There is a need for innovation in the systems and practices in delivery of healthcare to enhance their effectiveness. There is an equal need for sharing of best practices between the various stakeholders in the health sector in order to benefit from the prevalent knowledge and experience in different quarters. Union Health Minister J P Nadda stated this at the Third Biennial International Conference and Advanced Live Laparoscopic Workshop- ENDOLAP 2014, organised by the Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi.
Stating that laparoscopy is a skilled surgery which requires advanced training, the Health Minister highlighted the gap between the demand and supply in the human resources in the health sector including doctors, specialists and para-medical professionals. With more opportunities for advanced training for such specialization, not only will the demand- supply gap be reduced but the patients will also benefit with better healthcare, the Minister pointed out. The Government is working on plans for holistic healthcare which include creating infrastructure at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels in addition to providing better healthcare services in the rural areas, the Minister mentioned.
The Health Minister said that workshops such as these with participation of eminent national and international faculty provide an opportunity to the students and faculty to deepen their knowledge and sharpen their skills. The Minister invited suggestions from the doctors and other stakeholders for enhancing the effectiveness of healthcare delivery in the country.
Also present at the conference were S C L Das, Health Secretary, Delhi Government; Dr M C Misra, Director AIIMS; Dr Deepak Tampe, Dean MAMC along with students and faculty of MAMC. More than 200 delegates are participating in the three day conference.