Gist of Editorials: A Prescription for the Future (The Hindu) | GS – III

Relevance : GS Paper III (Science and Technology)

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  • Healthcare in India has been transformed and with the use of technology, we can lower the cost of healthcare.
  • Impact of technology on healthcare
    • Telemedicine can bring healthcare to the remotest corners.
    • Artificial intelligence (AI) can support diagnosis with evidence-based guidance.
    • Augmented reality (AR) can eliminate the risk of the cancer spreading to other parts of the body.
    • Biotechnology can help make personalized medicine.
  • The case of India
    • India needs to rapidly adapt to and embrace technology.
    • India’s need of change has become more imperative with the launch of Ayushman Bharat.
    • Ayushman Bharat requires reimagining an innovative model.
    • Technology such as Blockchain can improve healthcare operations and costs.
    • Private sector needs to earn healthy returns on investment to continue capital investment.
    • We need to achieve a balance between world-class care and low costs.
  • India can be an example for the rest of the world to emulate.