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Building Immunity for the Future

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Going forward, while the general consensus is that viruses like COVID will continue to happen, a compromised immune system, besides being a host for the virus, will also lead to a severe impact on our health status – including accentuating the effect of diseases like cancer or diabetes.

COVID19 has been unprecedented in terms of its impact across countries, economies and livelihoods. Indeed, it has been a healthcare crisis leading to an economic crisis. If at all there is a silver lining to the pandemic, it is that it has brought Health to the forefront of the narrative across the globe, including India. Fragmented healthcare systems and health delivery gaps have become apparent across countries including the more advanced economies, while this pandemic has also thrown up outliers.
Many nations are realigning and rethinking national goals and the focus in India has shifted towards greater self-reliance. This has opened up new areas of partnerships and collaborations. Some important narratives include the scope of digital health, could AI and Machine learning be used to augment skilling / training of workforce, exporting healthcare from India, making Universal Health coverage a reality, pursuing value based care etc.
To deliberate on these thoughts, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) organised a flagship thought leadership forum ASIA HEALTH 2020
from 18th-20th November 2020 on the theme – Resetting Healthcare and Health Systems Delivery.
Watch the highlights of the sessions – Building Immunity for the Future where Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Executive Chairperson, Biocon talks to Dr. Siddharth Mukherjee, American Indian Physician & Pulitzer Awardee on how COVID deluge was not simply about a virus, but about the vulnerability of our immune systems. Going forward, while the general consensus is that viruses like COVID will continue to happen, a compromised immune system, besides being a host for the virus, will also lead to a severe impact on our health status – including accentuating the effect of diseases like cancer or diabetes.
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