Mumbai

Film on health coverage released

A short film aimed at promoting universal health coverage was released by Global Hospital in Mumbai, on the occasion of World Health Day on Friday. The film, Khayaal, was shot on the hospital premises, and released in the presence of over 300 people from the medical community.

Dr. Bharat Shah, Director-IRS, Global Hospital, said, “A lot of medical problems today result from poor lifestyle. There is a high incidence and prevalence of obesity, diabetes, and high blood pressure. It was so good to see people come together and support the theme, Universal health coverage: everyone, everywhere.” Dr. Vivek Talaulikar, chief executive officer of the hospital, said tertiary hospitals are important stakeholders in the Indian healthcare ecosystem. “Through this short film, we want the citizens to repose their trust in hospitals, given the incidents of increased violence against doctors in India,” he said.

Dr. Ajit Baviskar, head of the emergency ward, said, “Emergencies are frightening, and during those times, our first attempt is to save the life of the patient.”

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