A Man with Multiple- Fold Achievements in Healthcare- Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey
Hon’able Union Minister of State for Health, Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey is one of the most dynamic and admired politician of the decade. His works and assignments could not be counted on fingers, but just to appreciate few of the major break throughs, we are introducing main highlights of achievements which has made the Modi government a great success in the country.
To understand the nuances of treatment of cancer with the latest technology, Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey visited Heidelberg University Hospital in Germany. During this time, he received information about the treatment of cancer by lon beam therapy.
“Mother’s Milk is Must for New Born’s – Say Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey.
Heidelberg lon Beam Therapy Center is known worldwide for effective treatment of cancer.
The Union Minister of State for Health, Shri Ashwini kumar Choubey got information about various nuanees of therapy. Hospital management was also
Invited to visit India. Also, talked with the Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Professor Matthias Crake on various-aspects of how it can benefit the cancer victims-in India through tele-medicine. He visited ENT department. Observed modern facilities in the hospital. Dr. Frank, Assistant Medical Director of ENT, Anulom- Antonym practiced. Informed everyone about the various aspects of Pranayama and its usefulness, Along with Dr. Sarika Sharma, Neeta Chaubey and Ravi Chaudhary, were present during this hospital visit.
Union Minister of State for Health, Hon’able Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey celebrates Diwali with Indian diaspora in Germany. Union Minister of State for Health and Family WelIfare Hon’able Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey celebrated Diwali with the people of India in Germany. During this time, he received information about the treatment of cancer by Ion Beam Therapy Centre.
BRICS countries will work together effectively for Health for All said Hon’able Union Minister Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey
Member countries will work together for affordable, accessible and qualitative health services in the conference of health ministers of BRICS Countries.
Shri Ashwani Kumar Choubey returned home after attending the ninth health ministers’ conference of BRICS countries. He said that the BRICS member countries will work together for affordable, accessible and qualitative health services. The issues were discussed by the member countries in the conference. Cheap and quality medicines in India were fiercely discussed by member countries. India exports 12% of medicines to Brazil. The credibility of medicines made in India is increasing all over the world. He also appreciated Brazilian Human Milk Bank. Along with member countries discussed the usefulness of human milk bank in the conference, large scale human milk banks have been established in Brazil. In India too, the initiative has béen taken, the focus is on breastfeeding and it has to be more than 70% by 2025. The rate of neonatal death (death is within one month) is reduced from 23 per 1000 to 12. India expressed its commitment in the conference about this.
Awareness about breastfeeding is being spread in India. Whoever drinks mother’smilk, he is the strongest. He gave the slogan at the conference and also made everyone aware of it.He said, that we will work together for Health for all: – Union Minister of State for Health Shri Choubey said that all BRICS member countries together expressed their commitment to Universal Health. He said that member countries are tirelessly working continuously for the purpose of Heath for All, the mission of Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, is that where the whole world has pledged to become TB free in 2030. At the same time, India is moving forward to achieve this goal by 2025. All BRICS member countries pledged to work together to achieve this goal.
From all over the world.
At the conference, it was also decided that the BRICS countries would enter into an agreement between drug regulators with other member countries for affordable, quality medicines. Such an agreement was signed between India and Brazil in 2016. The positive results are seen in both countries. The next BRICS Health Ministers Conference will be in Russia.
Germany will be helpful in treating cancer in India. He will share knowledge about this with India. Germany has done a lot of research in this area. Union Minister of State for Health Mr. Choubey said that he had to stay in Germany in order to return from Brazil. Union Minister of State Shri Choubey visited Heidelberg University Hospital. Where he became aware of the treatment of cancer by ion beam therapy.
Union Minister told that there was a lot of discussion with the hospital director about the treatment of cancer. From there, discussions were held to maintain continuous dialogue for knowledge sharing In future, telemedicine and visiting doctors etc. were also considered. India will benefit from this knowledge sharing.
IIT Madras in India is continuously working for effective treatment of cancer.
Innovation is being given to the field of medical devices said by Union Minister of State for Health Sh. Ashwini Kumar Chaubey ji. Central and State Regulatory Authority’s third annual conference were addressed to the delegates present in Goa.
At New Delhi, Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Shri Ashwini Kumar Chaubey said that as per Health Policy 2017, the Central Government is committed to provide better health services. Steps have been taken keeping that in mind. In this episode, several important steps have also been taken to give impetus to innovation in this sector to promote the medical device sector.
He was addressing the third annual conference of Central and State Regulatory Authority in lIndia in Panaji, Goa. Giving the example of the Medical Device Zone set up in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, he said that the Central Government is constantly trying to improve the quality of this area. Its positive results are also showing. Entrepreneurs working in this sector are also being encouraged. Efforts are being made to provide better and affordable health services to the people.
Minister of State for Health Shri Ashwini Kumar Chaubey ji giving an example of Ayushman Bharat and told how a large population of the country is getting its benefits. At present, a large number of people have taken advantage of this.
He said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the Ayushman Bharat Scheme in the field of healthcare is a step which the world knows under the name of Modi Care, Economically weaker families no longer have to sell their assets for treatment. Where in the world a target has been set to éradicate TB in 2030.
