ACCESS Health India Country Director Siddhartha Bhattacharya was invited to speak at India’s inaugural Healers of India awards. Created by Network 19 and Apollo Hospitals Group, Healers of India is a groundbreaking initiative created to identify and honor unsung heroes working to ensure better healthcare for India’s rural population.
Siddhartha spoke about the role of technology in providing greater access to quality healthcare in rural communities. Interoperable data standards, electronic health records, and technology can together create a seamless way to improve healthcare quality, outcomes, and accountability.
India’s Minister of Health, Jagat Prakesh Nadda, also spoke at the event. He highlighted the importance of working across both public and private sectors to reduce health inequalities.