15th World rural conference is organized at India Habitat Centre this year to address the health needs of the rural population. The second day of the event highlighted the collaboration of National Rural Health Mission in collaboration with Niti Aayog.
“We all know about the National Rural Health Mission’s initiative of the Government of India through which we address the rural healthcare problems. India being largely a rural country, their healthcare needs have to be addressed on urgency. Active participation of all the stakeholders, NGOs, health workers and policymakers are required to revolutionize the primary health care structure in the rural areas,” reclaimed Dr Raman Kumar, Organizing Chairman and National President, AFPI.
Focusing on the rural healthcare theme, short films and art festivals were also held with a purpose to inspire the healthcare workers and celebrate their work from the grass root level. Until now over 1000 abstracts and scientific program proposals have been received and this has become a landmark event in the history of rural healthcare academics in India. Visits to rural healthcare centres were also made by international doctors.
“With the participation of over 50 countries, this international conference host all major health delivery systems with emphasis on supporting and promoting rural healthcare and thereby developing young MBBS doctors into leaders and bringing them into primary healthcare domain. The concept of family doctors should be promoted in rural areas as it will not only save time for the patient but also the unnecessary treatment costs. Educating the rural masses to create awareness among them will be our next agenda.” said the Organizing Secretary, Dr Pratyush Kumar.