Un-Spoken India Web Series

Unspoken, in association with Pleasin Strides Foundation, has started a web series called Change- The Parivartan, mainly direct upon Sustainable Development Goals set by UN General Assembly and their importance in Indian context.


The 8th webinar of the series will be conducted on 27 July, 2020. The topic for the webinar will be " Do you see the change in the outlook towards the need of better health care in our country after covid-19 ".

Founders of Pleasin Strides Foundation Mr. Sagar Kaushik, Mr. Shashi Kaushik & Mr. Nagendra Singh Bisht will host it.


The series will include panelists who have made remarkable contributions in various fields for the society. It is going to be very interesting to be a part of the discussion where the panelists will be:


Dr. Sonia Lal Gupta, Sr. Neurologist and Director, Metro Group of Hospitals

Dr. Suchin Bajaj, Founder and MD, Ujala Cygnus Hospitals

Mr. Vibhu Talwar, Managing Director, Moolchand Healthcare Group

Ms. Jasrita Dhir, Head, Brand Marketing and CSR, Fortis Healthcare Group

Dr. Vispi Jokhi, CEO, Masina Hospital

Mr. Andrew Williams, Chief Manager, Asian Paints Limited

Dr. K.K Upadhyay, Director, Centre of Social Review, Ex. FICCI


The COVID-19 outbreak has made the world realise and appreciate the importance of having a robust healthcare system, one that is fully equipped and battle-ready. The disease poses a huge threat in today's increasingly interconnected and interdependent world.


India's healthcare system has major inadequacies. A part of the reason for this is that India spends merely 1.28 percent of its GDP on health, as per the National Health Profile-2019 report. Our spending on healthcare is substantially lower than that of most other countries, including some of our neighbours (for example, Bhutan spends 2.5 percent of its GDP and Sri Lanka spends 1.6 percent of its GDP on healthcare.)


Due to inadequate investment in health facilities, the number of people who are unable to access good healthcare keeps growing. For most ailments, the majority of people visit clinics that are short on resources, and so cannot provide holistic treatment. The poor, particularly in rural areas, have to travel very long distances to be able to access proper medical facilities.


We see SDG's and CSR working for many various causes and hence in this episode, we would be emphasizing majorly on how the Indian healthcare system could be improved by the involvement of SDG's and CSR.


Shubhankar Agarwal

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