Medical value travel essential to address disparities in existing healthcare system, says Ayush Ministry official

Medical value travel is an essential component to address vulnerabilities and gaps in existing health systems, Vaidya Rajesh Kotcha, secretary of the Ministry of Manpower, said on Friday. Kotcha delivered the keynote address during a panel discussion on achieving holistic well-being through integrated healthcare.

On this occasion, Kotcha said, “We have witnessed a paradigm shift in the health-seeking behavior of post-Covid patients towards holistic health and well-being. The dream of a new independent healthy health system is only possible when it is high-quality, reasonable and affordable. Accessible health services are provided to all equally. Increasing the accessibility of the service to various health systems by leveraging evidence, authorization and current medical technologies.” He said that ‘One World, One Health’ is in line with the principle of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, meaning the whole world is considered as a complete family where all are equal.

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“Equitable access to health services at a reasonable price and quality without financial difficulties for the patient will be one important result,” he added. He emphasized that connecting the world through trips of medical value based on integrated health services will be used to address the gaps in the existing health systems.

Talking about the universal health coverage minister, Kutcha said that integrative health services based on evidence-based traditional medicine and the modern system will be helpful in achieving universal health coverage through quality; efficiency; equity; Responsibility, sustainability and resilience. “These features of universal health coverage also function as core principles to guide decision makers in planning comprehensive integrative health services,” he said.

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The G20 member states held a constructive discussion during the first meeting of the G20 Presidency of the India Presidency of the Health Working Group held in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. One of the highlights of the three-day meeting was a side event at Medical Value Travel.

Dr VK Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog and Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan were also present along with representatives of G20 countries. During India’s first G20 meeting, the representatives discussed priorities health such as prevention of health emergencies and preparedness, strengthening cooperation in the pharmaceutical sector and innovation and digital health solutions.

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The delegates also attended a morning yoga session held on the second day and visited the Somatheeram Ayurveda Village in Kovalam, Kerala to understand the holistic healthcare delivery system. Representatives from G20 member states including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Republic of Korea, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America and the Union The European participated in the event. Special invited countries included Bangladesh, Egypt, Mauritius, Nigeria, Singapore, Spain, Sultanate of Oman, Netherlands and United Arab Emirates. (ANI)

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