Apollo Hospitals, the pioneer of integrated healthcare delivery in India, along with the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) inaugurated an annual healthcare conference FICCI Heal 2014, with the theme "Innovation Enabling Access "at Delhi. The conference was held on 1st - 2nd September 2014 and focused on various opportunities and challenges to promote innovation which can change the current paradigms and move towards better, efficient and cheaper methods for accessible, affordable and quality healthcare in India.
Elaborating on the conference theme, Ms. Sangita Reddy, Chairperson, FICCI Health Services Committee & Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals Group, said, "Across industries, disruptive innovations have brought forth greater efficiencies, efficacy, economy and higher quality. The healthcare sector too needs to nurture such innovations as they are the need of the hour. Our nation like most others across the world is standing at the precipice of crisis created by the burden of disease and woefully inadequate healthcare infrastructure. Over the last four years, FICCI has been making sincere efforts to encourage health innovators offering solutions to deliver care more effectively while improving access and quality from the grassroots level."
Dr. Didar Singh, Secretary General, FICCI while supporting the central theme of the conference announced, "We propose to create a virtual pooling of industry CSR funds by creating IISH (Indian Industry in Solidarity for Health) Kosh to channelize funds into priority areas in healthcare identified by the government. FICCI Health Services Committee is keen to work with the Health Ministry to develop a directory of healthcare activities based on the priorities of the government so that the CSR funds are channelized in the right direction to support the National Health Assurance mandate of the government".
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