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City to Host Global Healthcare Summit

4,000 noted healthcare experts expected to attend the event

Published: 05th February 2014 07:49 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th February 2014 07:49 AM   |  A+A-

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The pearl city of Hyderabad, which hosted several international conferences in the last couple of years, is geared up to host yet another important event titled ‘Indo-Global Healthcare Summit and Expo on Innovations and Advances, 2014’.

The international event expected to be attended by over 4,000 noted healthcare experts and medical professionals from across the country and abroad will be held at Hyderabad from June 20 to 22. It is being jointly organised by Indus Foundation, Indian Medical Association,  State Government and the Federation of AP Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FAPCCI).

Giving details of the healthcare summit and expo to mediapersons, here on Tuesday,  Indus Foundation chairman and retired IAS officer CD Arha said that India is steadily gaining its place in the global map of medical tourism. He said that summit would focus on different aspects of healthcare, how to provide healthcare to all, how to address the shortage of professional human resources in the health sector, how to improve health infrastructure and the latest happenings and innovations in health sector.

Speaking on the occasion, principal secretary (Health) Ajay Sawhney said it was first such meeting to be held in Hyderabad and opined that outcome of the summit would help improving various aspects of health sector in the state as well as in the country. He also explained how Arogyasri has helped people of the state.

Noted radiologist and former director of NIMS Dr Kakarla Subba Rao gave a presentation on the present status of healthcare in the country and the requirement to improve it. He said there is a need for better healthcare infrastructure in the state and the country. He said while 20 per cent of the global diseases are in India, there is not enough infrastructure or trained manpower to treat them. He also said that an additional 6 lakh doctors and 12 lakh nurses would be required in the country in next five years. 

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