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NEW DELHI: India is fast emerging as the world’s favourite cost-effective healthcare destination. The country has already taken a lead in the areas of preventive healthcare and integrated healthcare, Union Minister of State Jitendra Singh said while inaugurating the Annual Conference of Indian Academy of Otorhinolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery in Jammu.
He said the last nine years have turned India into a cost- effective medical destination and this has been possible because of several path- breaking healthcare reforms brought in by Prime Minister Narendra Modi ever since he took over in 2014.
He said today India is recognised as the vaccination hub of the world having produced DNA Covid Vaccine, world’s first intranasal Covid Vaccine, India’s first indigenously developed vaccine, “CERVAVAC” for the prevention of cervical cancer and many other vaccines for different diseases.
Dr Singh asserted that Ayushman Bharat is so far the world’s best health insurance scheme and credit goes to PM Modi for having conceptualised it. This is possibly the only health insurance scheme in the world which offers the option of seeking insurance cover even for a pre-existing disease. Ayushman Bharat, India has moved from sectoral and segmented approach of health service delivery to a comprehensive need-based health care service.
He said healthcare has been the top priority of this government which can be judged from the statistics that from mere 145 medical colleges, the number has increased to 260.