It is important for the country and the rest of the world to plan for a resilient and sustainable future,” said Dr Rashmi Saluja, Executive Chairperson, Religare Enterprises Ltd.
NEW DELH, Apr 7 (The CONNECT) – Private sector should facilitate easy and quick access of funds for healthcare startups, Dr Rashmi Saluja, Executive Chairperson, Religare Enterprises Ltd, said.
Private sector can help by devising financial solutions that provide early-stage startups, especially social enterprises in the healthcare sector, with easy and quick access to inexpensive funds, Dr Saluja said addressing a conclave on the eve of World Health Day yesterday.
Religare, in collaboration with Care Health Insurance Ltd and Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, orgaised the conclave with the theme Indian Perspective on Covid and Post Covid.
“It is important for the country and the rest of the world to plan for a resilient and sustainable future,” Dr Saluja said.
In this light, private healthcare providers can introduce new technologies and techniques to improve the quality of care and reduce costs. By providing financial support, the private sector can help fund research and development of new drugs, diagnostic tools, and medical technologies, thereby improving the quality of healthcare services. It would immensely help the underserved populations around the world, she explained.
Funding of innovative healthcare solutions such as medical digital tools can help us prepare and tackle pandemics in the future, according to Dr Martin Schalling, MD, PhD, Professor of Medical Genetics and Chair Swedish Mental Health Fund, Department Molecular Medicine and Surgery, Karolinska Institute, Sweden said. Speaking at the conclave, he said India’s strength within information technology space could be one such example. “We also stand to benefit from exploring traditional Indian medicine in terms of searching for novel treatments,” Dr Schalling said.