late." He said: "One of the major elements of the CGHS rate revision—the pricing of package services—remains unchanged, rendering the revision too little, too late."
    April 14, 2023
    Central Government Health Scheme: Why private healthcare players are demanding revised charges for diagnostics, surgical services
    Dissatisfied with the revision of rates for services provided by private healthcare outlets to CGHS beneficiaries‚ industry players are asking the government to go the whole hog
    April 14, 2023
    Amidst CGHS Package Rate Hike, Pricing Of Diagnostics, Surgical Packages Unchanged
    The decision will result in an increase in spending for the government from Rs 240 crore to Rs 300 crore
    April 14, 2023
    Consolidation is in the offing for diagnostics industry: SRL’s Anand K
    ‘Diagnostic test prices have largely remained unchanged over five years, despite inflation’
    April 13, 2023
    Heating up. Facing cost pressure, diagnostic players in catch-22 situation on price revision
    Costly imports due to dollar appreciation and heating-up competition leave less room for price revision
    April 12, 2023
    Is Rajasthan’s RTH Bill the right template for India?
    While a perfect RTH/UHC Bill might be a Utopia, all stakeholders should learn from Rajasthan’s experience
    April 7, 2023
    Pvt healthcare providers want Rajasthan’s ‘Right to Health’ law to be kept in abeyance
    The healthcare industry body also expressed fears of increased legal and criminal cases that could be lodged against doctors as a result of the new law.
    April 3, 2023
    Why Rajasthan doctors are refusing Gehlot’s Right to Health bill
    Right to Health Bill passed by Ashok Gehlot says neither government nor private hospitals and clinics can refuse a person seeking emergency treatment, adding that the state government will bear the cost of the treatment provided by the hospital. The doctors however, have asked the government to define the term ‘emergency’ properly. The doctors working...
    March 31, 2023
    Put RTH Bill In Abeyance Till Consensus Is Achieved: NATHEALTH Prez
    On Wednesday, healthcare providers body NATHEALTH's President, Dr Ashutosh Raghuvanshi in a statement spoke on the ongoing tussle between Rajasthan's government and the state's private doctors.
    March 30, 2023
    Roll back Rajasthan’s ‘Right to Health Bill’ until consensus is achieved: NATHEALTH PRESIDENT
    The bill raises significant questions that weigh in on private providers around operational viability, financial sustainability, patient privacy and the increased legal and criminal cases that will be lodged against doctors who are already victims of physical violence: Dr Ashutosh Raghuvanshi.
    March 29, 2023
    Health tech start-ups: New stars of India’s healthcare ecosystem
    Health tech start-ups are revolutionizing the healthcare sector by designing and creating innovative medical technologies that are optimizing patient care outcomes, healthcare delivery systems, and reducing costs. The number of ventures in this sector has grown exponentially, from 452 in 2016 to nearly 90,000 in India today. There are over 8,000 health tech start-ups in India valued at around $2 billion and growing at a rate of almost 40%.
    March 27, 2023
    Dr. Ashutosh Raghuvanshi elected as new President of NATHEALTH
    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.
    March 27, 2023
    Here’s why digital adoption remains low in private health providers despite benefits
    The report, Pathways to Scale Adoption of Digital Health in India, which was produced in association with consulting firm Arthur D Little, is based on a survey on 30 private healthcare providers. The report said that 93 per cent of the respondents agreed that digitalisation is beneficial for the healthcare ecosystem and 80 per cent recorded using digital tools for the most common use case, i.e., to register customer data (demographic and clinical).
    March 25, 2023
    Rural PPP hospitals: Private operators want govt help with operational costs, permission to fix fee
    The summit brought healthcare industry leaders and the government together to discuss, deliberate and find ways to improve the country's healthcare system.
    March 23, 2023
    NATHEALTH 9th Annual Summit: Healthcare leaders call for Addressing current barriers and unlocking pathways to achieving universal health coverage
    The summit brought healthcare industry leaders and the government together to discuss, deliberate and find ways to improve the country's healthcare system.
    March 23, 2023
    NATHEALTH 9th Annual Summit: Healthcare leaders call for Addressing current barriers and unlocking pathways to achieving universal health coverage
    The summit brought healthcare industry leaders and the government together to discuss, deliberate and find ways to improve the country's healthcare system.
    March 23, 2023
    NATHEALTH 9th Annual Summit 2023: Healthcare Leaders Call for Addressing Current Barriers and Unlocking Critical Pathways to Achieving Universal Health Coverage
    The summit brought healthcare industry leaders and the government together to discuss, deliberate and find ways to improve the country's healthcare system.
    March 23, 2023
    Communication in healthcare
    Communication is a means of exchange of information, as also a method of sharing ideas. However, in health care, poor communication is a bane. Let's see how.
    March 19, 2023
    Healthcare financing needs attention
    The country needs new healthcare models to ensure that medical treatment payouts are made for the right approaches and layouts.
    March 18, 2023
    Pharmaceutical industry hails Budget; says proposal will promote research, innovation
    The pharmaceutical industry on Wednesday hailed the Budget terming it a step in the right direction to promote research and innovation in the sector.
