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Some of the greatest minds spearheading India’s rapidly growing health and wellness industry will come together to deliberate upon the burning issues and concerns...

Some of the greatest minds spearheading India’s rapidly growing health and wellness industry will come together to deliberate upon the burning issues and concerns facing India’s health sector at the much-awaited Hero Cycles India Health & Wellness Summit 2014.

Union Minister of State, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Hon’ble Shripad Yesso Naik is scheduled inaugurate the Summit on December 20. Dr Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Culture and Tourism

& Minister of State for Civil Aviation, will also attend the event. Dr Sanjay Jaiswal, Member, Parliamentary Standing Committee on health and family welfare, will also participate in the deliberations.

Being presented by HealthyDunia.com, the fastest growing health and wellness information portal, the summit will host leading policy makers, thought leaders and top notch industry heads who will take stock of India’s health sector and brainstorm over the nagging issues and lacuna that are waiting to be addressed.

The issues of affordable healthcare delivery to all; access of quality healthcare; introducing the idea of prevention and awareness in a major way into our healthcare system which is still largely curative; and the road ahead for India’s collective health as a nation will be the underlying themes in discussions and debates that will be held at the event.

The Summit will be held in a gala and glitzy ceremony at Hotel Hyatt Regency in the national capital.

Powered by Yes Bank, the IHW Summit is being supported by reputed healthcare bodies, including Delhi Medical Association (DMA), National Interventional Council, World Simulation Society (WSS), Alzheimer’s Disease International, Research Society for Study of Diabetes in India (RSSDI), B&WSSC (Health & Wellness Sector Skill Council) and The Society of Cardiac Anesthesiology.

 

The platform will see the who’s who of the healthcare and wellness industry like Alkesh Wadhwani, Head-India, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Dr M C Misra, Director, AIIMS; Mr. Raghupathi C N, Head of India Business Unit, Infosys and Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak, Founder, Sulabh Inernational, among others, will chart out ideas for a future course.

The discussions will revolve around key trends and urgent requirements of healthcare sector, with an aim to set an agenda for policy makers and industry players towards the goal of common good and growth. The forum is pivoted around the objectives of a state of informed decisions and policy movement with clarity.

Post the informative and interactive sessions, an awards ceremony will recognize excellence in the Indian healthcare industry and unparalleled contributions made by key contributors who have enriched the field.

The awardees have been chosen through a rigorous selection process, manned by an eminent jury, including some of the biggest names from the Indian healthcare companies, doctors, scientists, experts, media representatives, government sector and social leaders. Dr Sanjay Jaiswal, Member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on health and family welfare, leads the jury.

“India’s health and wellness sector has been long awaiting a truly comprehensive platform for recognition and salutation of its varied facets through a fierce and peer-driven process. And HealthyDunia being an active player in health information, we decided to take this responsibility on us. We are receiving euphoric response from the industry and are confident that IHWA will play an important role in catalyzing innovation and honoring excellence for an industry that is on course to put India on the world map,” says S.K. Dass, Principal of India Health & Wellness Summit 2014.

Rana Kapoor, Founder, CEO & MD, YES Bank; Sukanti Ghosh, MD, India, APCO Worldwide; Dr. Dharmendra Nagar, MD, Paras Hospitals; Mr. Amir Ullah Khan, Director at Æquitas Consulting and Mr. Saurabh Uboweja, CEO, Brands of Desire, are the other featured speakers.

The Summit was unveiled earlier this year at the Lions Health, the Oscar of healthcare communication, at Cannes, France.

The 60-award category include entire gamut of healthcare and wellness sector covering excellence for healthcare delivery, individual doctors and clinicians, products, technologies, non-profit organizations and service providers. For details, website can be referred at www.indiahealthawards.com.