Cancer care in Assam linked to Tata centres in Mumbai, Kolkata
The state government and Tata Trusts have proposed to develop 19 cancer care centres across the state and those centres would also be connected to this platform. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - June 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treat yourself this father's day and become daddy cool again
Fatherhood comes with the added commitments of making a lifetime partnership work, navigating success, power, position etc. This everyday discipline has left... (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - June 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NCLT Chandigarh allows Fortis to withdraw SRL demerger scheme
The process was to take 6-8 months but has taken over 19 months and is still not complete, the company told BSE on Thursday. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ayushman plan brilliant move; India needed it, says Rajiv Malik, President, Mylan
The Nasdaq-listed company will work with the government to expand affordable healthcare for infectious diseases like HIV and tuberculosis, US-based Mylan ’s president Rajiv Malik said. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

20 States sign MoUs to implement Ayushman Bharat health scheme
The scheme expects to provide up to Rs 5 lakh health cover for 10 crore below poverty line families identified using Socio-Economic Caste Census data. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fortis Healthcare pulls out of amalgamation scheme with Fortis Malar, SRL
The scheme could not be completed even after 19 months due to reasons beyond the company's control, Fortis Healthcare said in a statement. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Luthra & Luthra investigations reveal entities to whom Rs. 473 crore of cash moved were linked to Fortis Healthcare promoters
All three entities were found to be linked to Fortis Healthcare ’s former promoters Malvinder and Shivinder Mohan Singh, these sources said. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Radiant uneasy with ‘Limited’ due diligence on Fortis
Some potential suitors are also learnt to be considering lower offers, following findings from the due diligence procedure provided under the fresh bidding process launched recently by Fortis ’ new board. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bangalore health festival from June 14
The Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology will conduct a free screening for cancer at the venue, while healthcare startups will showcase latest in healthcare technology and innovations. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cuddles Foundation helps malnourished kids suffering from cancer in Bengaluru
A nonprofit addresses missing links in cancer treatment of malnourished kids. It also provides meals and supplements to the children and their families. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Govt to sign MoUs with “maximum” states this week for Ayushman Bharat: JP Nadda
States are expected to include Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand, according to data shared by the health ministry. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Modicare does not address India's health inequities: Purendra Prasad
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS), or Modicare, fails to address the enormous inequities in India's health sector, says Purendra Prasad, who, along with Amar Jesani, has edited " Health Care Studies In India". (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - June 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nita Ambani-led Reliance Foundation in race to buy Seven Hills Hospital in Marol
Reliance Foundation is now among 15 entities who have submitted their expression of interest documents to buy the hospital, once touted as Mumbai first 7-star health facility. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In polluted India, engineers find novel way to fight diesel exhaust
Te young team claims to have created the first-ever device to capture emissions specifically from diesel generators - a welcome invention for the country. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals gets USFDA nod for contraceptive drugs
The company's current portfolio consists of 137 products authorised for distribution at the US marketplace and 61 Abbreviated New Drug Applications (ANDAs) pending approval with the USFDA. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Modicare rates may rise; states to get sops
Sources said some price revisions are also likely to get corporate hospitals under the scheme, which have raised concerns against the cap of charges being too low. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Budding healthcare businesses get mentored at Brand Capital ScaleUp
The Indian Healthcare sector presents a plethora of opportunities for first-generation entrepreneurs. However, even with the right start and ever-growing tra... (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Private hospitals oppose Modicare rates, say rates are not viable
The health ministry along with Niti Aayog finalised the rates for 1,354 packages that will be covered under the National Health Protection Scheme. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - June 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How reduction in stent prices has made domestic players competitive
The reduction in stent prices enthused Indian manufacturers, which had been on the fringes of the business and had been desperately trying to prove their mettle. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ravi Rajagopal appointed chair of Fortis board
The development comes as the board is expected to decide whether it will consider an expression of interest by KKR-backed Radiant Life Care for a deal with Fortis. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fortis bid: Radiant-KKR back in race
KKR- backed PE firm Life Care submitted its expression of interest (EoI) on Thursday. Three other bidders include Manipal-TPG, IHH& the Munjal-Burman combine. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fortis sells 18.2 mn units of RHT Health Trust
Elaborating further, the company said Mahesh Udhav Buxani has bought 12.2 million units while Splendid Asia Macro fund has bought 6 million units of RHT Health Trust on May 3o. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Narayana Health launches a series of initiatives to observe World No Tobacco Day
Titled “#BeAQuitter”, the initiative will witness Narayana Health organizing free Smokerlyser test across the city. The test will be conducted using a special device called Smokerlyser (breath analyser). (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Niti Aayog to work on boosting Make in India for medical devices
The discussion was held in the run up to a meeting of a committee of secretaries that will be chaired by Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India's drug regulator expects to finalise new clinical trial rules in two months