    February 7, 2023
    Private healthcare organisations welcome Budget 2023, call for incentives to charitable hospitals, funding for telemedicine
    Private healthcare institutes raised concerns such as the government not increasing healthcare spending to 2.5 per cent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) concern and streamlining embedded indirect taxes like Goods and Service Taxes (GST) in the sector.
    February 2, 2023
    Union Budget 2023-24: Budget not as per expectations
    Healthcare stakeholders are dismayed that there was no increase in the budget allocation, no revision/reduction in GST, no tax exemption and missing out on the crucial aspect of universal health coverage.
    February 1, 2023
    Union Budget 2023: Key takeaways for health sector
    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented Union Budget 2023-2024 today.
    February 1, 2023
    Budget 2023: A new vision for India’s healthcare is needed; will the govt rise to the occasion?
    The healthcare sector, particularly the public sector, still faces barriers, despite being one of the world's best. The Budget is an apt time to fix the loopholes.
    February 1, 2023
    Pharma, healthcare industry seeks eased regulations, R&D-based incentives
    Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance (IPA) Secretary General Sudarshan Jain outlined the sector's wish list for the 2018 Union Budget, noting that the domestic pharmaceutical industry is currently worth about $50 billion and hopes to increase to about $130 billion by 2030 and $450 billion by 2047.
    February 1, 2023
    Budget 2023: Healthcare industry experts urge govt to focus on preventive care, increased investment & GST reform
    Ideally, India should be spending at least 2.5- 3 per cent of its Gross Domestic Product on the healthcare system. Sadly, it does not. The healthcare sector and bodies affiliated with it have once again big expectations from the upcoming Union Budget.
    January 11, 2023
    How Genomics will ensure a risk-free and beneficial treatment for good health and well-being
    By Amol Naikawadi. Although genetic testing is still a relatively new development in drug treatment, but this field is rapidly expanding considering the value proposition it provides.
    December 29, 2022
    Indian pharma sector set for ‘volume to value leadership’ journey in 2023
    Reinvention and innovation will be the key mantra for the Indian pharma industry in the New Year as the 'pharmacy of the world' looks to move from volume to value leadership, amid emerging challenges of inflation and pricing pressures in the global markets.
    December 22, 2022
    Budget 2023: NATHEALTH seeks rationalisation of GST for healthcare sector
    In its submission to the finance ministry on Wednesday , the industry body said that the healthcare sector has not been able to derive the benefits of the GST transition in comparison to other sectors. In fact, the embedded taxes in the sector have increased in the post-GST regime compared to pre-GST period, it noted.
    December 14, 2022
    Enhance Healthcare Infrastructure, Achieve Universal Health Coverage, $5 Trillion Economy: NATHEALTH
    The recommendations cover strengthening healthcare infrastructure across tier 2 and 3 geographies, investing in emergency healthcare delivery services and expanding testing infrastructure in the hinterland by accelerating capex spends, as per the statement it issued.
    December 14, 2022
    Creating a pool of medical specialists
    Reinvent and innovate will be the key mantra for the Indian pharma industry in the New Year as the 'pharmacy of the world' looks to move from volume to value leadership, amid emerging challenges of inflation and pricing pressures in the global markets.
    December 12, 2022
    Call for one-time Budget allocation to pay Govt dues to healthcare providers
    Nathealth claims the reimbursements for completed treatments are not made on time, and in most cases, remain unpaid even for 2-3 years
    December 8, 2022
    Driving innovation through partnerships to address India’s healthcare barriers: Mansi Wadhwa
    There is growing awareness of the contribution healthcare technology companies can make, toward curtailing hospital costs and improving the quality of care. The winning combination of technology companies and hospital care providers can potentially expedite expansion of healthcare capacity and adoption of new technologies.
    December 8, 2022
    NatHealth calls for rationalisation of GST in upcoming Budget
    Healthcare industry body NATHEALTH on Wednesday sought rationalisation of GST and enhanced insurance coverage especially in smaller cities and towns in the upcoming Budget.
    December 7, 2022
    Nathealth Demands Rationalization Of Gst In The Upcoming Budget
    Healthcare industry body NATHEALTH on Wednesday sought rationalisation of GST and enhanced insurance coverage especially in smaller cities and towns in the upcoming Budget.
    December 7, 2022
    NATHEALTH key budget recommendations focus on transforming India into a 5 trillion USD economy on a healthy foundation
    Short-term and long-term recommendations highlight the need for ease of doing business, uniform adoption of digital health, capacity building of healthcare workers and expanding insurance cover.
    December 7, 2022
    Exponential growth of Superbugs: Strong multi-sectorial steps needed to stem growing threat of AMR
    According to Lancet, AMR was linked to 1·27 million deaths in 2019. In 2016, the Review on AMR commissioned by the British government estimated that by 2050, AMR could claim 10 million lives or one life every three seconds globally.
    December 6, 2022
    Budget FY24: NATHEALTH seeks rationalisation of GST for healthcare sector
    Healthcare industry body NATHEALTH on Wednesday sought rationalisation of GST and enhanced insurance coverage especially in smaller cities and towns in the upcoming Budget.
