Globally health is a priority sector among all the governments across the world. It is one of the fastest growing sectors and it’s also one of the most expensive industry sectors. Global health care spending as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has been around 10.5% globally in 2014. Emerging markets including China, India, Indonesia, Russia, and Mexico are expected to see spending increase quickly over the next five years.
Indian Chamber of Commerce has been highly active in Healthcare sector and past 7 years and has taken several initiatives to promote Health Sector in East and North East. ICC has been working towards providing a platform for both private and government to mutually discuss upon various issues of delivering health care in India, through conferences, exhibitions and interactive sessions. By connecting private sector players from Hospitals, Insurance with policy makers, regulatory bodies, subject experts ICC is taking forward the Universal Health Coverage agenda.
Health technology, skilling of manpower, medical tourism and international partnership with neighboring countries are some of the key areas where ICC has been working for as we understand for India and for Eastern region the opportunities are coming up in a big way in the areas of Hospital Technologies, Tele-medicines, Clinical Trials. Health Care Industry is witnessing a Year on Year growth of 15%.
Indian Chamber of Commerce has a ‘Health Care Core Group’ under the Chairmanship of Mr Rupak Barua, Group CEO, AMRI Hospitals. The healthcare core group derives its strength from its members who are leaders in hospitals, insurance sector, health equipment, skill development, pharmaceutical and research and consultancy. The agenda the group is committed on to take up with the Government and other stakeholders for business development –
- Business Development, Branding & Quality
- Finance Infrastructure, Insurance & Statutory Compliance
- Skill Development
- CSR and Other activities