Funding is a key challenge for healthcare sector: Report by NATHEALTH & PwC

Report talks about access to capital as one of the biggest roadblocks to the growth of Indian healthcare sector

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Funding is a key challenge for healthcare sector
A report by NATHEALTH in collaboration with PricewaterhouseCoopers Pvt Ltd (PwC) on ‘Indian healthcare funding' talks about direct connection of growing ageing population and rise in costly chronic care needs that are exerting considerable demands on our health systems. It also talks about access to capital as one of the biggest roadblocks to the growth of Indian healthcare sector.

It says that the government will need to play a critical role as a catalyst by creating an enabling ecosystem which draws investments from both domestic and international players. Empowered and informed customers; flexible and adaptive operating models; non-traditional resources and partnerships; a growth and innovation mindset; and focus on accountability, integrity and sustainability are some of the key themes that will shape healthcare delivery in the future.

Commenting on the report, Anjan Bose, Secretary General, NATHEALTH said, "Funding is a key challenge for the healthcare sector. The sector needs innovative modes of funding to meet its requirements which have also been highlighted in the recently unveiled National Health Policy (NHP) 2017 by the Government."

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