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

Fortis writes to Sebi for arrest of Singh brothers
Fortis has asked SEBI to initiate legal proceedings, including arrest of Singh brothers, to recover Rs 472 cr. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fortis asks Sebi to arrest founders Malvinder & Shivinder Singh over Rs 400 crore fraud
The company earlier this month had requested the market regulator to use its legal authority to recover the money. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Everstone in talks to buy Maharashtra's largest hospital chain
Everstone is in negotiation with the existing investor Global Infrastructure Partners to buy 51% in Sahyadri. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Religare Finvest files insolvency petition
Plea says a group of 19 companies allegedly linked to Singh brothers used to siphon off funds. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health insurance may cover expenses incurred on Ayurveda, Unani treatment
In a draft circular IRDAI said that products differ significantly with each other in terms of benefits offered. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blackstone likely to assist Manipal Group acquire Medanta
Blackstone, the private equity fund, may invest about Rs 3,200 crore in a deal that is likely to cost Rs 6,000 crore. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blackstone likely to assist Ranjan Pai acquire Medanta
Blackstone, the private equity fund, may invest about Rs 3,200 crore in a deal that is likely to cost Rs 6,000 crore. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malvinder files complaint against Shivinder, spiritual leader; alleges cheating, siphoning of funds
Malvinder Singh alleged that Gurinder Singh Dhillon or Baba through his lawyer Ferida Chopra has threatened to kill him. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHA to collaborate with Healthcare Federation for better implementation of Ayushman Bharat
The NHA and NATHEALTH officials recently met in Delhi to discuss collaboration to scale up the impact of the scheme. . (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

KKR to invest up to Rs 300 crore in Kerala ’s Baby Memorial Hospital
KKR has plans to support the group with further capital over time (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SC refuses interim order on sale of Fortis shares to Malaysian firm; final hearing on Feb 26
A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Sanjiv Khanna said that it would accord final hearing in the case on Feb 26. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eyeing a big break, Temasek buys pie in Dr Agarwal ’s
The expansion is planned through strategic partnerships, acquisitions and new hospitals, Adil Agarwal, chief executive officer of Dr Agarwal ’s Group of Eye Hospitals, said in the statement. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Analjit Singh set to be Max India & Life non-executive chairman
Move aims at sending message to investors that as a sponsor Singh remains committed to these entities. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fortis Healthcare appoints Ashutosh Raghuvanshi as CEO
Narayana Hrudayalaya Ltd had accepted the resignation of Raghuvanshi and appointed Emmanuel Rupert as the new MD& Group CEO, Narayana Hrudayalaya. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fortis Healthcare appoints Dr Ashutosh Raghuvanshi as its new CEO
Narayana Hrudayalaya Ltd had accepted the resignation of Raghuvanshi and appointed Emmanuel Rupert as the new MD& Group CEO, Narayana Hrudayalaya. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prettislim Celebrates 5th Anniversary of U-Lipo Slimming & Weight loss Technique
Completing five years since Prettislim Clinic launched the 4-in-1 U-Lipo service, Dr. Puneet Nayak, CMD, Prettislim Clinic, shared the story of Aditya from M... (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Narayana Hrudayalaya appoints new CEO, Viren Shetty is new Group COO
The hospital said Dr Emmanuel Rupert has been appointed MD& Group CEO in place of Dr Raghuvanshi. company. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Availing free treatment under Ayushman Bharat scheme helped 10 lakh people save Rs 3,000 cr: Goyal
Presenting the Budget for 2019-20 in the Lok Sabha, Goyal also said the government has been providing cheaper drugs through Jan Aushadhi stores. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Budget 2019: Government increases allocation for Ayushman Bharat to Rs 6,400 crore
An additional Rs 156 crore is expected to come from the budgetary allocation for the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) as PMJAY is expected to replace it, a senior government official told ET on condition of anonymity. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10 lakh patients treated so far under Ayushman Bharat scheme: FM in Budget 2019
Presenting the Budget for 2019-20 in the Lok Sabha, Goyal also said the government has been providing cheaper drugs through Jan Aushadhi stores. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

