10 September 2020 | News
MoU signed to harness the role of the medical technology industry in India, in relation to AB-PMJAY and to achieve UHC in India by optimizing relevant policies
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The industry body, NATHEALTH - Healthcare Federation of India, renowned as the credible voice of the health sector of India and the Asia Pacific Medical Technology Association (APACMed), the regional association of medical technology in the Asia Pacific signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 9 Sep 2020 to harness the role of the medical technology industry in India, in relation to AB-PMJAY and to ensure that it optimally engages with relevant policymakers, helping shape polices leading to achieving UHC in India.
The goal of this strategic partnership is to enable a seamless pathway that streamlines all innovations ensuring that it scales and increases the concerted efforts by both organizations. Both NATHEALTH and APACMed would work through a joint working group in formulating a work plan in relation to Universal Healthcare in India, that would synergize and complement the efforts of the government to maximize patient health outcomes through quality care relative to expenditures.
India is committed to meeting UNSDGs and SDG 3 is a critical goal, that impact all others. Further, advancing medical technology is pivotal to achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in India.
The MoU and partnership between NATHEALTH and APACMeD will work to increase access to innovative medical technologies, which will lead to high quality and affordable healthcare delivery and complement the efforts of the Government’s UHC agenda. MoU also ensures that it scales and increases the concerted efforts by both organizations.