"We are bringing in institutional changes to the Medical Council of India so that we can have a vast number of doctors in the country. In the entire rural sector there is a major shortage of doctors, so we are pushing for that," Kant said while addressing a gathering at Max Bupa's new plan GoActive event.
He further said that India needs a very good primary healthcare system and about 1.5 lakh such centres are being set up across the country to address the issue.
"We are rolling out a major initiative as the budget has announced on the healthcare side that will provide support to 10 crore families -- almost 50 crore people for an insurance amount up to Rs 5 lakh," he added.
GoActive is a holistic health insurance plan that has been designed to give customers 360 degree coverage for their daily health needs including inpatient hospitalisation and on-the-go access to Out-Patient Department (OPD), diagnostics, personalised health coaching, second medical opinion, behavioural counselling and much more.
The company has tied up with three health-tech providers GOQii, Practo and 1mg to bring this policy on the digital platform.