The draft was uploaded on the agency's website in February. If finalised, it would go to the country's health ministry for approval before being published, he added. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fortis defers announcement of Q4, annual financial results to June 11
Fortis Healthcare today said the board meeting scheduled to consider financial results for fourth quarter and financial year ended March 31, 2018, has been deferred to June 11. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fortis Healthcare starts fresh bidding process for a deal
The invited bidders, should submit their interest by May 31, Fortis said on Tuesday. It also invited other parties to submit their expression of interest. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fortis Healthcare starts fresh bidding process
The invited bidders, should submit their interest by May 31, Fortis said on Tuesday. It also invited other parties to submit their expression of interest. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO adopts resolution on digital health initiated by India
The 71st World Health Assembly was held last week in Geneva and was attended by delegations from all WHO member states. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Remember the Fortis medical bill worth Rs 16 lakh? This law will ensure it never happens again
The Delhi government on Monday put the draft prepared by it on capping of profits by private hospitals in the public domain for scrutiny and feedback. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fortis subsidiary directed to pay Rs 503 cr to DGHS within a month
Fortis said Escort Heart Institute& Research Centre had received an order dated June 9, 2016, from Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) for the recovery of Rs 503.36 crore. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Apollo Hospitals, Aster DM, Narayan Health initial bidders for Seven Hills hospitals
Seven Hills, with an estimated debt of Rs 1,300 crore, went under the hammer this year as lenders led by Axis Bank, and a State Bank of India (SBI) consortium initiated the insolvency procedure against the hospital chain (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Delhi government caps margins on medicines, consumables
The move comes months after a damning report by the country's drug pricing regulator that showed markups on such products exceeded even 1,000%. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10 states may opt for trusts to unveil healthcare scheme
Launching a nation-wide health insurance scheme comes with its teething troubles, involving choice of the right model and fixing the ceiling. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Government hospital clearance needed for caesarean deliveries at pvt hospitals under NHPM
The Centre has included 1,354 packages in the scheme and rates for over 20 specialties, including orthopaedics, cardiology, cancer and neurosurgery are included in the package. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is India ready to handle an epidemic? The frightful truth behind Nipah outbreak
While Kerala has responded with alacrity to the Nipah outbreak, are hospital protocols followed across the country? (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is India really ready to handle an epidemic?
While Kerala has responded with alacrity to the Nipah outbreak, are hospital protocols followed across the country? (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IHH extends its offer for Fortis to June 30
Manipal-TPG on May 23 extended the validity of its improved bid for Fortis ’ hospital business to June 6 for approval of the healthcare group’s board and July 20 for shareholder approval. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Manipal-TPG combine extends validity of revised offer for Fortis
In a letter to the directors of Fortis Healthcare Ltd, Manipal-TPG combine said it understands that the FHL board is still in the process of considering the modified new offer. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Modicare to offer 20% lower rates than CGHS rates
The health ministry has finalised the rates for 1,354 packages, which will be covered under NHPS. The packages include 23 specialties. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Modicare: Govt sets rates for 1,354 treatment packages to implement Ayushman Bharat scheme
The government issued a 205-page draft Model Tender document on Wednesday, taking the Prime Minister ’s ambitious heath protection scheme a step closer to implementation. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Truncated Fortis Board to consider all previous bids
​​If the board decides to re-examine the bids, it would render infructuous the May 10 decision to recommend the Munjal-Burmans bid to shareholders for approval. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fortis shareholders vote to oust Brian Tempest from the company's board
The development comes while Fortis is yet to ratify a proposal from a consortium of Sunil Kant Munjal of Hero Enterprises and the Burman family of the Dabur group for a deal. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Despite ban, marketing of hazardous breast-milk substitutes stays rampant
In India, ironically, Nearly half the infants under six months are not exclusively breastfed a rate that has not improved substantially in two decades. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India 145th among 195 countries in healthcare access, quality
India lags behind China (48), Sri Lanka (71), Bangladesh ( 133) and Bhutan (134) while its health index was better than Nepal (149), Pakistan (154) and Afghanistan (191). (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Three Fortis board members resign ahead of EGM to remove them
The EGM was sought by a group of minority shareholders in April who had lost confidence in the independence of the board over the deal Fortis deal. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Review all bids: Yes Bank to Fortis
Manipal-TPG submitted a revised offer days after the Fortis board on May 10 shortlisted a joint proposal by Sunil Kant Munjal of Hero Enterprises and the Burman family of the Dabur Group. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

View: Someone give Fortis directors a discharge slip
Fortis ’s board has said it wants a binding offer to infuse cash quickly. That’s a flimsy defense, considering IHH is asking for only one week of due diligence to make its offer unconditional. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ranbaxy whistleblower petitions PMO to investigate ‘Illegal’ drug approvals
Regulators today lack the “appropriate tools” to penalise pharmaceutical companies for violating the law, he claimed. An email sent to the PMO about the petition remained unanswered till press-time on Sunday. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Independent director quits Fortis board ahead of stakeholders meet
His resignation comes ahead of the crucial stakeholders' meeting to be held on May 22 to decide the fate of four independent directors -- Brian Tempest, Harpal Singh, Sabina Vaisoha and Gen Shergill. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news