Asia Healthcare in final talks to buy Nova IVI fertility
AHH will buy stakes from existing private equity investors and promoters including founder Mahesh Reddy, said two people aware of the development. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Homeopathy doctors in Bengaluru switch to safer medicine practices
Doctors have stopped selling branded medicines at their clinics. Non-qualified personnel too are being dissuaded from dispensing these medicines. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Government to soon bring Indian standardisation for medical devices: senior official
NITI Aayog member V K Paul, in his address at a conference here, said the standardisation is expected to be completed in the next two months. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

KKR-Radiant buys 49.7% stake in Max Health for $293 million
Life Healthcare in 2012 had acquired 26% stake in the Max for Rs 516 crore, subsequently increasing its investment in 2014 by investing an additional Rs 716 crore in the company. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most helpline callers non-ASR patients: Johnson and Johnson
ASR is a hip replacement device. However, the issue resurfaced again a few months ago as an expert committee report found that J&J is liable to pay `20 lakh compensation to patients for its faulty product. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson has to pay patients cleared by government panel: Health ministry official
Patients unhappy with the compensation could appeal to the government or approach court, the official added. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHA launches website, helpline number for Ayushman Bharat beneficiaries
The scheme will target poor, deprived rural families and identified occupational category of urban workers families as per the latest SECC data, and will cover around 50 crore people. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Johnson and Johnson hip implant victims narrate their ordeal
At the heart of the national capital, at a press meet, they along with many others narrated the ordeals faced by them and their loved ones due to the implants. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shivinder to part ways with brother
On Friday, Shivinder said he was forced to file a case against his brother as he found it difficult to work with him in resolving issues with Daiichi Sankyo and other creditors. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Johnson & Johnson helpline that really doesn ’t help people seeking compensation
ET ’s calls to the helpline during the stipulated time remained unanswered. However, a J&J spokesperson told ET in an email response: “Our helpline team... is working diligently to assist ASR patients. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malvinder Singh and Shivinder Singh ready for mediation
Shivinder Singh had filed the petition on September 4 against Malvinder Singh and Sunil Godhwani, the former head of Religare Enterprises, alleging “oppression and mismanagement of RHC Holding, Religare and Fortis.” (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

With Section 377 out, hopes now for renewed efforts of HIV prevention among high risk groups
One of the key recommendations that global public health organisations like WHO have have stressed on is preventing AIDS among high risk groups. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Manipal Hospitals ropes in Rahul Dravid as brand ambassador
This association with Dravid comes at a time when the group is set to launch its first hospital in the capital this month, Manipal Hospitals said in a statement. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

With sec 377 out, hopes now for renewed efforts of HIV prevention among high risk groups
One of the key recommendations that global public health organisations like WHO have have stressed on is preventing AIDS among high risk groups. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Quality Healthcare: The global picture
Of the 8.6 million deaths per year in LMICs due to treatable conditions, 5 million lives could potentially be saved through quality improvements. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shivinder Mohan Singh withdraws NCLT petition against brother Malvinder Singh
Shivinder Singh had filed a case against his brother Malvinder for oppression and mismanagement. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shivinder withdraw petition in the court, part of mediation process
Shivinder Singh had filed a case against his brother Malvinder for oppression and mismanagement. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Government prohibits 328 fixed dose combinations
FDCs are two or more drugs combined in a fixed ratio into a single dosage form (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Ministry implements HIV, AIDS Act
The act seeks to prevent and control the spread of HIV and AIDS and and creates mechanisms for redressing the complaints of persons infected with HIV and AIDS. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson case: Parliament panel members lash out at CDSCO
Drug regulator accused of "criminal negligence" for taking 3 years to issue a medical device alert about the faulty implants. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

40 Ayurveda hospitals in Rajasthan didn't admit any patient for 5 consecutive years: CAG
Scrutiny of deployment of manpower in healthcare centres in the state as of March 2017 revealed that deployment was disproportionate. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Working with government on compensation: Sushobhan Dasgupta, MD, Johnson & Johnson Medical India
US medical devices maker Johnson& Johnson is under a cloud internationally for its faulty ASR hip implants. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO DG 'impressed' with Ayushman Bharat scheme; says it's a 'great commitment'
The ambitious healthcare scheme, touted as the world's largest, aims to benefit more than 10 crore poor families in the country. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

