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UK healthcare sector keen to partner India

Our Bureau Chennai | Updated on March 12, 2018

Healthy ties: Kenneth Clarke, British Cabinet Minister and the Prime Minister's Trade Envoy, and Shobana Kamineni, Chairperson, CII National Committee on Public Health, at a conference on Indo-UK Collaboration in Healthcareorganised by the CII in Chennai on Thursday. — Bijoy Ghosh   -  Business Line

The UK healthcare sector is eager to assist and partner India in achieving low-cost, high quality care, said Kenneth Clarke, British Cabinet Minister and Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy.

Healthcare is a key area of collaboration in Indo-British trade and investment. “And this goes way beyond building hospitals and bringing in drugs. India is investing a lot in the sector and is in the forefront of clinical excellence. We are keen to partner with Indian collaborators in training, technology and innovation,” he said at an Indo-UK health conference organised by CII.

India and Britain can mutually benefit from each other’s experiences and skills. Not just in healthcare delivery, but also in systems and processes. “For instance, it is crucial that patient records are digital and state-of-the-art. A business-like approach is required,” said Clarke, who was leading a UK health business delegation.

Shobana Kamineni, Chairperson, CII National Committee on Public Health, said the biggest challenge in the country was getting healthcare to the remote corners . She urged the UK, known for its scientific breakthroughs, to collaborate with India in finding innovative, low-cost solutions to combat this challenge.

Published on May 09, 2013

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