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Vijayawada (NTR District): The Government of Andhra Pradesh and NatHealth, India’s premier healthcare ecosystem association, have decided to work together in the healthcare sector of the state. NatHealth strives to be a credible and unified voice of the ecosystem and is committed to working to improve access and quality of healthcare in India by partnering with various stakeholders.

Principal Secretary (Health, Medicine and Family Welfare), MT Krishna Babu, met with NatHealth Southern Chapter board members on Monday.

Officers – Srikanth Srinivasan, Co-Chair, Southern Section and Head of Services, GE Healthcare; Mansi Wadhwa, Co-President, Southern Section, Head of Growth Programs, India Medtronic Pvt Ltd; and Subrahmanyan Yadavalli, CEO, Apollo Hospitals, Telangana & AP, visited AP Secretariat in Velagapudi and discussed various matters with Principal Secretary MT Krishna Babu.

The two parties agreed to hold a joint conference in Vijayawada on the theme of Positive Impact and Acceleration of Health Care Outcomes with the participation of members of NatHealth, PA Government and other parties relevant state stakeholders. Both parties are working on comprehensive cancer prevention, early and comprehensive diagnosis, treatment and care program and implementation strategy – including care pathways, digitization of these – leading to a sustainable implementation and positive health outcomes.

Further, they decided on the appropriate skills development and training of health professionals across the sector and government levels to ensure the adaptation of advanced technologies, processes leading to better health outcomes. The meeting also decided to organize a joint tour in Tirupati to raise awareness, involve local stakeholders in the health ecosystem and encourage Tirupati (together with IITs, IISEER, TTDs and others) to become a center of care advanced health. Naveen Kumar, Special Secretary, Health, Medicine and Family Welfare, Government of Andhra Pradesh and other officials present on the occasion.