Business and Policy Dialogue on Rejuvenating India's public health system and working with the private sector

Business and Policy Dialogue on 'Rejuvenating India's public health system and working with the private sector' was organised on July 1, 2021, where Professor Sarang Deo, Professor of Operations Management and Executive Director, Max Institute of Healthcare Management, ISB, conversed with Smt Arti Ahuja, IAS, Additional Secretary, Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.

The global healthcare industry is in the midst of a significant transformation, a process accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Several megatrends and disruptive technologies have converged to drive this transformation across the healthcare ecosystem. The government sector in India plays a major role in providing 'Healthcare for All', a difficult task to manage on its own. Thus, there is a need for collaboration and partnership with the private sector. The private sector can substantially support the Government's tertiary care and primary health efforts through a public-private partnership (PPP) model. The PPP model in India has seen success in other areas such as infrastructure, energy, tourism. It can very well be the panacea to India's healthcare challenges as well. PPP in healthcare has the potential to resolve the issues and ensure healthcare inclusion for the Indian masses. With the partnership of both public and private sectors, India's public health system can be rejuvenated.

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