Healthcare Services Committee Meeting
A meeting of AMCHAM’s Healthcare Services Committee was held on September 20th in New Delhi under the chairmanship of Ms. Aileen Nandi, Honorary USG Chair – Healthcare Services Committee, AMCHAM and Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs, U.S. Embassy. The meeting encompassed discussions on the positioning of AMCHAM with the Government of India, U.S. government and industry, along with an update on the key issues and priorities of the pharma sector by Mr. Sarthak Ranade, Chairman – Pharma Working Group, AMCHAM and Managing Director, Janssen India and Ms. Jyotsna Ghoshal, Co-Chairperson – Pharma Working Group, AMCHAM and Senior Director – Corporate Affairs, MSD Pharmaceuticals. This was followed by and overview of the advocacy and regulatory landscape for the medical technology sector by Ms. Meenakshi Nevatia, Chairperson – Medical Technology Working Group, AMCHAM and Managing Director, Stryker India.
During the meeting members had an interactive session with Ms. Aileen Nandi, Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs and Dr. Preetha Rajaraman, Health Attaché, U.S. Embassy, where members pointed out the current situation of the pharma and MedTech industry along with a few issues that were categorized as long, mid and short term.
Some of the key points that were discussed included AMCHAM’s pharma and MedTech value proposition, suggesting measures for ease of doing business for shaping policies, increasing AMCHAM’s membership base and a proposed roundtable on healthcare. The meeting concluded with closing remarks and vote of thanks by Ms. Meenakshi Nevatia and Mr. Sarthak Ranade.