“And Brutus is a honorable man” William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar The irony was not lost to many when ITC Chairman Yogi Deveshwar made this announcement after the quarterly results announcement last week. Speaking after the meeting the ITC Chairman went to to clarify that this was not just any other kind of corporate hospital. Here […]


Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centres recently, inaugurated its fourth edition of Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Update 2017 at Hotel ITC Grand Chola, Guindy, Chennai.  This three day science extravaganza was held from 28 July to 30 July 2017. The Fourth Edition provided insights into the latest advances and guidelines in diabetes prevention and management. The interactive […]


Yesterday I had a great time at the Philips Digital Health Conclave 2017. I have been associated with the event for the last 3 years. This year the focus was on 2 key areas, connected health, Digital Health and how analytics was helping us improve care. I enjoyed the sessions but the best part of […]


Viral Hepatitis is a major public health problem in the South-East Asia Region. Each year viral hepatitis infects millions of people across the region, causing the death of around 410 000 persons – more than HIV and malaria combined. It is also a major cause of liver cancer and cirrhosis, contributing to premature morbidity and […]


A few days ago we published an interview with Lt Col Binu Sharma, VP Nursing Services at Columbia Asia. As a doctor, this was the first time that I had spoken to someone in detail about the situation of nurses in the country and what I heard and eventually published, broke my heart. My grandmother […]


  Healthcare ecosystem in India is still evolving. Considering the diverse landscape in India, various technologies have been considered for increasing access and improving the care outcomes. In this context Telemedicine continues to be a relevant discussion and one that many feel will ultimately solve our issues with care specially in the rural parts of […]


A connected health ecosystem is not only good for the patient but also good for the healthcare providers. In other industries there have been many attempts to connect the ecosystem by sharing information. A good example is how banks shared information with each other to ensure that willful repeat defaulters were given low scores and […]


A study has revealed that more adolescents in India are now dying of non-communicable diseases (NCD) than communicable diseases. The research has also shown that NCDs and injuries are responsible for a higher number of deaths and Disability-Adjusted Life-Years (DALYs) than tuberculosis, malaria, or hepatitis, which are among the most prevalent communicable diseases in India today. According […]


Philips Innovation Campus will be hosting its annual Digital health Conclave 2017 at the La Shangrila Hotel in Bangalore on 28th July. The theme of the conclave is to understand how digital technologies are spurring innovations in healthcare and heralding a new era of connected care.


Healthcare is one service that the rich and poor need alike, but there is an astonishing difference between the qualities of healthcare the two sections of society receive based on their ability to pay.  There is also a great discrepancy in the coverage and quality of healthcare between rural and urban areas as well as […]