Medical Technology Association of India (MTaI), which represents leading research-based medical technology companies with significant investments in manufacturing, R&D and healthcare worker training in India, is organizing its flagship event ‘MTaI MedTekon 2019’ on 20th December 2019 to deliberate upon ‘Fostering & Fortifying Ayushman Bharat’s Foundations’.
Hon’ble Minister of Health & Family Welfare Dr. Harsh Vardhan has been invited to inaugurate the MTaI MedTekon 2019 at The Leela Palace, New Delhi. The convention will have participation from key ministries, public and private sector think tanks, hospital groups, healthcare investors, patient groups, insurance industry, medical technology and pharmaceutical industry among others.
Bharat was launched last year as the Centre’s flagship health program to provide access to affordable healthcare for the un-served and under-served. The scheme covers 50 crore people from low-income households. Beneficiaries could avail treatment for specific medical conditions in hospitals that have enrolled in the program. More than 47 lakh people availed treatment in the first year of the scheme.
The Ayushman Bharat program rests on four pillars – Providers, Insurance Industry, Investors and the MedTech/Pharma Industry – and the program’s success will depend on involving each stakeholder in implementation.
MTaI Director Mr. Badhri Iyengar said, “We are organizing MedTekon 2019 at a crucial time. Ayushman Bharat has just completed the first year of its implementation and the learning and experiences need to be studied to understand the areas which require reinforcements. MedTekon 2019 will have participation from all key stakeholders of the healthcare space and will deliberate on how each of them can play its role most effectively.”
MTaI Director Mr. Diwaker Rana said, “The first MedTekon talked about demystifying the MedTech sector, the second MedTekon discussed MedTech’s role in vitalizing Ayushman Bharat. This year’s MedTekon will facilitate a deeper conversation on Ayushman Bharat to strengthen the four pillars of the scheme.”