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Aayog Member Dr. will inaugurate MTaI 2018 in on September 20, as industry leaders come together to envision the role of the MedTech industry in the implementation of Ayushman Bharat, formally known as Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya (PMJAY).

Dr. Paul is the of Department of Pediatrics, All Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, since 1985. He has been closely associated with India’s reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health programs in various roles for over three decades.

He has been a member of the Aayog since August last year.

The seminar will also be attended by Indu Bhushan, of and (NHA), along with representatives from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Indian Alliance of Patients’ Group, Insurance companies, PE Funds, private hospitals and diagnostic industry.

Foreign delegates will share the global experience of implementing in their countries. The former undersecretary, Department of Health, Government of Philippines, Dr. Teodoro J Herbosa, who played a key role in rolling out the Public Healthcare Programme has also confirmed his presence to share his country’s experience with the policymakers of 

This is the first seminar where representatives from the entire will be present to talk about Ayushman Bharat, which indicates the importance the MedTech industry attaches to this pathbreaking programme.

Industry captains from different MedTech associations will huddle together to plan how they can unitedly contribute to the successful implementation of 

The government is launching on September 25 to finance in the country. The scheme will provide worth Rs. 5 lakh per household and will cover 50 crore people or nearly 40 per cent of India’s population.

During MTaI 2018, MTaI will unveil a theme paper entitled “MedTech – The Keystone for Ayushman Bharat” that would define the challenges and opportunities in implementing the scheme.

is the largest in the world. Given the scale of implementation, it is extremely important that all stakeholders should be in sync with the programme objective and implementation roadmap. At the same time, it is necessary that concerns of all stakeholders are addressed. MTaI 2018 will bring together all stakeholders for a day of constructive discussion,” said MedTekon