India has big plans for healthcare and pharma

Friday, August 8, 2014

The rumblings of an Indian healthcare earthquake have been gathering pace for some years but the arrival of a new government with a mandate of progressive reform promises to make the earth move for pharma.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pledge to shape an ’accessible and affordable’ health system for his nation’s 1.2 billion people should increase opportunities despite India’s weak infrastructure.

He wants to revitalise a health market which has not had a policy revamp since 2002. It is an ambitious cradle-to-grave ideal that chimed well with an electorate already seduced by his track record of tackling and conquering tough economic challenges during his tenure as governor of the province of Gujerat.

Source: PM Live (link opens in a new window)

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