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FICCI to organize 'North East Healthcare Summit' in Guwahati

Updated: Jul 08, 2016 19:06 IST

New Delhi, July 8 (ANI-NewsVoir): Recognizing that North-East India has a great potential to develop not only as a self-sustaining socio-economic unit of India, but also as a major healthcare centre in South East Asia, apex business body, FICCI in partnership with Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), the country's apex public health think-tank, will be organizing the "The North East Healthcare Summit" on 8th and 9th July in Guwahati.

Critical issues and challenges in Health Care System from a North East perspective will be discussed during the two day summit, which will have representation from over 250 delegates, national and international speakers and stakeholders from all over the NE region.

The main agenda will be to generate public health awareness amongst healthcare professionals and discuss recent developments in the critical areas of Quality healthcare and capacity building, Universal access to healthcare, Financing world class healthcare infrastructure, Prospect of alternative medicines.

Dr. Himanta Biswa Sharma, Minister, Health and FW, Assam, Lalthanzara, Hon'ble Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Mizoram, will be inaugurating the two day healthcare summit along with Ranjit Barthakur, Chairman, FICCI NE Advisory Council, Dr K Srinath Reddy, President Public Health Foundation of India (through VC), Dr. Sandeep Bhalla, Program Director (Trainings), Centre for Chronic Conditions and Injuries, Public Health Foundation of India. State Health Ministers from Mizoram, Meghalaya, Sikkim along with Members of Parliaments from North East will also be speaking at the summit on challenges and way forward. Aroster of notable speakers, doctors, academicians and honorees from the fields of healthcare, entrepreneurship, business, and experienced professionals will be participating at the two day Summit.

One the sidelines of the summit, a Healthcare Exhibition will be showcased, with a view to explore the emerging opportunities for health care providers in the North East, build a strong connect between healthcare providers and sources of finance including, private equities, social funds, banks, venture capitals and highlight budding academic institutions such as Indian Institute of Public Health, Shillong (IIPH-S) etc. (ANI-NewsVoir)