“Innovative technologies are changing the face of healthcare in the country by enabling healthcare practitioners to automate operations and provide healthcare services in a cost-effective manner,” says Shripad Yesso Naik, Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare in an exclusive interview with Mohd Ujaley
What is your view of eHealth in the country? Do you think that we are making adequate progress in deploying new technologies for improving the scope and quality of healthcare?
There can be a difference of opinion on what we have been able to achieve with the help of technology in healthcare sector. However, everyone will agree that technology is the way forward. In a populous and geographically large country like India, the healthcare sector is bound to face many challenges. For meeting these challenges in a cost-effective way, we need to deploy latest technology. Today there are many innovations that make it possible for us to improve the scope and quality of the existing systems and bring down the actual cost of delivering healthcare.