a lot more

infrastructure, more facilities,
resources and empowerment.

message from Anjan Bose

From the desk of Secretary General
Governing Council
Healthcare Federation of India (NATHEALTH)
March, 2017

Dear NATHEALTH Members,
It is commendable for NATHEALTH to get so many multi-segment stakeholders together on a collaborative platform in such a short period with the objective to make Indian Healthcare move to the next level.

India's population is evolving and ageing, with the geriatric age group expected to constitute 11% share by 2025. Increasing urbanization has led to an explosion of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and India now carries a dual burden of communicable diseases (CDs) and NCDs. India's non-communicable disease (NCD) burden continues to expand and is responsible for around 60% of deaths in India.

Our Public-Private partnership (PPP) team has worked on developing model documentation on PPP draft concession agreement for brownfield and greenfield hospitals and is also working on developing ToRs/T&Cs for District Level PPP's for addressing select NCDs like CV, Cancer, Pulmonary etc.

In Health for All-Leveraging Digital India initiative, significant progress has been made as part of NATHEALTH-NASSCOM MoU implementation, with BCG as thought partner. It aligns well with Government's vision of “Digital interventions for the nation's health”as articulated in the National Health Policy 2017.

In the Preventive and Wellness initiative, the team is working on preparing a clear road map through a pilot initiative in a state on integration of available data. Approximately 63 million people fall into poverty each year due to lack of financial protection for their healthcare needs… Preventive and promotive focus with pluralistic choice is a key goal of NHP2017 and NATHEALTH fully endorses it.

NATHEALTH's Make in India initiative has gained momentum through the preparation of Deloitte supported “Make in India” concept paper, which was launched in the 3rd Annual event held in New Delhi in March 2016. The detailed policy paper focuses on addressing issues around demand, regulation, infrastructure and financing. NATHEALTH will continue to work on supporting the Government's mission and help in finding out the optimum enablers to accelerate this.

Through NATHEALTH, private sector participants seek ways to collaborate with the government to provide expertise and support and thereby help in moving towards the desired goal of achieving 'Health for All'.

Indian Healthcare is uniquely placed at this point of time. The positive and negatives are at constant interplay. At one end we have taken giant strides to establish ourselves as a highly skilled medical ecosystem with excellent clinical outcomes and a very powerful value proposition, at the other end our country has a massive disease burden that is compounded by significant delivery challenges of talent shortage and inadequate infrastructure. Addressing these challenges is our immediate priority and will require the joint commitment of all Healthcare stakeholders. We need to continue working together in collaborative spirit in order to achieve NATHEALTH's vision of “Be the credible and unified voice in improving access and quality of healthcare”.

With best wishes,

Anjan Bose
Secretary General
Healthcare Federation of India (NATHEALTH)
Email: anjan.bose@nathealth.co.in