SC order does not impact 31.1% stake sale to IHH Healthcare: Fortis
Fortis also clarified that it was not a party to the judicial proceedings in which the SC order has been passed. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Delhi High Court quashes ban on sale of Oxytocin by private drug makers
The Health Ministry in its directive allowed only Karnataka Antibiotics Limited to manufacture the drug, under section 26(a) of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act (D&C). (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SC stalls IHH's acquisition of Fortis Healthcare
Daiichi argued on Friday that the IHH-Fortis deal would impact the enforcement of its arbitration award against the Singhs, according to one of the lawyers cited earlier. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospitals get tax notices for implants
“If GST is applied on medicines and implants used on patients instead of a composite tax rate, then this may result in a huge impact and hospitals will have to challenge this in courts. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parliamentary panel suggests developing ESI hospitals on lines of AIIMS
The panel noted that under the PMSSY, the health ministry has been mandated to set up new AIIMS in parts of the country along with upgradation of the exercising govt medical colleges. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

​KKR-led Radiant in talks to acquire Max Healthcare
Analjit Singh will have about 15-16% stake and Abhay Soi will have 14-15% stake in the ultimate listed company. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Delhi High Court denies interim relief to Johnson & Johnson in compensation case
J&J ’s petition comes nearly two weeks after the health ministry approved a formula that would be used to calculate how much each patient should be compensated with, based on their age and the level of disability they have suffered due to the hip implants. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson moves Delhi High Court against government orders to compensate faulty hip implant patients
J&J's move comes nearly two weeks after the health ministry approved a formula that would be used to calculate how much each patient should be compensated, based on their age and the level of disability they have suffered due to the hip implants. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Five reasons for India to lead in Universal Health Care with Ayurveda
Around 800 million people have to spend 10 per cent of their income on their healthcare. And more than 100 million people become severely poor due to the medical expenses they incur. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Government to set up panel, boost production of medical devices in India
With the aim of reducing India ’s dependence on imported medical devices by promoting manufacture and use of local ones, the government is set to form a Medical Devices Development Council, sources said. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How did Singh brothers turn so grim? Here's the story
The Singh brothers had inherited the pharma giant, Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd., from their father. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malvinder wanted Rs 1,000 crore for amicable separation, says Shivinder Mohan Singh
Shivinder Singh claims his elder brother Malvinder demanded Rs 1,000 crore for amicable separation. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bugworks Research set for pre-clinical drug trials
CARB-X was formed two years ago as a public-private partnership to tackle the rising menace of antibiotic resistance. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shivinder Mohan Singh breaks silence on fight with brother
Shivinder says Malvinder is doing public gimmickry with fake cast; incident closes all options of working together. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patients unhappy with proposed compensation formula for faulty Johnson & Johnson hip implants
In a letter to India's health minister on Thursday, a group of patients said the formula had "various shortcomings" that would prevent them from receiving fair compensation. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Non-insured persons can now avail medical services from underutilized ESIC hospitals
A decision to this effect was taken at the 176th meeting of the Employee State Insurance Corporation under the chairmanship of labour minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This test can spot all types of cancers in 10 min
It involves taking blood sample of the patient and examining the pattern of molecules called methyl groups that decorate its DNA. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seated 32 km away, city doctor fixes woman's heart
Dr Tejas Patel creates history, performs angioplasty remotely from Akshardham temple on his patient in a lab connected through internet (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cocoon Fertility Starts Pan India Expansion.
Cocoon Fertility Pvt Ltd, one of India's leading IVF chain, has expanded its footprints in Kerala with their franchise centre in Kochi, Ernakulum. Dr Anagha ... (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Drone ports' in hospitals soon to allow quick transportation of organs: Jayant Sinha
Union minister of state for aviation Jayant Sinha said the authorities concerned, which will begin registration of big drones (non-toys) from December 1, are looking at creating “drone ports” in hospitals. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Faulty medical devices: Patients can seek compensation
The move comes on the heels of a controversy surrounding hip implants marketed by US medical device giant Johnson& Johnson. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Government plans database of drugs to prevent use of similar brand names
DTAB, country ’s highest drug advisory body, will discuss a mechanism to this effect at its meeting on Thursday because the problem is extensive and spread across the country. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Public healthcare in India: Need to move from 'biggest' to 'finest'
India's public healthcare system is sick. In late September, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's administration launched Ayushman Bharat, meaning Long Life India, to address this illness. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Apollo Hospitals Enterprise expands to Kerala with super-speciality hospital
The Apollo Adlux Hospital, scheduled to begin operations in four to six months. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Apollo group to launch first hospital in Kerala near Kochi
Located close to Kochi international airport, the Apollo Adlux hospital is scheduled to begin operations in four to six months. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