J & J to work with govt to provide "further" compensation to ASR hip implant patients
The development follows a letter sent by the country's apex drug regulator on Tuesday directing it to comply with "all" recommendations of an expert committee that looked into the matter. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NCLT tells Malvinder, Shivinder Singh to maintain status quo in holding company
The Singhs have been granted permission to inspect the books of RHC along with their company secretaries and chartered accountants. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CCI expands investigation on unfair pricing to all super specialty hospitals around Delhi
By widening the scope of investigation in the matter, the Commission aims to prevent practices having adverse effect on competition in the tertiary healthcare sector. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fortis feud: Shivinder accuses Malvinder of forging wife's signature
In a petition filed before NCLT, Shivinder sued Malvinder for "oppression and mismanagement" of their companies. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Compensate those affected by faulty hip implants: Centre to Johnson & Johnson
In an order communicated to the pharma giant, the ministry has said the company be made "liable" to pay adequate compensation to all patients who received articular surface replacement (ASR). (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CCI seeks to widen DG's powers in cases of alleged unfair pricing by super-specialty hospitals in and around Delhi
By widening the scope of investigation in the matter, the Commission aims to prevent practices having adverse effect on competition in the tertiary healthcare sector. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

J & J hip implants: Govt sets up new panel to decide final compensation for patients
This committee has been formed upon recommendations of another expert group set up last year to look into the issue of these implants. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Interim relief: J & J told to pay Rs 20 lakh to each recipient of faulty hip implant
All patients who got the implants will be evaluated individually to gauge the extent of medical problems arising from the bad implants and the compensation enhanced accordingly (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fortis founder Shivinder Singh drags elder brother Malvinder Singh to NCLT
Shivinder said the action had been “long overdue” but he had hoped that “better sense” would prevail. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Former Fortis founder Shivinder Singh drags elder brother Malvinder Singh to NCLT
Shivinder said the action had been “long overdue” but he had hoped that “better sense” would prevail. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Former Ranbaxy promoter Shivinder Singh drags elder brother Malvinder Singh to NCLT
Shivinder said the action had been “long overdue” but he had hoped that “better sense” would prevail. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I won't be silent anymore: Shivinder's charge against his brother in 6 points
Heirs to a multi-million dollar pharmaceutical firm, the Singh brothers are fighting charges of financial impropriety. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shivinder Singh drags elder brother Malvinder Singh to NCLT
​​Shivinder Singh has alleged oppression& mismanagement of RHC Holdings, Fortis& Religare. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New committee to decide final compensation for patients with J & J's controversial hip implants
The government has constituted a new central expert committee to determine how much patients with Johnson& Johnson's 'ASR' hip implants should be compensated, according to a new document sent by the health ministry. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To appoint external agency to scrutinise internal controls: Fortis Healthcare
The company had in February this year decided to carry out an independent investigation through an external legal firm following allegations of siphoning off nearly Rs 500 crore by the founding family through inter-corporate loans (ICDs). (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

You are eating plastic in salt, finds IIT-Bombay study
The study revealed that Indians are consuming about 117 micrograms (0.117 milligrams) of microplastic annually if the average person has a daily salt intake of 5 grams. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

J & J ’s subsidiary hip replacement row: A detailed timeline of events that hit this global giant
J&J has already paid $2.5 billion in settlements in the US, while Indian victims may receive a minimum payout of Rs 20 lakh each after an arduous struggle for justice. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India fast-tracked initiatives for universal health coverage: Nadda
At the 71st session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia here, he said India supports the regional and global health agenda and stands ready to work with fellow member states and the international community to achieve the common goal of 'Health for All'. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Ministry comes out with draft rules on sale of drugs by e-pharmacy
The draft rules on "sale of drugs by e-pharmacy" state that no person will distribute or sell, stock, exhibit or offer for sale of drugs through e-pharmacy portal unless registered. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Modi's Ayushman Bharat is born through caesarean section
The scheme, the biggest health financing scheme in the world, offers a cover of Rs 5 lakh for 10 crore poor families. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fortis CFO Gagandeep Singh Bedi quits
The Board of Directors of the company at its meeting held today have considered Bedi's resignation from the services of the company, and accepted the same. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Your habit of throwing medicines is breeding superbugs that are hard to cure
"Superbugs" are strains of bacteria that are resistant to the majority of antibiotics commonly used today to treat infections. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Govt asks districts to weed out names that should not be in list of Ayushman Bharat beneficiaries
The National Health Agency sent a circular to districts asking them to weed out any families identified as eligible for the Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Mission, but who in reality are financially well off. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maharashtra FDA ex-chief accuses DCGI of delaying action against J & J
In a telephonic interview to ET, Zagade also questioned the basis on which the drug controller ’s office re-issued the import licence for the articular surface replacement (ASR) hip implants even though the company had voluntarily recalled the product in 2010. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Not all is well with India's corporate hospital chains
India ’s corporate hospital chains are faced with heavy strain on their financial health, thanks to spiraling costs and regulatory controls on pricing. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - August 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

22 new AIIMS coming up across the country: J P Nadda
He also said ensuring the highest standards of medical education was a top priority for the government. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - August 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sunil Godhwani responsible for Group's woes: Singh Brothers
Godhwani had stepped down as the chairman and MD in July 29, 2016. Subsequently, he assumed charge of the CEO in Religare Enterprises. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news