    December 4, 2022
    NATHEALTH submits private health sector recommendations for Union Budget 2022
    In the short-term recommendations submitted to the government, NATHEALTH has highlighted the need of enhancing the role of the private sector in increasing the capacities of our healthcare professionals to address the shortage of healthcare professionals.
    December 4, 2022
    Nathealth recommends enhancing healthcare infrastructure, universal health coverage as part of budget recommendations
    Nathealth - Healthcare Federation of India has submitted a comprehensive set of recommendations to the government for the Union Budget 2023-24 to address the current barriers for the private healthcare sector.
    December 3, 2022
    Despite challenges, medical device industry in India has potential for high growth
    According to government data, there are 750–800 domestic medical device manufacturers in India, with an average investment of $2.3–2.7 million and an average turnover of $6.2-6.9 million.
    November 29, 2022
    Not a single taker for Rs 50,000 crore scheme to set up hospitals in non-metro areas
    Under the scheme, scheduled commercial banks were allowed to provide credit with interest rate, capped at 7.95 per cent per annum, for projects in the healthcare sector. A maximum of Rs 100 crore per project was to be disbursed.
    November 1, 2022
    Private hospitals concerned over removal of payment clause in revised CGHS empanelment pact
    Large private hospitals have expressed serious reservations over the removal of payment terms in a proposed agreement for empanelment with the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS), saying this and other clauses will have a major impact on their ability to deliver seamless services.
    September 27, 2022
    NMC proposes relaxing norm for universities to start medical colleges
    In a move that should make setting up medical colleges easier, the apex medical regulator has proposed doing away with the requirement of such institutions having a full-fledged hospital that has been functional for a minimum of two years.
    September 22, 2022
    Full accreditation of hospitals sluggish but demand high for entry-level certification
    Only an estimated 2 percent of India’s hospitals with over 50 beds each have been fully accredited in the 17 years since the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers was set up.
    September 22, 2022
    India@2047 – From Heal in India to Heal by India
    As India celebrates 75 years of independence and the beginnings of Amrutkaal, its healthcare system, enriched by a 5000-year legacy has much to offer to the world.
    September 21, 2022
    Top industry leaders to adopt 10 pc of TB patients enrolled under Ni -Kashay 2.0
    The aim is to ensure quality care, nutrition, medical services, technology and diagnostic support and mitigate the high burden of costs borne by patients and their families, NATHEALTH President Dr Shravan Subramanyam said.
    September 16, 2022
    How better business models can bring affordable healthcare to Bharat
    The year 2018 ushered in a new era for universal healthcare in India with the announcement of the world’s largest health insurance scheme, The Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana—giving financial assistance for hospital care for the most vulnerable population.
    September 9, 2022
    Genome sequencing: The future of preventive healthcare is now
    We were often told that “Prevention is better than cure”. Yet, in matters of health, it is a human tendency to seek medical help only after detecting clinical symptoms. The trend is now changing as many more people have realised the benefits of prevention on quality of life and longevity.
    September 7, 2022
    As Centre readies ‘Heal in India’ portal, hospital chains suggest a slew of measures on medical tourism
    As the government readies a ‘Heal in India’ portal to monitor the end-to-end journey of foreign patients arriving in the country for treatment, large private hospital chains looking to increase their medical tourism business have shared a number of suggestions with the Centre.
    September 5, 2022
    Replicating India’s emergency medical care model in emerging countries
    By Prabhdeep Singh. Developing and emerging countries in Asia and Africa, with similar healthcare and related issues, can take a leaf out of India’s book to solve their healthcare woes.
    August 28, 2022
    NATHEALTH and CKD launches “Win with Vaccines” campaign
    The objective of the campaign is to engage with key stakeholders, join hands with district authorities, and run a comprehensive public education program that addresses awareness gaps in understanding the benefits of vaccination
    August 5, 2022
    Home care: The changing face of care delivery in India
    By Meena Ganesh And Vivek Srivastava.
    India’s elderly population projected to triple in the next three decades.
    June 28, 2022
    Technology Adoption is the key to solving India’s challenge of access to a more equitable healthcare System
    By Siddhartha Bhattacharya & Barnik Chitran Maitra Technological advances, digitally enabled care and public-private partnerships can transform healthcare in India
    June 27, 2022
    Understanding the role of private healthcare providers in India’s march toward Universal Health Coverage
    There continues to be a perception that private hospitals are against public interest and operate only for profit. Therefore, it is important to examine a few aspects of overall hospital operational issues and challenges to decode these misconceptions
    May 5, 2022
    Breaching the digital frontier for Indian healthcare
    Digital is the future in all sectors of the economy and society and healthcare is no exception. Digital delivery will become integral to healthcare provision, and something that people have embraced after being driven indoors by the pandemic.
    March 26, 2022
    Potential of MedTech to bridge the rural-urban gap
    Rural communities have long struggled to maintain access to quality healthcare services. Rural healthcare in India is characterised by a huge gap between supply and demand.
    April 7, 2021
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