FICCI Or­ga­nizes In­dia Pav­il­ion at INTERPHEX in New York to Show­case Po­ten­tial of Pharma Ma­chin­ery In­dus­try

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Dr Ro­hini Srid­har, Chief Op­er­at­ing Of­fi­cer, Apollo Spe­cialty Hos­pi­tals (Madurai Di­vi­sion), spoke about the 'Chal­lenges in Set­ting up Outreach Hos­pi­tals in Ru­ral Ar­eas in Tamil Nadu' and shared a de­tailed pre­sen­ta­tion on the cur­rent sce­nario of ru­ral health­care, high­light­ing the poor in­fras­truc­ture and lack of doc­tors, med­i­cal in­sur­ance and af­ford­able health­care. At the same time, she also in­formed about com­mu­nity ser­vice pro­grammes, like free med­i­cal camps, health aware­ness pro­grammes, med­i­cal ed­u­ca­tion for poor and other spe­cial ac­tiv­i­ties, that have been ini­ti­ated by Apollo Hos­pi­tals in Madurai.

Dr V Balaji, Con­vener, Health­care Panel, FICCI-TNSC (Tamil Nadu State Coun­cil) and Se­nior Con­sul­tant Vas­cu­lar Sur­geon, Apollo Hos­pi­tals, said that nearly 70 per cent of the pop­u­la­tion lives in ru­ral In­dia and it is chal­leng­ing for the gov­ern­ment to pro­vide qual­ity health­care for in­di­vid­u­als. He stated lack of in­fras­truc­ture, dearth of med­i­cal func­tionar­ies and ac­ces­si­bil­ity still pre­sented ma­jor chal­lenges for nearly 800 mil­lion ru­ral pop­u­la­tion. There is a dire need for im­ple­men­ta­tion of new prac­tices and pro­ce­dures to en­sure that qual­ity and timely health­care reaches the de­prived pop­u­la­tion.

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