8th India Health Summit - Universal Healthcare – Addressing the Unfinished Agenda.
The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has identified healthcare as a main focus area because of its overriding importance to the national economy. The contribution of Healthcare to Indian GDP has risen in over the years and this sector has the potential to be an engine of growth for the nation as it can create 70 million to 80 million jobs in the next 10 years and adding 2 to 3 per cent annually to GDP.
India’s health sector is now at a crucial stage .India currently has 0.9 beds per 1,000 people as against the global average of 3.3, requiring 100,000 additional hospital beds each year, at an investment of approximately INR 45,000 to INR 50,000 crore for the next 10 years .Moreover, there is a shortfall of 1.4 million doctors and 2.8 million nurses in India.
To address the key issues of Healthcare sector, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is organizing 8th edition of “INDIA HEALTH SUMMIT” under the Chairmanship of Dr. Naresh Trehan, Chairman, CII National Committee on Healthcare & CMD, Medanta-The Medicity.
The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has identified healthcare as a main focus area because of its overriding importance to the national economy. According special status to the Indian Healthcare industry will help the Industry secure long-term funding from institutions such as the India Infrastructure Finance Company Limited. With priority status, Healthcare sector will be able to meet the major challenges and fill the huge demand-supply gap in beds, provide significant employment and help build a healthy nation, all the while increasing our GDP.