CII UP Health Summit on the theme of ‘Empowering Wellness: Transforming Lives for a Healthy Future’CII UP Health Summit 2023

Virendra Singh Rawat

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) today organised the 5th edition of CII UP Health Summit on the theme of ‘Empowering Wellness: Transforming Lives for a Healthy Future’ here.

In his keynote address, Partha Sarthi SenSharma, UP principal secretary, health & family welfare, said the state government intended to provide access to equitable and quality health services to all.

Under the flagship Ayushman Bharat, the state has over the past five years spent nearly Rs 3,500 crore.

“We have introduced green channel set-up for health related schemes which is a fast track channel for insurance claims. About 1,242 hospitals are included in this channel which is the highest number in India,” he added.

Ranjan Kumar, UP secretary, medical health & family welfare, said the state is taking the help of Artificial intelligence (AI) to reduce the cost of health services and make it more affordable.

He urged industry to invest generously in the R&D so as to make health services and goods innovative, smart and economic.

Meanwhile, Michelle Erwee, global head, access to medicines, Takeda, said a large population in India did not have adequate access to essential medicines.

She mentioned in the G20 summit, India focussed on providing healthcare to all even as she lauded the UP government for its plans to open medical college in every district under the One District One Medical College scheme.

Sangeeta Singh, CEO, State Agency for Comprehensive Health and Integrated Services (SACHIS) said the state had empanelled 3,600 medical institutions under Ayushman Bharat, of which 69% are private institutions.

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Meanwhile, Smita Agarwal, vice chairperson, CII UP State Council and Director & CFO, PTC Industries, said CII was keen to work with the state on the successful implementation of Ayushman Bharat on public-private partnership (PPP) model.

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