Interview: Deepak Sawant – Minister of Public Health and Family Welfare, Government of Maharashtra, India

Dr. Deepak Sawant, Minister of Public Health and Family Welfare in the Government of Maharashtra, provides insights into some crucial achievements with regards to the state’s infant and child mortality rates, the improvement of Maharashtra’s emergency response and ambulance system, and the prevention of oral cancer. While highlighting the state’s openness to join forces with private healthcare companies, he also calls for a boost in telemedicine to tackle the dearth of healthcare professionals in the state. What would you highlight as some of your key achievements and priorities since taking over the position of Minister of Public Health and Family Welfare for the state of Maharashtra in December 2014?
"One of our main priorities has been to improve Maharashtra’s emergency response system, which has serviced more than two million people over the past three years."
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