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Medical Technology Assessment Board
The Government of India is committed to extend healthcare services to its 1.25 billion population as part of India’s Universal Health Coverage (UHC) agenda. The Medical Technology Assessment Board (MTAB) to be set as a part of Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare aims to reduce the cost and variations in patient care, expenditure on medical equipment in directly affecting the cost of patient care, overall cost of medical treatment, reduction in out of pocket expenditure of patients and streamline the medical reimbursement procedures for effective implementation of the Universal Coverage Programme. An Indian delegation visited HiTAP, Thailand to study the complete process of implementation of HTA.

Date: 23-25 January, 2017


The Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Program (HITAP),

6th Floor, 6th Building, Department of Health,

Ministry of Public Health, Muang Nonthaburi, Thailand 11000

On 25th January:

Dhabkwan resort & spa, 2/21-24 M2,

Suanyai, Mueng District,

Nonthaburi 11000 Thailand


To understand the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) system in Thailand. Specifically:

Mandate, roles and responsibilities of HITAP within the Thai health system

Relationships between HITAP and technical partners

Roles and responsibilities of committees, advisory bodies and workflow of HTA processes, Resources required for conducting HTA


Shri V.K. Gauba, Department of Health Research (DHR), Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoH&FW), Government of India

Dr. Shankar Prinja, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), India

Dr. Mohammad Ameel, National Health Systems Resource Centre (NHSRC), India

Dr. Kavitha Rajsekar, Department of Health Research (DHR), Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoH&FW), Government of India

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