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Government intends to work on PPP model for healthcare

On the sidelines of the inauguration of a Liver and Digestive Diseases Institute (FELDI) at the Fortis Escorts hospital, JP Nadda emphasized on PPP model to improve the state of healthcare in India

While inaugurating the Liver and Digestive Diseases Institute (FELDI) at the Fortis Escorts hospital in New Delhi recently, Union Health Minister, JP Nadda has emphasized the role of Public-Private-Partnership (PPP model) to significantly improve the state of healthcare in India. Seconding the opinion,   Dr Ajay Kumar, Chief and Executive Director of FELDI, said the key to provide better healthcare services is a combination of good infrastructure, latest techniques and expertise of the medical professionals, as reported by PTI.

Calling for overall improvement in teaching and training of doctors as well as para-medics, Nadda said there is a huge scope for participation of private players in the health sector and government would welcome PPP projects.

“The government is working both in secondary and tertiary medical sector and I believe that we need to work out a module in PPP mode to lessen the healthcare burden of common man,” Nadda further stated at the inauguration event.

The Minister also said doctors are experts in their respective fields but they are not good communicators and the medical fraternity needs to address the issue.

“I have always seen that doctors are experts in their specialisations, they work with full precision but they are not good communicators. I don’t know if that is temperamental or there are other reasons but the communication part needs to be improved,” he said.

The Minister said both Ayush and allopathy should have interdisciplinary interactions and same should be communicated to public to deal with these diseases.

FELDI is a 120-bedded department, that includes transplant ICU and ICU dedicated to Liver and Digestive diseases, has an extensive framework of specialised medical programmes and team of specialists.


Source: PTI
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