There will be huge change in healthcare sector if more people donate organs: Ashiwini Kumar Choubey
India had recently set a world record of over 20,000 online pledges for organ donation in a single day surpassing the US. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amway enters herbals space
The company, which makes and sells Nutrilite health supplements, Artistry make-up and Satinique shampoo, has extended its home-grown Attitude brand to the herbals beauty-care space. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gujarat tops in implementing Ayushman Bharat
At 76,000, the state accounts for more than quarter of the total number of hospital admissions cleared under the scheme. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Made-in-India drugs to be based on weed soon
The move to produce medicine formulations that incorporate hemp lend a fresh reputation to the otherwise controversial cannabis (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A month after 3 letters to Health Ministry, J & J faulty implant victims await response
In October, there were reports that the ministry was likely to pay between Rs 33 lakh to Rs 1.2 crore to each victim as compensation. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cabinet okays bill to regulate allied, healthcare professions
The proposed law provides for new central and state councils to set standards for over 50 allied and healthcare professions, and will override any existing regulations for these professions (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Manipal Hospitals, Temasek, TPG Capital come closer to acquire Medanta at Rs 6k crore
Medanta ’s founder, renowned heart surgeon Naresh Trehan, is likely to retain a sliver of his stake although the final details are yet to be worked out. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cabinet approves Allied and Healthcare Professions Bill
​​The bill is expected to override any existing regulations for these professions, according to an official statement on Thursday. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kerala Ayurveda Ltd. to launch products in the US market
The company has invested in Renovel Discoveries in the US for research and validation of ayurvedic formulations. It has conducted human trials too. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The $2-billion Indian health empire run by four sisters makes a comeback
About a decade ago, the sisters took over most executive functions at Apollo, India ’s largest hospital chain, from their father. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CitiusTech eyes $500 mn revenue in five years
The company has set up an advisory board comprising veterans from the healthcare industry to offer strategic guidance to the management to drive innovation across key markets. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Private hospitals treat 68% of Modicare beneficiaries
Under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana 2,32,592 beneficiaries received hospitalisation under in less than two months of its rollout on September 23, according to data by the National Health Agency. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Superbugs kill more in India than globally, mortality rate is 13%
A first-of-its kind study conducted on 4,000 patients admitted to 10 hospitals across India, shows mortality rates owing to drug-resistant bacteria in the country are more than twice compared to that in high-income countries. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D pills, fish oil no guard against cancer or heart diseases
Vitamin D and fish oil supplements do not lower the risk of heart disease and cancer in healthy adults, says a study. But what does this mean for Indians? (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

70 per cent of India's population looks to private sector for healthcare needs: Ayushman Bharat CEO Indu Bhushan
Ayushman initiative would not only provide affordable healthcare, but also generate employment and create healthcare infrastructure , Bhushan said. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IHH to review Fortis funding requirements, says CEO Tan See Leng
IHH also plans to fill top-management vacancies following the resignation of Fortis ’ CFO Gagandeep Singh Bedi and CEO Bhavdeep Singh. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Apollo Hospitals to divest front-end pharmacy business
Apollo Pharmacy Ltd (APL) will be a wholly-owned subsidiary of Apollo Medicals Pvt Ltd (AMPL) in which Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd (AHEL) will have a 25.5 per cent stake. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CIO Rajesh Batra leverages IT to improve patient care at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital
According to Rajesh Batra, healthcare today is moving to the palm of the individual through the mobile phone and today's mobile phones have more power than the supercomputers of 80/90's. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IHH CEO Tan See Leng to join Fortis board
IHH, which is taking charge of Fortis following a deal approved by the Competition Commission of India earlier this month, is expected to appoint four persons to the board. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lupin gets EIR from USFDA for its Nagpur facility
USFDA gives EIR on closure of inspection of an establishment that is the subject of an FDA or FDA-contracted inspection. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fortis Healthcare CEO Bhavdeep Singh quits
In July this year, IHH Healthcare won the race to take control of cash-strapped Fortis beating rivals TPG-Manipal consortium in final round of bidding. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IIT Roorkee researchers make headway in cancer therapy
Led by P Gopinath, a team of IIT Roorkee researchers, have developed nanosized (having dimensions of a few nano meter) carbon materials have been extracted from the leaves of the rosy periwinkle plant. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nephroplus takes over DaVita Care India
Under the terms of the agreement, NephroPlus would acquire DaVita Care India's network of 22 centres. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AYUSH ministry aims to triple market share of its medicines, services
According to a recent study by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), the current market share of AYUSH medicines is USD 3 billion, AYUSH Secretary Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha said. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ayushman Bharat health scheme to expand to railway, army & ESIC hospitals
The health insurance scheme – is trying to expand the network of hospitals by empanelling those in the government sector with spare capacity. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news