New Delhi: Advocating the need for innovation in healthcare practices for enhanced effectiveness, Union Minister JP Nadda Saturday said that the government was planning to provide "holistic" healthcare, which would involve the creation of medical infrastructure at multiple levels, including in the rural areas.
"There is a need for innovation in the systems and practices for the delivery of healthcare to enhance their effectiveness.
"There is an equal need for the 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," the Health Minister said here at the third Biennial International Conference and Advanced Live Laparoscopic Workshop- ENDOLAP 2014.
Noting that laparoscopy was a skilled procedure which requires advanced training, the Health Minister highlighted the gap between the demand and supply of human resources in the health sector, including of doctors, specialists and para-medical professionals.
He said that with more opportunities for advanced training to gain specialisation, not only will the demand-supply gap be reduced but the patients will also benefit with better healthcare.
"The government is working on plans for providing holistic healthcare, which includes creating infrastructure at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels in addition to providing better healthcare services in the rural areas," he said.
The minister invited suggestions from doctors and the other stakeholders for enhancing the effectiveness of the healthcare delivery mechanism in the country.