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Developing ‘National Health Quality Index’ key for transforming Indian healthcare: KPMG

12 May 2022 | News

KPMG in India chalks down 15 priorities for transforming Indian healthcare

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As India advances towards a Rs 5 trillion dollar economy by 2024–25, KPMG in India has come out with a report titled – “15 top priorities for transforming Indian healthcare: the 2024 agenda” that highlights the certain priority areas needed for transforming the Indian healthcare industry.


These include:

  • Expanding financing for ‘Healthy India’
  • Promoting ‘Healthy India’ as a mass movement
  • Launching a Healthcare Sector Promotion Programme
  • Ensuring health coverage for all
  • Strengthening the primary care system
  • Redefining and reviving public-private partnerships
  • Driving Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) till the last mile
  • ‘National Health App’ for aggregating healthcare services across the value chain
  • ‘National Task Force’ for healthcare workforce development
  • Building a ‘National Medical Network’
  • Developing ‘National Health Quality Index’ and transparency system
  • Strengthening Medical hubs/Medicities across India
  • Stepping up the national surveillance system
  • Utilising Telemedicine, Virtual care, Metaverse
  • Decarbonising Healthcare



Dr Anna van Poucke, Global Head of Healthcare, KPMG International said, “India is taking major steps for the overall strengthening of the Indian healthcare system, however, to increase the resilience and sustainability of the system and to ensure preparedness against future pandemics, the government, as well as the private players, need to accelerate on the journey they have started, and need an overarching program, to ensure that the right steps are taken at the right time”. 


Lalit Mistry, Partner and Co-Head of Healthcare Sector, KPMG in India said, “India should continue the momentum and prioritise these systemic reforms in a phased manner by focusing on key areas for the next two years."


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