The need to scaling up innovations for an impactful delivery of services like health services was highlighted at a roundtable on Innovations in Medical Science and Biotechnology organised at Rashtrapati Bhavan on March 16, 2016.
This was part of the seven day festival of Innovations organized between March 12-19, 2016.
An exhibition of outstanding innovations in medical science and bio-technology and an interaction of scientists with grassroots innovators were also organized on the day.
Speakers at the roundtable included Shri Shripad Yesso Naik, Minister of State (I/C) of AYUSH and Health and Family Welfare; Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, DG, ICMR and Secretary, Department of Health Research; Prof. K Vijay Raghavan, Secretary, Department of Biotechnology; Shri Ajith M Sharan, Secretary of AYUSH; Dr V K Subburaj, Secretary, Department of Pharmaceuticals; and Prof. I. Manna, Director, IIT Kanpur.