HC seeks Centre's stand on fixing MRP of coronary stents
The order came on a PIL claiming that the rate of the coronary stents has not been fixed despite it being included in NLEM 2015 by way of a notification issued on July 19 this year. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Apollo lifestyle gets Rs 450 crore boost from IFC
AHLL with this equity investment proposes to open nearly 1,000 medical facilities, laboratories and collection centers. The investment will help it create over 4,000 new jobs across India. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IFC plans to invest $200-300 mn in healthcare sector
The priority in investments for the IFC is to get profit on its investment and also have a development impact in the country. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Switzerland to have Ayurveda practitioners by 2019: Indo-Swiss Ayurveda Foundation
Indo-Swiss Ayurveda Foundation (ISA) has given the Swiss authorities a list of 450 formulations which are being included in the curriculum for the examinations. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IFC plans to invest $200-300 millon in healthcare sector
Henrik Elschner Pedersen, IFC's senior manager (Consumer and Social Services- Asia), when asked about IFC's investment plans in Indian healthcare sector in the next one year. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Apollo Hospitals subsidiary sells 29% to World Bank's arm IFC
Apollo Health and Lifestyle Ltd has received "investments of Rs 450 crore from International Finance Corporation and IFC Asset Management Company. The investment will fuel AHLL's expansion plans", Apollo Hospitals Enterprise said. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Demonetisation: People stock up on medicines to get rid of old notes
AWACs found that anti-diabetic, cardiovascular and BP drugs have shown a significant increase in sales as compared to corresponding period of Oct. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maharashtra aims to become top medical tourism destination
"Our objective is to provide infrastructure, hospitals and medical facilities in Pune, Nagpur and other centres across the state," she added. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cabinet clears proposal to set up 'green hospital' at AIIMS
Efforts will be made to widely disseminate the technology in India through demonstration of the equipment, a statement said. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SMT to conduct quality trials of its stents in Europe
The company will test the quality, safety and efficacy of 86 variations of Supraflex stents against their Xience equivalents between now and 2018. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Demonetisation: Online health services see surge in traffic
Delhi-based 'Visit', an on-demand healthcare service online platform, says, its daily transaction has "spiked by 20-25 per cent". (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aster Medcity inks MoU with Thomas Jefferson Universit
Aster Medcity and the Thomas Jefferson University will initiate this relationship with the multi-organ transplant programme. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sun Pharma ’s Taro recalls 17,100 dandruff care kits in US
The therapeutic 2-step Kamedis Bio-Herbal Dandruff Care System is used for treating itching and flaking associated with dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sun Pharma, others ink pact for malaria project in Mandla
The lessons learned from this demonstration project will be useful for scaling up malaria elimination programme in the rest of the state and the country, she added. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Confusion among chemists adds to the pain of consumers
In private chemist shops, chemists are not taking any chance and have flatly refused to accept the Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Apollo gets into medical rehabilitation through joint venture with Italy's Kos group
Apollo also announced today in a press statement that it would convert its cancer management infrastructure into separate functional divisions. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Need to prevent non-communicable diseases at workplaces: Experts
Dr Sadhana Bhagwat (WHO India) said it was imperative that every workplace, big or small, provides health promotion and prevention. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Belle Vue Clinic & Medanta-Medicity to set up advanced Liver Clinic in Eastern India
The Medanta Liver Team, having performed nearly 2,500 liver transplants, runs one of the world ’s largest liver transplant centres, with more than 95% success rate. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Quality concern in herbal medicine remains a challenge: AYUSH Minister
His remarks came amid a row over advertisement of ayurvedic formulation AYUSH-82 which claimed to treat diabetes. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Govt plans to stop financial support to tobacco firms
The move assumes significance as India has so far been firm on its anti-tobacco stand and has implemented a higher tax regime as well as larger 85% pictorial warnings on packs of all tobacco products. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Government staff going for organ transplant can use private airline
According to reports, in India about 50,000 people are in need of heart transplant, around 3 lakh for kidney transplant, and a lakh each for liver and corneal transplants. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meenakshi Mission Hospital looking at Chennai hospital acquisition
The acquisition of the hospital, with 250 beds, will mark Meenakshi Mission's entry from the tier-2 city of Madurai into the Chennai healthcare market. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - October 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaidyaratanam Oushadhasala to organise international ayurveda conference
Vaidyaratanam with 1500 sales outlets and production facilities in Kerala and Tamil Nadu, has set a sales target of Rs 120 crore in the current fiscal. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - October 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New model of tracking tuberculosis patients holds promise for India
India has an estimated 2.8 million new cases of TB -- more than a quarter of the global burden -- every year. No more than 8.4 per cent of patients estimated to be treated in the private sector. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - October 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eurolife buys part of Baxter ’s Infusions business in India
With Baxter ’s units, it will establish a manufacturing footprint in Maha, Uttarakhand and TN and help service its extensive local distribution network more efficiently. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - October 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Latest draft of medical devices rules disappointing, says industry
The ministry has given the industry and other members of the public 30 days' time to respond to the notification with suggestions and objections. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - October 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mandatory norms for health products soon
An authority has been proposed under the new Act to take 'suo motu' action if products and services were not up to the standard, the minister said. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - October 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US health department wants ayurveda cures for cancer documented
Several issues pertaining to traditional medicine, especially ayurveda, were discussed at the meeting and the expression of interest to document case studies will go a long way in taking this form of medicine to the world. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - October 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tata Trusts, GE Healthcare join hands to train 10,000 grads
GE Healthcare Education Institute will design, develop and execute courses through a mix of both classroom training and interactive exercises. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - October 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fortis Healthcare completes 51% acquisition in Fortis Hospotel
These acquisition transactions are subject to approval of shareholders, Singapore Exchange and unit holders of RHT Health Trust. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - October 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Glenmark rises armed with research after five year hiatus
It may be too early to forecast how Glenmark ’s drugs will fare, for the next few years, the generics business will continue to be key. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - October 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

TB epidemic in India larger than what was previously estimated: WHO
The Global Tuberculosis Report 2016 which was released today, however, said the number of TB deaths and incidences rate continue to fall globally as well as in India. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - October 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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