WHF SEEKS HIGHER PUBLIC ALLOCATIONS TO FIGHT CVDs

WHF SEEKS HIGHER PUBLIC ALLOCATIONS TO FIGHT CVDs

WHF SEEKS HIGHER PUBLIC ALLOCATIONS TO FIGHT CVDs

No.PR-41
June 11, 2014
New Delhi

WHF SEEKS HIGHER PUBLIC ALLOCATIONS TO FIGHT CVDs

Indian political system needs to be shaken up through strong and aggressive policy advocacy by industry and different corporate groups including NGOs and members of civil society so that it increases its public spending on health care both on communicable and non-communicable diseases such as cardio vascular diseases (CVDs) and the like, hinted Ms. Johanna Ralston, CEO, World Heart Federation.

Addressing the members of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry here today, Ms. Ralston said that World Heart Federation would strengthen and cement its ties with its Indian counterparts and lay out an agenda to drastically reduce the growing menace of heart diseases in India by 2025.

According to her, the developing world particularly Indians have become accustomed to life style in which a vast number of its population is becoming vulnerable and prone to non-communicable diseases in general and CVDs in particular and until a reverse in it is made to happen, the vulnerable section, already attack by heart ailments would continue to suffer, felt the CEO of World Heart Federation.

India not only needs enhanced public spending to put up health facilities of economy of scale in its public sector, the state of art health facilities would be dominant in the private sector and a large number of patients be deprived of them as these involves higher expenses.

Senior Vice President, PHD Chamber Mr. Alok B Shriram who presided over the meeting assured that the Chamber would continue to lobby with the government with the support of its other constituents to increase public allocations so that critical health facilities are raised for vast section of Indian public in the government sector so that CVDs are adequately attacked and precious life saved.

Among others who participated in the meeting comprised Dr. Harsh Wardhan, Chairman Cardiology, Rockland Group of Hospitals; Dr. Padmavati, Director, National Heart Institute, Delhi; Mr. Pradeep Multani, Chairman, Health Committee, PHD Chamber and its Co-Chairmen Mr. Nishant Berlia and Mr. Himanshu Baid.
ENDS
Koteshwar Prasad Dobhal
Consultant (PR)