Digital has transformed health care and made geographic boundaries hazy. As part of the E-health initiative, the Telemedicine program at Columbia Asia Hospitals, extends expertise of its renowned physician from India to meet the needs of Patients across the globe. This is a good example of how digital has managed to create new care models.


Recent my mother was visiting me at Bangalore and she has been a diabetic since the age of 44. She recently was advised to move from oral hypoglycemics to Insulin. As she prepared to leave, she took a dose of Insulin as she does normally and entered the airport. Halfway through to the gate, she […]


India is the second most populous country in the world with 1.21 billion people, sustaining 16.9 percent of the world population. India was the first country in the world to start family planning program way back in 1952 to facilitate the use of family planning services as a step towards reducing the fertility rates, increasing […]


Immunity is the ability of the body to resist the attack of pathogens, or to fight against the infection which is caused due to unwanted biological invasion. It is an indication of the tolerance level of the host to strike back against the infection, reacting by the action of specific antibodies.


In the evening of 14th March 2000,I was doing some research on the impact of weather on health outcomes. I did find some credible information from sites in the UK, Germany and Japan. But I found a total lack of any information on health outcomes from sites in India.


It is vital for oncologists to get clinically actionable and timely results to decide on treatment options for patients. Keeping this in mind, StrandAdvantage, a tumor genomic profiling test by Strand Life Sciences, was launched in India about a year ago. Strand Life Sciences is a global genomic profiling & bioinformatics company focusing on the use […]


The surgical approach to heart surgery depends on the heart problem and requirements of the patient, their general health, their medical history and other factors. This article explores the alternate types of heart surgery with special emphasis on open heart surgery as an approach in treatment. Open Heart Surgery: It is important to remember that […]


In India we see a rise in the cases of liver diseases over the last 20 years. In 2011, WHO placed it as one of the top 20 ailments in India. To understand more Liver diseases and how is the current stage of Liver transplants Healthcare India spoke to  Dr Sumana Kolar Ramachandra, CHIEF OF LIVER […]