Emphasize the use of technology to respond to health emergencies

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Govt. ensure the availability of quality health professionals

Govt. ensure the availability of quality health professionals

Health Minister Veena George said here on Friday that the state government was exploring medical technologies to promote basic research to ensure the delivery of public services that help meet health care demands. Steps are being taken to ensure the availability of quality professionals, she said after inaugurating the Health Tech Summit 2022 here.

The minister said the state has taken effective measures to fight the pandemic from the start. “The experience gained in the fight against Nipah helped us considerably,” she added.

Rajan N. Khobragade, Secretary of the Department of Health and Family Welfare, said that KFON (Kerala Fiber Optic Network) has made sweeping strides in digitizing the state’s health sector. “Healthtech start-ups need to take full advantage of favorable conditions,” he said in a statement.

Digital Health Mission Director K. Mohammed Y. Safirulla said the use of algorithms and analytics would enable a technological leap in the health sector. The event was organized by the Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) in association with the Ministry of Health and Caritas Hospital.

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