Rs15 Bn Provided For CM Health At Doorstep Scheme

State government is working on a roadmap to make healthcare accessible, accountable and affordable

FinTech BizNews Service   

Mumbai, November 23, 2023: Over 4,500 drug consumable services will be provided at the doorstep of the patients. Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation spends 15% of its budget on healthcare, a much higher share than any other state in the country. With soon to be launched 'Chief Minister Health at Doorstep Scheme', it is expected to spend Rs1,500 cr to provide these doorstep benefits, said Dr Sudhakar Shinde, IRS, Additional Municipal Commissioner, BMC, At the inaugural session of 6th Edition of CII Hospital Tech summit. 

The scheme focuses on reducing out of pocket expenditure and will take blood samples of all people above 60 years. Dr Sudhakar added that industry collaboration will be key to achieving economies of scale and making infrastructure IT enabled at the 6th Edition of CII Hospital Tech summit on the theme Aligning Healthcare for 2030.

BMC is looking towards the industry to provide skilled medical professionals, IT support and innovative solutions to make quality healthcare available to common people in Mumbai, said Dr Sudhakar Shinde today.

Mr N Nawin Sona, Principal Secretary, Public Health Department, Government of Maharashtra said that the government is working on a roadmap to make healthcare accessible, accountable and affordable. He emphasized that technology adoption is key to reducing the cost and that public and private sector needs to align on health data and making the health registry. He added that Digital Health Mission for Maharashtra is underway, and that Government is keen to collaborate with private sector to promote indigenous innovations. 

The theme of the summit ‘Aligning Healthcare for 2030’ was decided to gear up for exponential growth expected in the healthcare industry said Mr Joy Chakraborty, Chairman, CII Hospital Tech 2023 and COO, P D Hinduja National Hospital and Medical Research Centre.

Dr Parag Rindani, Chairman, CII WR Sub-Committee on Healthcare & Chief Executive Officer, Wockhardt Hospitals emphasized the importance of ethical considerations and patient privacy. Collaboration between academia, industry and public sector will be key to making healthcare accessible for everyone, he added.

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