India Value Fund competes with TPG-Temasek to take control of KIMS Hospital
Race for South-based KIMS Hospital chain with footprint in Gulf is getting hot as corporate entity is valued at Rs 1,300 crore. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - October 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Training 'quacks' could help counter doctor shortage: Study
Incidentally, the 2001 census had found that only 19% of 'doctors' in rural areas had an MBBS degree. That situation is said to have changed little. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - October 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

World Mental Health Day: Why mental illness still remains shrouded in stigma
Studies done in the UK, the EU and the US report that 15-30% of the working population will deal with some kind of mental health problem during their working life. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - October 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Omni Care commences operations in Chandigarh region
Sanjeev Mahajan, CEO& MD of Omni Care, says, “We are one of the foremost companies focused on both wellness and sickness. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - October 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India ’s drug regulator may scrap need to renew licences and approvals
The government is planning a major overhaul of the country's drug policy, with moves that include scrapping the need to renew manufacturing licences and easing regulations to allow medical and drug research here. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - October 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NPPA asks stent makers to furnish pricing data within a week
The drug pricing watchdog stated that few companies still have not submitted the information and that some of them have not submitted the data according to it's prescribed format. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - October 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eight-year-old system revived to fight drugs
The committee was constituted in 2008 to advise the government on issues connected with drug demand reduction, education and awareness building. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - October 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Over 20% of Indians suffer from chronic diseases: Report
As per WHO, non-communicable diseases or chronic diseases, such as cancer, heart ailments, respiratory diseases, diabetes, kill 38 mn people globally every year. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - October 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical community takes steps to create awareness about prostate cancer
"There is need for creating awareness about the disease. We suggest men with prostate problems to opt for ‘opportunistic screening." (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - October 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Apollo hospital is new headquarters of AIADMK supporters
Party supporters continue to make offerings in temples and perform special prayers for the chief minister's speedy recovery (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Government steps in to address shortage of life-saving drug
Over the last five months, companies here have been facing difficulties with suppliers of the raw material used to make the medicine, said the source. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Apollo enters medical rehabilitation space in JV with Italy-based player Kos
The JV company named  ApoKos has already established its first centre in Hyderabad and will run it as a pilot project for a year before entering newer markets. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Access to life saving medicines will be maintained: Govt
The price caps imposed so far on NLEM 2015 medicines has saved consumers nearly Rs2,300 crore due to reduced prices, according to the ministry. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sanofi gets $43 million U.S. funding to spur Zika vaccine development
The funding from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) will be used for mid-stage trials, expected to begin in the first half of 2018. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Policy on stent unleashes war in industry
The fight to categorise DES on the basis of specifications like the polymer used, strut thickness, diameter and so on is in reality a fight for a share of the Rs1,400 crore-plus Indian stent market. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cardiological Society of India urges govt to involve it in the process of fixing stent prices
In a letter to the secretary in the health ministry, the 4,500-member grouping has suggested that stents should be considered under different categories for fixing price points. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Indian welfare cuts led to deaths of 600 children from malnutrition, activist says
"These children died because central government funding for welfare schemes was cut, and the state did not direct adequate funds for its scheme," said Vivek Pandit. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India ranked 143 among 188 countries in health study
India's poor performance on hygiene, air pollution mortality are among factors that place it lower than countries like Bhutan, Botswana, Syria and Sri Lanka. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Government may push Jan Aushadhi via big retail chains
The Jan Aushadhi scheme was rebranded as the Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Yojana and received a push this year with a proposal for a rollout of 3,000 more stores. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Max Hospital oncology doctors booked for negligence, hospital denies charge
Max Hospital has denied the allegations and said it will cooperate with the authorities in the course of the investigations and defend itself against any charges. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Country facing shortage of doctors: JP Nadda
The Health Minister urged the students not to forget the larger purpose of working to improve the health of the poor, the needy and the underprivileged. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

With under-5 mortality down, India set to achieve its MDG
In 2014, India averted 1.26 lakh more deaths among children under-five years of age, according to data which are part of sample registration survey for 2014. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GE Healthcare to double investment in India, aiming for $750 million revenue
GE Healthcare boss believes the focus on cost, quality and outcomes, the hallmarks of India business, has now very much become an aspect of global business. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Centre to open 200 Jan Aushadhi Centres in Karnataka
The PM's Jan Aushadhi centres sell drugs at a discount to MRP. These centres will sell 580 generic drugs, according to Anath Kumar. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Healthcare sector sees 88 funding deals worth $397 million in 2016
According to News Corp VCCEdge Healthcare Sector Funding insights, out of the $ 397.41 mn deals so far this year, healthcare startups cornered 73 deals amounting to $ 113.45 million. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