InvAscent-led India Life Sciences Fund raises $250 million
Investors of the fund include blue chip fund-of-fund vehicles, pension funds and university endowments and family offices from the US and Europe. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Interim health budget likely to rise by 5%; 5,000 centres to come up
The budget allocation for health is likely to increase by 5% this year from Rs 52,800 crore earmarked in 2017-18. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chhattisgarh govt to pull out of Ayushman Bharat
A month before the Centre rolled it out, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik announced the launch of Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana on almost the same lines as the central scheme. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Indoco in talks to sell part of India operations
Indoco ’s domestic formulations sales for the year ended March 31, 2018, were flat at Rs 595 crore, as against Rs 585 crore last year (growth of 1.7%). (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fortis completes acquisition of RHT assets
The transaction was approved by an overwhelming majority of Fortis shareholders with a voting in favour of the transaction in excess of 99 pert cent, the company said. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New single-dose Ebola drug treatment developed
​Thomas Geisbert from The University of Texas Medical Branch in the US said that previous therapeutics typically were of the "one bug, one drug" variety. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Karnataka's first bloc transplant on a recipient at Narayana Health
68 year old man from Bangalore, got a new life as he underwent heart and lungs transplant at Narayana Health City, Bangalore. The donor is a 24yr old male fr... (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors counter government statement that they work for 40 hrs a week
Choubey's claim has drawn the ire of doctors, especially the resident doctors, who claimed that they put in more than double the hours, contrary to what Parliament has been informed. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India gears up for Rs 150 crore microbe project to uncover links to diseases
The Rs 150 crore Human Microbiome Project aims to better understand trillions of microbes in our body. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Government decides to replace healthcare body, forms National Health Authority
The existing society -- National Health Agency -- has been dissolved and will be replaced by the National Health Authority as an attached office to the Ministry of Health, an official statement said. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baby products of Himalaya and Chicco under scanner
The drug regulator has picked up over 200 samples of various talcum powders, soaps, shampoos and other baby products to check compliance and safety. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to fix our inverted public health pyramid
Studies show that more than 50% of patients at tertiary centres are only in need of primary care. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fortis Healthcare appoints Shirish Moreshwar Apte as vice-chairman
Apte was appointed to the board of IHH Healthcare Berhad in September 2014, Fortis Healthcare said. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Healthcare sector may see further consolidation in 2019
Industry players expect more partnerships in the new year between public and private sector in the healthcare space. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ayushman Bharat: 10,000 beneficiaries hospitalised per day in December
​The average number of beneficiaries admitted to hospitals increased to 10,000 per day in December from around 2,000-5,000 in October. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson faulty hip implant payouts set to be delayed
The move has been triggered by complaints from patients as well the company about lack of consultation while fixing the compensation, officials said. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Government may revise compensation formula for 'faulty' Johnson & Johnson hip implant patients
The development follows opposition to the approved formula by several patients as well as J&J in the last month. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Radiant Life Care backed by KKR acquires Max Healthcare
Upon closing of the transaction, Abhay Soi will lead the combined company as its Chairman, supported by a strong leadership team. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Docs pitch for mandatory newborn screening for inborn errors of metabolism
Inborn Errors of Metabolism (IEM) is a rare genetic (inherited) disorder in which the body cannot properly turn food into energy. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Singapore court dismisses Singh brothers' appeal against Daiichi Sankyo's arbitration award
Japanese drug maker Daiichi Sankyo, which first won the award against the brothers in April 2016, has been enforcing the award in Delhi since January this year. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Religare files criminal complaint with EOW against Singh brothers
The complaint has been registered for various offences including cheating, criminal breach of trust, misappropriation, fraud and forgery and criminal conspiracy, REL said. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospitals may have to split medicines, services bill for tax
Healthcare services are essentially GSTexempt, barring cosmetic surgery and hair transplant. Tax is applicable on implants and artificial limbs. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

View: How 21st century office space contributes towards increased stress levels
External factors can trigger depression in people with greater biological vulnerability but when stress is unyielding, even those with moderate/mild vulnerability can crack. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

J & J moves to limit impact of media report on asbestos in Baby Powder
While J&J has dominated the talc powder market for more than 100 years, the products contributed less than 0.5 percent of J&J's $76.5 billion in revenue last year. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

With hyper-competitive workplaces, should mental illness be treated like any other ailment?
One of every 10 people in India has a mental illness, according to a survey by Bengaluru ’s National Institute of Mental Health& Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS). (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news