Around 1,000 delegates from across 114 countries will attend 61st general assembly to be organized in Mumbai on Aug 9. This will be first general assembly meet of the International Federation of Medical Students Association's (IFMSA).
Maharashtra's Health Minister Suresh Shetty, former union minister of state for external affairs Shashi Tharoor, vice chancellors of many medical universities, and others will mark their presence at the event. The theme general assembly is based on India's Vision of 2020 'Universal Health Care - The Time is Now'.
Talking to media, IFMSA general secretary Esha Gupta said, "India is a perfect place for a discussion on universal health care as the country now experiences a gradual transition towards provision of easily accessible and affordable health care to all Indians by 2020."
Speaking about the agenda for meet, Sushmitha Kothapallii, vice president, International Affairs of IFMSA, said that they look forward to an aggressive discussion and passing of motions which will bring a positive change in the healthcare scenario in India and world.
IFMSA is also organising a workshop prior to the meet, where delegates from 20 countries will visit the slums of Mumbai and prepare a report understanding the healthcare model.