From 2018, no more jugaad ambulances
The ambulance code notified recently has specified that road ambulances will have to be designed and specially equipped for transporting patients. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why more doctors are not the answer to India's health crisis
The shortage is more acute for doctors willing to work in the rural areas where almost 70% of Indians live, or one who will work in government hospitals. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global healthcare companies seek to bet on Indian startups for fresh start
Earlier this year, Dutch consumer electronics and healthcare giant Philips announced a venture fund to invest in Indian health-tech startups. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India declares itself free from bird flu
The Centre has emphasised the need for "continued surveillance especially in the vulnerable areas bordering infected countries and in areas visited by migratory birds" (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

States sit on funds while mosquito-borne diseases wreak havoc
Total funds allocated by the central and state governments seem to have increased in the past few years but that's deceptive. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Indian women still ignorant about heart diseases; government awareness plan limited to cancer, maternal health
A heart attack in women would lead to shortness of breath, nausea or vomiting, and back or jaw pain, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

With 16,252 successful transplant, AIIMS celebrates 50 years of gifting vision
Since 1965, when AIIM's National Eye Bank was set up, 23,239 corneas have been donated, of which 16,252 have been transplanted successfully (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India grappling with shortage of health workforce: J P Nadda
Nadda was making an intervention address at the 69th session of the WHO South East Asia Regional Committee being held at Sri Lanka's capital Colombo. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Ministry launches campaign to eradicate leprosy
The campaign comes after PM Narendra Modi called for eradicating leprosy from the country by 2019, which is the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tata Capital sells stake in Indian dialysis service provider to Fresenius Medical Care
FMC ’s acquisition of Sandor marks the beginning of a series of investments the company intends for its expansion in the Indian dialysis market. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fresenius acquires 85 per cent stake in Sandor Nephro Services
Established in 2011, Sandor Nephro Services operates around 55 dialysis centres while Fresenius Medical Care runs three such centres across the country. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aedes mosquito that causes dengue brings Zika fears closer home
AIIMS recently held a workshop to acquaint doctors with the key symptoms of the disease and how to detect it at the earliest. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

North East Indis's first home-based health care service launched
As a part of the initiative, doctors and nurses will be available on call 24x7 to respond to any urgent healthcare need along with physios, dieticians and paramedics. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - August 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Samsung to install high-end machines in 3 Arunachal hospitals
Executives from the Samsung Electronics visited the hospital to take first hand information of the site for installation of the machines. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - August 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Delhi govt caps chikungunya test cost
Chikungunya cases in Delhi have shot up to 432 a massive rise in the figure released by civic authorities, who had reported just 20 cases till last week. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - August 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Delhi High Court asks AAP government, MCDs to take steps to control dengue
The PIL, filed by an advocate in the wake of dengue deaths and cases in the national capital, has alleged that despite 320 cases of dengue being reported this year. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - August 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospitals burst at seams as Delhi shivers with fever
Hospitals are at wit's ends on how to accommodate the additional rush of patients. Safdarjung Hospital has shifted many such patients to its psychiatry ward. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - August 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Court battle over Zydus Cadila's breast cancer drug continues
Legal experts said that the court is still in the process of hearing arguments from both sides to ascertain whether Roche could have approached DCGI earlier. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - August 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Apollo Gleneagles to spend Rs 300 crore on increasing the number of beds
Apollo Gleneagles is working towards making the first heart transplant in the city for which the hospital was taking baby steps. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - August 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleep labs mushroom across country as stress, excessive use of technology making Indians sleep deprived
Sleep has become a commodity in urban India, thanks to factors ranging from long work hours, demanding corporate jobs and travel across global time zones . (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - August 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Government still open to ideas to improve surrogacy bill, says health minister JP Nadda
Nadda stated that the bill was drafted after a wide consultation with 18 ministries, 22 states and 40 stakeholders, including NGOs and legal experts. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - August 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibiotics no child's play, experts want lessons for kids
The observation was made following a study on antibiotic use and antimicrobial resistance in India carried out by researchers. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - August 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No. of India's TB patients may be double the estimate: Study
While it was assumed that India's annual TB cases stands at 2.2 million a year, the study pegs this number at over 3.8 million in 2014. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - August 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Made in India drugs safe & effective: Survey
This result also implies that substandard drugs sold in India has dipped from 2011-2015, when roughly 4-5% of the total samples were declared substandard. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - August 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DoP earmarks Rs 300 crore for common facilities in medical parks
"The Department has formulated a scheme for financing common facility centres in medical device park with an outlay of Rs 300 crore," DoP said in a statement. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - August 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news