16 th edition of FICCI HEAL to discuss healthcare transformation driving India’s economic growth
The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry
(FICCI) has announced its 16 th annual healthcare conference- FICCI HEAL 2022 from October
10 to 12, 2022. The conference, being organised since 2007 supported by the Ministry of
Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of India, will be held physically at FICCI,
New Delhi. This year’s conference is an endeavour to converge all stakeholders- national
and international, and provide a forum for sharing of learnings and experiences.
Emphasizing the significance of ‘healthier citizens build a healthier nation’, the theme of
FICCI HEAL 2022 is ‘Healthcare Transformation: Driving India’s Economic Growth. FICCI has
been advocating that a robust healthcare system drives GDP growth in the presence of
adequate investments and a conducive environment by not only acting as a productivity and
employment generator but also as a magnet to attract foreign exchange earnings and
provide opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurship. The conference will deliberate
on the opportunities for transforming our healthcare systems, underscoring its significance
for economic growth.
Dr Mansukh Mandaviya, Hon’ble Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare; and
Chemicals and Fertilisers, Government of India, will inaugurate the conference and Dr Sunil
Kumar, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Johns Hopkins University,
USA will deliver the Keynote Address. Other dignitaries invited for the conference include,
Dr V K Paul, Member, NITI Aayog, GoI; Dr R S Sharma, CEO, National Health Authority, GoI;
Dr V G Somani, Drugs Controller General of India; Ms Roli Singh, IAS, AS and MD (NHM),
MoHFW; Dr Manohar Agnani, Addl. Secretary, MoHFW; Mr Lav Agarwal, Addl. Secretary,
MoHFW; Maj Gen (Prof) Atul Kotwal, Executive Director, NHSRC, MoHFW; Prof Minu Bajpai,
Honorary Executive Director, NBEMS and Head of Department of Pediatric Surgery, AIIMS-
New Delhi; Dr Shankar Prinja, Executive Director (HP&QA), National Health Authority, GoI.
Expressing views on the conference theme, Mr Gautam Khanna, Chair, FICCI Health Services
Committee and CEO, P D Hinduja Hospital & MRC said, “Healthcare has become one of the
largest sectors of the Indian economy, in terms of both revenue and employment. According
to NITI Aayog (GoI), the sector has been growing at a CAGR of 22% since 2016, employing 4.7
million people directly and has the potential to generate over 500,000 new jobs per year.