Indo-Japanese Information Exchange- Dialysis Treatment and Maternal and Child Care

New Delhi, Oct 31st 2014, a conference was conducted by Carna Medial Database Pvt. Ltd. and National Productivity Council as a knowledge partner, at the Hotel Lalit, New Delhi with focus on the technique used and current situation of dialysis treatment and maternal & child care in both countries and possibility of technical personnel exchange.

The goal was to facilitate a discussion, with medical professionals about the Dialysis treatment, maternal and child care situation in India .The conference objectives were to:

Examine the prevalence and need of refurbished equipment market for best results in treatment of dialysis, maternal and child care at affordable prices. To enlighten about Indian Healthcare situation and understanding the demand of Japanese technology in providing quality healthcare service for the patient. Determine desirable education and training models for all the stakeholders involved.

There were five plenaries during the conference. During the inaugural plenary, Shri C K Mishra (Additional Secretary, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, New Delhi.) addressed the Inaugural speech, he stressed that supportive health policies were needed to ensure that healthcare technologies reached those in need, and also called for more attention to regulation of research in medical devices and healthcare technologies.

Mr Minoru Amano (CEO of Carna Medical Database)gave a warm welcome address by pointed out the good relationship within India and Japan and focused for the development of Smart hospitals in Indian Healthcare by providing refurbished machines to the Indian equipment market.

Shri Harbhajan Singh (IAS Director General of National Productivity Council) called for the benefits of affordable and accessible refurbished machines to Indian healthcare system. Ms Okazaki (METI, Japan) proposed about the revitalization strategy in Japan in terms of economic growth and Infrastructure- by combination of services and technologies. Mr Yasuhiro Sensho (First Secretary, Embassy of Japan) added the facts related to current healthcare situation in Japan.

The conference was initiated with a series of invited lectures delivered by honourable speakers. The list includes Dr Ashutosh Shukla (Director, Internal Medicine, Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon), Prof. Dr Sanjiv Jasuja (Senior Consultant, Clinical Coordinator, Department of Nephrology Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi), Mr. Inoue (Manager, Clinical engineering, Tamagawa hospital, Japan) and Dr Yamada (Prof., Dept. of Robotics & Design for Healthcare, Graduate of School of Medicine Osaka University). Speakers also expressed their views on the issues that needed to be addressed for transforming the concept into practice.

All the above mentioned honourable guests and keynote speakers gave their energetic and fruitful contributions at this conference.

More than 130 attendees listened to the speakers, who represented different types of health care professionals.

The conference provided an opportunity for participants to share ideas, reach some consensus, agree on differences of opinion, and create a future action agenda.

Outcomes from the conference will be used in action plans and to transform the concept into meaningful practice.