Wednesday, November 29, 2023

PM Modi to address post-budget webinar on ‘Health and Medical Research’ tomorrow

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver a post-budget webcast on ‘Health and Medical Research’ through video conference on Monday at 10 a.m.

It is part of a series of 12 Post-Budget Webinars conducted by the Central Government to collect thoughts, ideas, and proposals for efficient execution of the measures outlined in the Union Budget, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The Union Budget 2023-24 is supported by seven priorities that complement one another and serve as the ‘Saptarishi’ directing the Amrit Kaal.

“Inclusive development is one of the priorities of the Government which includes the establishment of 157 new Nursing Colleges, encouraging Public and Private Medical Research in ICMR labs and Pharma Innovation and multidisciplinary courses for medical devices,” the ministry said in a statement.

The webinar will feature three concurrent Breakout Sessions covering both the health and pharmaceutical industries. Aside from the Ministers and Secretaries of the concerned Central Government Ministries/Departments, a slew of stakeholders from State/UT Health Departments, subject experts, representatives of Industries/Associations, Private medical colleges/hospitals/institutions, and so on would attend the Webinar and contribute through suggestions for better implementation of the Budget Announcements.

The subjects of the Breakout Sessions are Qualitative Improvement in Nursing: Infrastructure, Education, and Practice; Public and Private Sector Use of ICMR Labs as Medical Research Facilitators; and Pharma Innovation and Multidisciplinary Courses for Medical Devices.

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