Bain Capital, 5 others in race to buy CitiusTech
ChrysCapital, Blackstone Group also among entities shortlisted; deal may value Citius at $900 million. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - June 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Proper nutrition policy can cut diet-related deaths in India: Experts
A recent study by the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), University of Washington revealed that over 1.1 crore deaths occur due to poor diet alone globally. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - June 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HC asks J & J to pay Rs 25 L to 67 patients who had revision surgery for faulty hip implants
The court's direction came after the company said it has verified that these patients have undergone revision surgery and it was voluntarily paying them Rs 25 lakh as compensation. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctor liable for acts of his team assisting in rendering treatment, says NCDRC
NCDRC held the hospital and the treating doctors guilty of medical negligence and said that they were liable for the death of the three-year-old girl who was suffering from blood cancer. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Now, medi-clowning is career option
Founded in 2014 by Fernandes and Hamish Boyd (therapeutic clowns from Canada), the Auroville societyregistered MeDi Clown believes the FASMC is the first step to scale the model around this “distraction therapy”. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CMFRI develops anti-hypertension product from seaweed
Bioactive pharmacophore leads from seaweeds were used to develop this product, which can be administered orally to regulatehypertension. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

TPG Growth to sell CTSI to Varian Medical for $283 million
CTSI is part of Asia Healthcare Holdings (AHH), a healthcare operating platform founded by TPG Growth. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

TPG to sell oncology hospital chains to Varian Medical for $283 million
CTSI is part of Asia Healthcare Holdings (AHH), a healthcare operating platform founded by TPG Growth. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Yoga about achievement or awareness?
In the West, yoga is marketed as an achievement: the achievement of a particular body posture and a body type, which demands constant measurement and monitoring. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospitals get PG seats but can ’t meet standards
there have been several cases of hospitals shutting shop or DNB (Diplomate of National Board) programmes having to be shut down for not complying with the minimum requirements. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Modicare' significant step towards universal health coverage in India: US think tank
Based on the analysis of the first year of Pradhan Mantri - Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY), the US think tank asserted that the overall effort has been positive. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

M R Jyothy to be the new MD of Jyothy Laboratories
Jyothy, who is with the company for the last 14 years, was chief marketing officer and whole-time director of Jyothy Laboratories in her last held position. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Home caregiving thrives but talent needs to keep pace
Companies said attrition was high among nurses, many of whom aspire to go abroad and therefore prefer to work in hospitals, which is seen as more valuable experience. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Missing wombs: The health scandal enslaving families in rural India
About 3 percent of Indian women have had the surgery, found a landmark survey in 2018 by the government, which is trying to improve medical standards and reduce malpractice. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aster starts finance service centres in its hospitals to help patients
Aster Easy Care has been developed in association with Bajaj Fin Serve and Federal Bank to provide patient funding which can be repaid in installments over a period of one year. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

My career would have gone differently if I were a man: Biologist Gagandeep Kang
Biologist Gagandeep Kang talks about the state of research in India and how gender impediments have slowed her career by at least six years. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smart tech to help address challenges in healthcare
The US is exploring how to own patients ’ life cycles and keep them healthy, which marks a movement away from ‘sick care’ or ‘pay per episode model’. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

TPG-backed AHH buys Nova IVI Fertility for $100 mn
Asia Healthcare Holdings, the platform backed by TPG Growth is all set to acquire Nova IVI Fertility, in a deal said to be worth $100 million. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China ’s Fosun International group in talks to acquire Medall Healthcare
US firm Constellation Alpha had earlier agreed to buy the Indian diagnostic chain, but deal fell through. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nasscom partners with GE healthcare for health-tech innovation
Technology adoption in the Indian healthcare sector is poised for substantial growth as it continues to emerge as a game-changer in the delivery of healthcare services, said Nasscom in a press release. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson hip implants: Drug regulator orders compensation for 2 more patients
The official said the both the patients are from Uttar Pradesh and the J&J has been asked to give them Rs 90.26 lakh and Rs 1.01 crore. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

With Rs 5,800 crore offer, Manipal Hospitals closes in on Medanta buyout
Medanta approached KKR, but hasn ’t got formal offer yet while Naresh Trehan may retain minority stake. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Analysis: The dilemma facing hospital companies in India
Controlling costs and figuring out ingenious ways to improve realisations within the regulatory constraints seem to be the golden mean. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

