Chennai: The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) organized TANCARE, a one day healthcare conference in Hotel Hilton here, to promote Tamil Nadu as a global healthcare destination. The event which witnessed participation from top names in healthcare industry was presided over by the honourable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Edappadi K. Palaniswami.
TANCARE, which could be referred to as a holistic health conference, addressed a range of key issues faced by the healthcare sector in Tamil Nadu today. Some of the major focus points of the discussion include recent advancements in reproductive medicine, the challenges and opportunities to establish Tamil Nadu as a leading hub for healthcare in the biomedical technology industry and steps to be taken to build the state as a leading global medical tourism destination.
Post the panel discussions, Dr. J. Radhakrishnan, IAS, Principal Secretary to Govt. Dept. of Health and Family Welfare handed over the TANCARE awards for the Best Government Hospital (Government Headquarters Hospital), Best Private Hospital (Kauvery Hospital, Tamil Nadu), Best Primary Health Center Award (Sayalkudi PHC Kadaladi Block, Paramakudi, Ramnad District), Best Not for Profit Hospital (Sri Narayani Hospital & Research Centre, Vellore), Special Award presented to Dr. K R Balakrishnan, Director – Cardiac Sciences, Chief Cardiothoracic & Transplant Surgeon, Fortis Malar Hospital for Maximum Heart Transplants in India, and Life Time Achievement Award (Dr. G. Bakthavathsalam, Chairman, K G Hospital, Coimbatore). Eminent dignitaries from healthcare who participated in the event include Dr. GSK Velu, Founder and Managing Director, Trivitron Healthcare & Convener, Healthcare Panel, FICCI TNSC, Mr. Ruban Hobday, Head, FICCI TNSC, Mr. P Murari IAS, Advisor to FICCI President & Former Secretary to President of India, Dr. A. Edwin Joe, Director, Directorate of Medical Education, Govt. of Tamil Nadu.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. GSK Velu, Founder and Managing Director, Trivitron Healthcare & Convener, Healthcare Panel, FICCI TNSC said, “With improved connectivity, availability of advanced indigenous med tech and personalized services by experienced doctors, Tamil Nadu has earned the distinct recognition of being a destination for affordable and quality healthcare. Forums like TANCARE will foster innovative thinking in our healthcare entrepreneurs to set new benchmarks of excellence in the state’s patient care, technology and research development.”
Mr. Ruban Hobday, Head, FICCI TNSC, added, “TANCARE pools together the right minds and ideas by acting as a one stop knowledge sharing platform for the health and related sectors in the state.”
Mr. P. Murari IAS (Retd), Advisor to FICCI President & Former Secretary to President of India said, “Despite Tamil Nadu’s healthcare matching international standards, the costs of treatments offered here comes to a fraction of what one pays in countries like the United States of America. Modern methods of treatments are available in the state at the most affordable prices throughout the year. Therefore, it is high time we promoted the state as the finest health tourism destination in the country.”
Courtesy: Business Wire