Updated on 22 August 2016
Mr Utkarsh Palnitkar, Partner and Head, Infrastructure, Government, Healthcare and Life Sciences, KPMG India
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) account for nearly 60 percent of deaths in India annually. The country is estimated to lose $4.58 trillion by 2030 due to them.
India clearly faces a large and looming economic and wellness burden and prioritising healthcare has never been more critical. It is imperative that all stakeholders collaborate and increase their commitment towards a patient-centric healthcare ecosystem.
The ‘KPMG - OPPI background paper on healthcare access initiatives' presents the current healthcare scenario in India and the future burden should there be a further delay in access initiatives; it also summarizes the various interventions undertaken by member companies of the Organization of Pharmaceutical Producers of India (OPPI) in this regard.
The background paper highlights worrying statistics and insights into the Indian Healthcare system:
• Poor Healthcare Indices - Life expectancy in India (68 years in 2015) is amongst the lowest in BRIC nations