View: When care for profit model overrides innovation
The ability to conduct clinical trials safely and transparently is crucial to developing new healthcare products. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cloudnine Hospitals appoints Raviganesh Venkataraman as CEO
Akash Malik, outgoing CEO has been with the Group for six years and is keen to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities beyond healthcare. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Not all who received Johnson & Johnson hip implants may get damages
The proposal will be taken up for discussion by a regulatory expert committee in a meeting on April 24. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Regulator directs drug manufacturers to incorporate new recorded adverse effects in leaflets
​The aim is to make the patients and doctors aware of the new adverse reactions of certain drugs which are prescribed frequently for certain conditions (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Royal Philips elevates Gulbahar Taurani as president of its India personal health business
Taurani, 44, has been with Philips for 15 years and till recently was the marketing director for personal health in India. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India facing shortage of 600,000 doctors, 2 million nurses: Study
In India, 65 per cent of health expenditure is out-of-pocket, and such expenditures push some 57 million people into poverty each year. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ayushman Bharat package rates revision on radar
"Government is seriously considering on package rates. We are expecting something after the election," Medica Group of Hospitals chairman Alok Roy said on the sidelines of a programme organised by The Bengal Chamber. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CPPIB eyes emerging companies in financial services, healthcare & education
Focus is on firms using technology to define and determine fast-changing consumer habits. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bain, Piramal-led fund offers Panacea a Rs 992 crore bail-out deal
In a statement, the fund said the deal involves an investment of Rs 864 crore into a forthcoming non-convertible debenture issue. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

J & J agrees to pay only Rs 25 lakh compensation for faulty hip implants
In March this year, a committee under Dr Arun Kumar Agarwal submitted its report to the health ministry with its final recommendation. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PE fund Everstone to acquire Pune's Sahyadri Hospitals
The deal size has not been disclosed yet. According to people in the know, the deal values Sahyadri at about Rs 1000 crore. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

KKR launches late bid for Trehan ’s Medanta
KKR swooped down with a late bid after Manipal ’s negotiations ran into valuation differences. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aster DM Healthcare to invest Rs 1000 crore for hospitals in India
The group with a wide network of hospitals and clinics in the Gulf countries and Kerala will be setting up new hospitals in Kerala as well as in Bengaluru and Chennai. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PE General Atlantic looks to exit Citius Tech
Based on the final valuation, the two founders and principal shareholders will take a call on the quantum of the secondary sale. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Price cuts to hit quality of cancer care: HCG CEO
HCG has filed a writ petition with the Karnataka High Court challenging the decision of the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Control. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India-African Union sign MoU on strengthening cooperation in healthcare sector: MEA
The MoU will pave the way for the cooperation in the areas of research and development, capacity building, and health services among others. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ayushman Bharat beneficiaries can soon access best cancer care from network of specialists
Currently, there are 1,574 hospitals with cancer treatment facilities empanelled under the scheme. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Will recover dues from Radha Soami head, others: Malvinder Singh to Supreme Court
Malvinder, as director of Oscar Investment and RHC Holdings, said loans and advances amounting to Rs 6,277.34 crore was recoverable from Dhillon and members of his family. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Everstone picks up strategic stake in Chennai based in-vitro diagnostics firm CPC
Everstone manages more than $5 billion worth of funds and had formed its healthcare platform Everlife in 2017. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CCI clears Radiant Life Care-Max Healthcare merger
The companies announced the proposed merger in a joint statement in December 2018. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Abbott fined Rs 96 lakh for profiteering from GST
Although the order pertains to only one product, the NAA will now investigate all products sold by Abbott, as per the order. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ayushman Bharat on way to become world's largest free healthcare scheme: Arun Jaitley
Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, a cleanliness campaign, was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 2, 2014. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Ayushman Mitra' can be brought under national health agency payroll: Think tank associated with BJP
The recommendations have been submitted to NITI Aayog. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HIV is reported cured in a second patient, a milestone in the global AIDS epidemic
The news comes nearly 12 years to the day after the first patient known to be cured, a feat that researchers have long tried, and failed, to duplicate. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Govt to spend Rs 616 crore to transform IMS BHU into AIIMS-like institute: Official
The official further said that the Centre wants to improve governance of IMS and give it more functional and financial autonomy. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pad people: Spreading menstrual hygiene awareness via eco-friendly and affordable sanitary napkins
A low-cost, sanitary pad-making machine was sourced from Arunachalam Muruganantham of Coimbatore, who was the inspiration behind the 2018 film Padman. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Believe in Indian judicial process, hopeful of a positive outcome in SC: IHH MD & CEO Tan See Leng
The SC had earlier extended status quo order on the open offer of the IHH to acquire 26 per cent stake in Fortis to the next hearing. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news