We aim to ease patient burden via innovative healthcare financing: Aniruddha Sen, Kenko Health
Currently, Kenko Health is operating out of 40 cities across India including Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Nagpur, Indore, Lucknow, Vijaywada, Kochi, Mangalore etc. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 28, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Manipal to buy AMRI Hospitals for Rs 2,400 crore
At present, it has nearly 8,300 beds across 28 hospitals. Negotiations between Manipal and Emami had started in 2018 and, last year, Manipal had agreed to buy AMRI for ₹1,800 crore. But the Kolkata-based Emami Group backed out from the agreement, causing Manipal to initiate arbitration proceedings. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 27, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Private hospitals to clock 10-11 pc revenue growth in FY23, FY24: Report
In FY22, private hospitals had reported an all-time high operating profitability of 19 per cent due to a surge in treatment during the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, which also pushed up occupancy levels, and, later, pent-up demand for elective surgeries. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 24, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ZS Prize Healthcare Challenge comes to the final round with 8 finalists selected out of top 20 teams
The final phase of the second ZS Prize Healthcare Challenge, which aims to encourage and promote the availability of the best medical technology in India, has been reached. Twenty healthcare innovation teams were first picked from among the 22,000 idea submissions, and now 8 finalists have been selected. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 24, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Temasek may close deal with Ranjan Pai for Manipal Health within 4 weeks
The transaction will consummate only after a nod from the Competition Commission (CCI), they said. Pai currently holds a 51% in MHE, followed by 20% by PE fund TPG Group, 18% by Temasek, 10% by National Investment& Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) and 1% by employees. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 24, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India will end Tuberculosis by 2025: Dr Lucica Ditiu
(Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 23, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PM Modi to hold high-level review meeting on Covid situation
Covid death toll in India climbed to 5,30,813 with five deaths. One death each has been reported by Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat and Maharashtra while one fatality was reconciled by Kerala, the data updated at 8 am stated. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 22, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bird flu shots for humans: Why vaccine makers are keeping them ready
Vaccine makers are making bird flu vaccines for humans. Can humans get bird flu? Avian influenza H5N1 in humans (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 22, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China okays its first mRNA vaccine, from drugmaker CSPC
China, whose home-grown vaccines are seen as less effective than the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA shots, has been racing to develop vaccines using messenger RNA (mRNA) technology since early 2020. The long-awaited approval comes as infections have fallen sharply across China since it suddenly dropped its strict "zero-COVID" curbs in December, making the sales outlook for the newly approved vaccine moderate. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 22, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid symptoms are similar to flu this time around
"In present times when multiple viruses are doing the rounds across the city, there is not one specific symptom that can help us to differentiate. Thankfully, the number of Covid-19 cases are currently few. The symptoms are mainly cold, cough, fever, runny nose, muscle aches, and headache. Occasionally patients also develop vomiting and diarrhea. The previous hallmark seen with earlier Covid-19 variants was the loss of sense of smell and taste, which is rarely seen now," said Anita Mathew, infectious disease specialist, Fortis Hospital Mulund. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 21, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Consuming almonds before meal improves blood sugar levels: Study
Eating 20 grams of almonds before each meal can reverse prediabetes in almost a quarter of people, according to a study led by Anoop Misra, Professor and Chairman at Delhi-based Fortis-C-DOC Centre of Excellence for Diabetes. The research, which was conducted on 60 prediabetic study participants aged between 18 and 60, found the introduction of almonds into diets helped normalise blood sugar levels. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 21, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sevenhills Hospital RP seeks repossession of hospital from civic body
Abhilash Lal, the EY-backed resolution professional of the hospital chain, has written to the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) seeking control over the operations and accounts of the facility. In March 2020, MCGM took over the operations of the Mumbai hospital under the Disaster Management Act and declared it a hospital dedicated to curing Covid patients. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 20, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New COVID-19 treatment guidelines: Antibiotics only for bacterial infections, says Centre
The guidelines recommend the use of Remdesivir for up to five days in moderate or severe cases with a high risk of progression, and only for those who require supplemental oxygen but are not on IMV or ECMO. The guidelines advise against using Remdesivir for more than five days or in patients who do not require oxygen support or are in a home setting. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 20, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Russian hacker group Phoenix targets health ministry systems
Access to the personnel directory and chief physicians of every Indian hospital is likely to have been jeopardised. This raises the prospect of exfiltration of licence documents and personally identifiable information being sold on cybercrime forums on the dark Web. The attack was inferred to be the result of India agreeing to the G7 nations ’ price caps and sanctions on Russian oil. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 16, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

400 per cent increase in robotic-assisted surgeries in across Apollo hospitals in last 2 years: Healthcare group
According to a statement from the Apollo Hospitals, the group has expanded and introduced robotic-assisted procedures to 20-plus specialities, offering patients one of the widest and deepest tech-enabled surgical solutions in India. Hospitals under the group have conducted more than 10,000 robotic-assisted surgeries since 2011, it said. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 15, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news