NewsVoir | 12 Jul, 2017
The Medical Technology Association of India (MTaI) has announced that it will hold its maiden event â âMTaI MedTech Summit 2017: Transforming Patientsâ Lives in Indiaâ on 15th September 2017 at Shangri-La's - Eros Hotel, Ashoka Road, New Delhi.
The healthcare sector drives on four major wheels - the provider (hospitals), the pharmaceutical industry, the medical technology (MedTech) industry and the Health Insurance industry. Among these, the MedTech industry is the smallest of the wheels but it is vital. Medical technology has undoubtedly had incredible impact on patientsâ lives, but is often neglected and misunderstood.
There is very little understanding about the MedTech sector in India due to which it neither gets the impetus that is required for its growth, nor the recognition that it rightfully deserves. MTaI is, therefore, organising the first-of-its-kind summit that will provide patients, industry and doctors with a platform to interact with policy makers, which will highlight the uniqueness, nuances and significance of medical technology.
Mr. Pavan Choudary, Director General, MTaI, says, âIt is time to de-mystify the MedTech sector and MTaI has taken the initiative to engage various stakeholders to make them understand how medical technology transforms the quality of patientsâ lives. This patient-industry-doctor-government interface will be educative, illuminating and a first for India. Medical technology is miracle technology, and MTaI invites you to this MedTech Summit 2017 to witness this miracle.â
The summit will include sessions on cardiovascular, ophthalmology, orthopaedic implants, oncology, endoscopic surgery and bariatric surgery as focus themes to present a case-in-point for each and to reinstate how quality is critical for better outcomes in these situations.
The power pack sessions will be delivered and moderated by key presenters which will include government officials from key ministries, leaders from the MedTech industry, doctors and patients.
According to Mr. Diwaker Rana, Chairman, MTaI MedTech Summit 2017 & Director, MTaI Board, âThis event will showcase the continuum of the contribution of MedTech companies in making a difference in the healthcare delivery systems and in improving patient lives.â
To sum up, the summit is expected to deliver on 3 fronts:
Provide for the first time, the unique interface of policy makers, Industry, doctors & patients
Offer a learning opportunity to whosoever wishes to get a clear insight into this sector
Provide networking opportunities with the whoâs who of this sector
Medical Technology Association of India (MTaI â pronounced as Em-tai) is a not-for-profit organization duly registered under sub-section (2) of section 7 of the Companies Act, 2013 and Rule 8 of the Companies (Incorporation) Rules, 2014.
MTaI is an association of research-based medical technology companies who have made remarkable investments by setting up a large number of R&D centres and manufacturing plants in India. MTaI represents a wide spectrum of the medical device and equipment industry with global experience in innovation and manufacturing. All the time stressing on the three hallmarks of healthcare - Quality, Consistency and Patient Safety, MTaI wants to be a responsible voice of the industry. The association is committed to improving access to affordable and quality healthcare for patients.
MTaI looks to partner with the Government of India in setting a roadmap for the growth of medical devices industry by bringing in even bigger investments through technology upgradation and knowledge dissemination in the provider space. This will be achieved through the active participation of the industry that can contribute towards furthering FDI and the governmentâs âMake in Indiaâ initiative.
For more information on MTaI, Please visit our Website: mtaiindia.org.