India's current spend on healthcare is about 1.4% of its GDP; ranking the world's fastest growing economy at 130 (out of 189) in the UNDP Human Development Index Report. Various studies have shown rising out-of-pocket expenditures on healthcare, making it unaffordable and pushing millions of Indians below the poverty line annually. An estimated 469 million people in India do not have regular access to essential medicines. A staggering 63% of primary health centres do not have an operation theatre; 29% lacked a labour room; and community health centres are consistently short of specialists including surgeons,

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Summit Agenda Topics


28 February 2020

Topics Time


09:00 - 10:00

Welcome Address by Congress Chairman

10:00 - 10:05

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Leveraging Technological Innovation, Merging Traditional Practices & Modern Facilities to Redefine Healthcare the Indian Way

10:05 - 10:30

SESSION 1: Healthcare Planning & Strategy

10:30 - 11:15


11:15 - 11:45

SESSION 2: Healthcare Innovation: Driving Change at Grassroot Level: Using the Kerala Model to Deliver Advanced Care Facilities At Ground Zero

11:45 - 11:15

SESSION 3: Healthcare Innovation: HPI TALKS: Disrupting the Healthcare System In India

12:15 - 13:00


13:00 - 14:15

SESSION 4: Healthcare Planning & Innovation: Roundtable Discussions
TABLE 1: Tailoring the Hospital Care Model for Inclusion
TABLE 2: Telemedicine: The Solution to India's Urban-rural Healthcare Divide?
TABLE 3: Medicine 3.0: Where does Kerala and India Stand on the Healthcare Digitialisation Scale?

14:15 - 14:45

CLOSING PANEL: Healthcare Planning & Innovation

15:45 - 16:45