India drew 1.4 million medical tourists in past one year, says minister | Mint
Active Stocks
Thu Feb 22 2024 13:26:44
  1. Bharti Airtel share price
  2. 1,121.45 -1.61%
  1. Tata Steel share price
  2. 145.10 0.87%
  1. HDFC Bank share price
  2. 1,416.15 -1.53%
  1. State Bank Of India share price
  2. 759.25 -1.59%
  1. Power Grid Corporation Of India share price
  2. 276.50 -1.30%
Business News/ News / India/  India drew 1.4 million medical tourists in past one year, says minister
BackBack

India drew 1.4 million medical tourists in past one year, says minister

India has stressed on the need for consensus on future health emergency management and a global medical countermeasure coordination platform.

The second G20 Health Working Group Meeting was held in Goa. (Photo: Twitter @g20org)Premium
The second G20 Health Working Group Meeting was held in Goa. (Photo: Twitter @g20org)

New Delhi: An estimated 1.4 million medical tourists visited India in the past one year, according to Union minister of state for tourism Shripad Naik, as the country positions itself as a global health destination. Speaking at the second G20 Health Working Group Meeting in Goa, Naik called for a collaborative and sustainable global health strategy.

Bharati Pravin Pawar, Union minister of state for health, delivered the keynote address, emphasizing India’s contributions to global health preparedness. India’s G20 priorities include reformed multilateralism to create an inclusive and equitable forum for addressing 21st century challenges.

Under the theme “One Earth, One Family, One Future," Pawar highlighted the importance of collaboration in areas such as surveillance, community protection, and emergency coordination. She stressed the need for consensus on future health emergency management and a global medical countermeasure coordination platform.

“We cannot be sure of when the next health emergency may hit us. It may not wait for the conclusion of the International Health Regulations (IHR) reforms. There is a need for developing consensus on responding to future health emergency management, network of R&D and manufacturing of vaccines and therapeutics, besides the global medical countermeasure coordination platform," Pawar said.

Rajesh Bhushan, Union health secretary, welcomed the Pandemic Fund’s first call for proposals focusing on surveillance, lab systems, and public health workforce strengthening. He urged G20 members to integrate health initiatives across multilateral forums like G7 and the World Bank, creating an agile global health architecture.

Troika members from Indonesia and Brazil praised India’s health priorities and underscored the necessity of reinforcing global health architecture and universal health coverage.

Unlock a world of Benefits! From insightful newsletters to real-time stock tracking, breaking news and a personalized newsfeed – it's all here, just a click away! Login Now!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Priyanka Sharma
Priyanka Shamra is a health and pharma journalist with nearly nine years of field reporting experience. She is a special correspondent with Mint. Her beat includes covering the Ministry of Health and Department of Pharmaceuticals. She also covers the Ministry of Women and Child Development and the Department of Biotechnology.
Catch all the Business News, Market News, Breaking News Events and Latest News Updates on Live Mint. Check all the latest action on Budget 2024 here. Download The Mint News App to get Daily Market Updates.
More Less
Published: 17 Apr 2023, 03:07 PM IST
Next Story footLogo
Recommended For You
Switch to the Mint app for fast and personalized news - Get App