The Minister reiterated the State’s policy of encouraging private capital in the sector to reach top-class healthcare services to the grassroots.“The State Government will be happy to welcome enterprising entrepreneurs to our State to partner us in the growth and development process of. I assure you of our complete cooperation and support,” she said.
“Affordable, accessible, sustainable, high quality essential healthcare – that’s the Government’s vision. The focus is on the poor, mother child and the elderly, and those living in underserved areas,” Panja added.Spearheaded by CII ER healthcare sub-committee, the conference was attended by a bevy of leaders from funding agencies from across the country. According to them, map investments opportunities in the region, particularly West Bengal.
Earlier, Sean Sovak, Managing Director, Light House Fund, spoke of the need for serving those who are at the bottom of the pyramid.“For a country like India which has a population of about 1.3 billion, it is essential to integrate technologies with healthcare services. For me, it’s a massive opportunity,” he said. For a variety of reasons, Eastern India is fast emerging as a competitive destination.
C S Ghosh, Managing Director & CEO, Bandhan Bank Limited, said as a banker he would be happy see his customers because that will “enhance their repayment capability”.Rupali Basu, Vice Chairperson, CII West Bengal, said since inception, this unique forum has been playing an instrumental role in sensitising the scope of private equity, venture capital and angel funding in the healthcare space of West Bengal in particular and the eastern region as a whole.
“In recent years, this region has witnessed more than Rs 450 crore private equity investment, in the healthcare domain,” Dr Basu added.CII has created a dedicated site www.ciihealthcareeast.com to enable interested groups and entrepreneurs to upload their funding requirements.