The Union’s Minister for Health, Mansukh Mandaviya, will chair the 14th th Conference in the Central Council for Health and Family Welfare, as Swasthya Chintan Shivirin Kevadia, Gujarat on 5.-7. May.
This comes on the heels of the recently concluded Global Summit on Ayush Innovation and Investment and the World Health Organization (WHO) announcement to establish the Global Center for Traditional Medicine (GCTM) in Gujarat in April.
Prime Ministers of Health and Medical Education are expected to attend the conference.
The CCHFW is a top advisory body under the Ministry of Health, which will review the implementation of public health policies and programs over the three days.
The conference comes at a time when India has proven its prowess in Covid-19 vaccinations with over 189.23 crore doses administered so far – the fastest in the world. The meeting, which will recommend ways and means to better implement the policies / programs for the benefit of ordinary people, also comes amid a new increase in the new Covid-19 cases.
India’s active caseload is currently at 19,500 as of May 2, after 3,157 new cases were registered within the last 24 hours.
The conference will feature panel discussions with prominent speakers and experts from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, NITI Aayog, industry, start-ups and academia. Along with interactive sessions with stakeholders, it said in a statement from the Ministry of Health.
The sessions will focus on themes such as affordable, accessible and equitable health for all, prepare the country for health emergencies, share best practices in the health sector and co-operate and co-ordinate with states.
May 2, 2022