• As per IMA about 10 lakh quacks ‘practise’ allopathic medicine pan India endandering people's lives
  • The Vyapam Scam which saw the Supreme Court cancelling the degrees of 634 doctors unmasked the chinks in our healthcare system right from the academic level
  • Reports of unwarranted hysterectomy of women under the age of 40 across states under the RSBY scheme paints a dismal picture of our public health system.


  • India spends merely 1.2% of its GDP on health, one of the lowest in the world. The US spends 8.3%, China 3%, and the global mean is 5.4%.
  • India accounts for a substantial part of the global burden of disease, with 18% of global deaths and 20% disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs)
  • Indians are the sixth biggest out-of-pocket (OOP) health spenders. About 55 million Indians are pushed into poverty in a single year.
  • India stands to lose $4.58 trillion before 2030 due to NCDs and mental health


  • A study by Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) for the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare exposed that there is approximately 97.9 per cent skill gap across various verticals of healthcare.
  • India is still mulling over setting up a National eHealth Authority (NeHA) for standardisation, storage and exchange of electronic health records of patients. Plans were proposed in 2015.
  • With only one doctor available for 1,700 people, India needs at least 3,00,000 more doctors by 2020.
  • Nearly one million Indians die every year due to inadequate healthcare facilities and close to 700 million people have no access to specialist care.

Key Themes

  • Health Ethics, Economics and Efficiency: Where does India stand?
  • Strategies for capacity building in public health
  • PPPs in healthcare: How can we strike the right balance?
  • Ramping up health promotion: Dealing with Indias dual disease burden
  • State Health Financing v/s Central Insurance: What works best?
  • New Age, New realities: The changing dynamics and priorities of Public Healthcare and methods to deal with it


Healthcare Sabha March, 2018

100+ Senior Dignitaries
Key Speakers
Exhibit Booths
Networking Dinner