G20 Health Working Group meeting begins in Panaji
Panaji: The second Health Working Group meeting under G20 India Presidency was inaugurated today. Dr.Bharati Pawar, Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare ,Shri Shripad Naik ,Union Minister of State for Ports, Shipping & Waterways and Tourism and other important officials were present for the inaugural session.
Dr.Bharati Pawar thanked all delegates for joining this meeting.She in her inaugural speech said that India’s G20 priorities focus on reform multilateralism that creates accountable and representative forum suitable for the 21st century. She expressed hope that deliberation over the next two days will develop a minimum viable product common for managing future health emergencies ,network of R and D and manufacturing. Shri Shripad Naik welcomed all delegates for the meeting. He briefed that India received 1.8 million foreigners for medical tourism and India ranked 10th in Medical Tourism Index. He said that by promoting health and wellness tourism we can create more holistic global health architecture.
It will be held during 17th – 19th April, 2023 in Goa.More than 180 delegates from 19 G20 member countries, 10 invited states and 22 International Organizations will be participating in the meeting.