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28 DEC 2018 6:58PM by PIB Delhi
President of India Inaugurates the 12th Global Healthcare Summit in Mumbai; Addresses the centenary celebration event of the Yoga Institute


The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the 12th Global Healthcare Summit organized by the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin in Mumbai today.

Speaking on the occasion, the President acknowledged the professionalism and excellent reputation of doctors of Indian origin in the US. He said India and the US shared complementarities in the pharmaceutical field – in clinical research, drug discovery and manufacture. He said that both countries can work together to address common challenges posed by lifestyle diseases.

The President said that the goal of ‘Health for All’ must be integral to our programmes and policies. He noted the several initiatives of the Government of India, which he said were intended to make healthcare in the country more holistic and affordable for all citizens of the country.

Earlier in the day, the President addressed The Yoga Institute, Mumbai, which is celebrating its centenary. The President said that Yoga belongs to entire humanity and should not be associated with a specific community. Yoga is a means to living a healthy life. The President said that due to the initiatives taken by India, the global community is showing enhanced interest in Yoga. He said that Yoga is an extremely important example of India’s soft power.