Mansukh Mandaviya, the union minister for health, chemicals, and fertilisers, stated on Monday that members of the Indian diaspora may educate people in other nations about India’s traditional medical system, yoga, homoeopathy, naturopathy, and trained health workers.
The minister said that efforts are being made in the health sector to ensure that everyone has access to basic infrastructure and health services. He was speaking at a plenary session on “Role of Overseas Indians in Expanding Indian Health Facilities in Azadi ka Amrit kaal of – Vision 2047” in Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas.
During the Azadi ka Amrit kaal, Mandaviya asked the NRI community to support in the expansion of India’s health services since “India has become an important medical tourism destination today due to its quality and affordable health services.”
According to him, India meets about 15% of the demand for generic medicines in Africa, 40% in the United States, and 25% in the United Kingdom. Speaking to NRIs, Mandaviya stated that the number of MBBS seats has increased from 53,000 in 2014 to 96,000 in order to support the expansion of health services.
The number of seats for post-graduation has increased from 31,000 to 63,000. Dr. Rajkumar Ranjan Singh, Union Minister of State for External Affairs, stated: “The healthcare sector is a huge opportunity for the development of the country and India is ready to seize the opportunity with its quality tech-savvy healthcare services.”
The minister also provided a brief overview of India’s expanding healthcare sector. Sushri Janaina Tewaney Mencomo, Panama’s first cabinet minister of Indian origin, said: “The message of India’s spirituality and unity is contained within every citizen of Indian origin, which gives them a unique identity in the whole world.”