The AIMED representative met MoS Ashwini Choubey to accelerate reforms in manufacturing indigenous medical devices.
Post Ayushman Bharat and Price Caps on Stents the public got assurance of extending further Price Controls to other medical devices in the BJP manifesto.
Applauding Modi Govt’s achievements in the last five years, Mr. Rajiv Nath said ‘The last five years witnessed significant developments in the medical devices sector with noticeable focus by various Ministries of Government focusing on this earlier neglected sector, having realised the huge potential of this sector for unleashing Make in India and to become the next big Brand India success story after IT & Pharma.
The experimental and tentative steps taken to address inverted duty structure for some devices, price caps on Stents & Knee Implants, Indian Certification for Medical Devices, bringing in Medical Devices Rules, establishment of Kalam
Institute of Healthcare Technology and Andhra Med Tech Park in Vishakapatnam, drafting an Essential list of Diagnostics and establishment of Medical Devices Promotion Council in Modi 1.0 needs to be now taken forward to the logical
Conclusion in Modi 2.0.
We discussed with Honourable Minister Shri Choubey ji of the urgent need for govt. to accelerate further reforms for which foundation has now been laid and supportive measures in order to boost medical device manufacturing within the country, reducing huge import dependency in this sector which is still at 70-90% and a staggering 31000 Cr Rs imports bill, minimizing outgo of foreign reserves, and making quality healthcare affordable and accessible to the masses at large as initiated under Ayushman Bharat.
The first term of the Modi government has been very eventful and progressive for the presently valued $10 billion Indian Medical Device Market which saw a series of serious measures being taken by the government for the Indian Medical Devices Industry which looked positive and beneficial to the end consumer but voicing the concerns of Domestic Medical Devices Industry, Mr. Rajiv Nath urged for expediting steps for patients’ protection, stronger quality & Safety regulations, price controls to make devices and quality treatment accessible and affordable and ethical indigenous manufacturing viable.
Priority issues raised by AIMED included, need to regulate all Medical Devices under a Patients’ Safety Medical Devices Law to protect patients. Also emphasized was the need to consumers from exorbitantly high MRP of Medical Devices by judicious price control.
Need to encourage employment and Make in India of Medical Devices and address 70-90% import dependency by a predictive nominal tariff protection policy as done for mobile phones to ensure a vibrant domestic industry & competitiveness and price stability driven by competing domestic players.
“We stressed that these are vital and strategic to meet the health-for-all National agenda of PM Modi and aligned to the Health Policy 2017, to make quality healthcare accessible and affordable for common masses and to place India among the Top 5 Medical Devices manufacturing hubs worldwide and end the 70-90%
Import dependence forced upon us and an ever increasing import bill of over Rs 31, 000 crore ! Pseudo Manufacturing & Unethical marketing is harming consumers and disallowing manufacturing to succeed in India by well-meaning investors.”added Mr Nath.
Dr Sharma remarked “we stressed the need to have a predictable regulatory road map with need to regulate by category and commonality of technology and not by random cherry picking as well as sought 4-5 years transition period instead of one year for the 8 Devices recently notified. While price controls is under NPPA and tariff etc under Finance we sought clear policy recommendations from MoH to these departments as being vital to achieving Health Policy objectives. The minister had made announcements on these at the WH0 conference and steps need to be taken to drive forward these agendas to the logical conclusion to enable benefit to patients and manufacturers.
Sh. Ashwini Kumar Choubey takes charge as MoS for Health and Family Welfare. Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Mr. Ashwini Kumar Choubey took the charge of his office at Nirman Bhawan where he reached his office by travelling through the metro to spread awareness of using public transport more and more to control air pollution to some extent as Delhi is already struggling hard with poor quality.
From Udyog Bhavan metro station he walked down to Nirman Bhavan and planted five trees in the campus. He performed pooja before sitting on his chair and took blessings of Gurus. He thanked Prime Minister and asserted to carry on to make every effort to implement mandates of Ayushman Bharat to reach to those people who are still getting benefits from the scheme.
Persistence and Compassionate, Ashwini Kumar Choubey has been retained as MP from Buxar constituency of Bihar, with the new NaMo Govt. He is credited to have built 11,000 toilets for marginalised families of BPL, and Minorities. Besides he also has given slogan “Ghar Ghar Ho Shauchalya Ka Nirmaan, Tab Hi Hoga Laadli Bitiya Ka Kanyadaan”, is very popular in the state till today, He is very popular and loved by all people in his constituency despite any religion, or creed, he works very hard and thoughtfully for his people. He is active and dedicated towards his work. Choubey’s this attitude and qualities make his victory remarkable.
The senior BJP Leader is also an author, and written a book Trinetra based on his horrible experience of Kedarnath tragedy in June 2013. He himself was at that time with his family. With the group of 15 family members including his wife and two sons, caught in the natural disaster. They somehow manage to take shelter in the temple and airlifted from there lost some of their near and dear in flash flood. This book reveals the truth that what could be we if we don’t respect nature.
Being one of the most admired yet down to earth and easily accessible as his followers say has been elected to the assembly for five consecutive terms.