MoHFW issues Press Release on Webinar on “Health and Medical Research”


Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has issued a press press release on Webinar on “Health and Medical Research”. This press release was published on 6th March, 2023.

The webinar was organised by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Dept of Pharmaceuticals (M/o Chemicals and Fertilizers). The objective of the webinar was to involve the stakeholders in taking forward the various initiatives of the Government in the health and medical research sectors.

The webinar had breakout sessions on the following three themes:

  1. Qualitative improvement in Nursing: Infrastructure, Education & Practice

This session saw the participation of around 400 experts comprising of centre, state, academia, industry and two participants from nursing unions. The speakers deliberated that norms for Indian Nursing Council with regard to infrastructure requirement for nursing colleges must be followed. Further, libraries should be equipped with e-books, journals and practical files should be maintained in addition to computer labs, laboratories, with availability of internet, skill labs and simulation labs should also be maintained.

2. Public & Private sector utilization of ICMR labs as facilitator for Medical Research

The breakout session on “Public & Private sector utilization of ICMR labs as facilitator for Medical Research” saw participation from about 500 experts from Industry, Academia and government where they discussed the ways for executing this policy efficiently.

3. Pharma innovation and multidisciplinary courses for medical devices

Breakout Session on “Promotion of research and innovation in pharma medtech sector and support for courses for medical devices” focused on key opportunities India wants to explore in becoming Aatmanirbhar in this sector. The focus of the discussions was on funding for research and to involve the private sector to significantly boost the funding. Value addition will be possible only with more investment in research, it was highlighted. 

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