IIHMR organizes 21st Annual Conference 'Pradanya 2016'

Jaipur, Healthcare Research Institutions, IIHMR University, Pradanya 2016, Dr. SD Gupta, Chairman IIHMR University, Dr. Vivek Bhandari, President of IIHMR University
Jaipur : Healthcare research institutions, IIHMR University, inaugurated its 21st Annual Conference 'Pradanya 2016'. This most awaited two days’ conference was inaugurated by Dr. SD Gupta, Chairman, IIHMR University in presence of Dr. Vivek Bhandari, President of IIHMR University and other dignitaries.

The healthcare sector, in India and across the developing countries, is both complexes as well provide immense opportunity. Despite new technological advancements and development alrogress, the accessibility and accountability to affordable basic health and wellness care remains an important challenge. This is imperative for attainment of goals of the health care sector.

In this context, the United Nation’s 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda is of unprecedented scope and ambition, applicable to all countries. This Agenda includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets comprising of a broad range of economic, social and environmental objectives. Health has a central place in SDGs: Ensure healthy lives and promoting well being for all at all ages.

Taking into consideration the current challenges which the healthcare sector is confronted in context of the SDGs, this conference  on “SMART - Healthcare for India”  will  provide  a platform for deliberation on these important issues.

Addressing the conference, Dr. SD Gupta, said, ”India has more than 5000 community Health centres, 25,000 Primary Health Centres. In all India has more than 1.25 lakhs Health Centres which makes it one of largest Health system in the world. There are more than 5 lakh people who are working in Health sector."

"The numbers of beds available in private and public hospitals are close to a million in India. With National Rural Health Mission have brought revolution in India’s health systems, because of it we have been able to reduce the maternal and infant mortality rate, Fertility rate has reduce to 2.3 in recent years," he said.

He further added, "Death due to TB and HIV has reduced to many folds” He further added that “India has more fear from non-communicable diseases like Dengue, Zika virus as they are emerging fast. India has more than 9 lakh doctors and huge financial resources but both Finance and Human Resources are underutilized."

Dr. Vivek Bhandari, said, “Sustainability development in healthcare is a challenge, we can achieve it by managing  the healthcare and developing leadership qualities in people so that they can develop vision for future in Health Systems. We should try to make the health facilities accessible to masses even to remotest areas and should be accountable for it for this we should use the resources human as well as finances and manage them properly. We should also work towards technological innovation and advancement so as to reach out to masses.“

He also added that, “In India health is the most neglected sector in terms of development India is ranked 143 out of 188 in SDG’s index and is way behind Libya and Iran which are war struck. We should take it as a challenge and can overcome it by taking up few steps 1st political will, i.e. engagement of citizens, experts or non-experts and students.  2nd institutional imagination nimbleness and vigour is necessary.  3rd destructive creativity is needed to.

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