Over the last two decades there has been an alarming rise in cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, asthma and respiratory diseases and cancers in India, especially among the urban population. According to statistics, every year, roughly 5.8 million Indians die from heart and lung diseases, stroke, cancer and diabetes. Around 50.8 million population are affected by […]


The Nursing profession in India has been facing some headwinds of late. We have covered this issue in our interview with Col Binu Sharma, VP Nursing Services at Columbia Asia. Records sho wthat nine out of ten patients admitted in hospitals receive infusion therapy – medicines administered through needles and IV – during the course […]


Reports of new Swine FLu cases trickling in is not good news for Indian Healthcare. The Infrastructure is already dealing with dengue and malaria. More than 12,000 cases have been reported already this year and that is a two fold increase over last year. This week more than 55 cases have been reported in UP […]


India has some amazing digital transformation stories. If we look at the leading banks in India, their adoption of digital is comparable to the best in the world. Similar situation with Indian media and telecom companies. But it comes to healthcare we still do have catching up to do. Full Service Digital Firm,  D Yellow […]


A few days ago I was speaking to a friend over phone. Her voice was quivering and I could make out that she was unwell. On further inquiry I gathered that she had chills, fever, pain in the back and joints. On hearing this I was naturally worried as these are some of the symptoms […]


According to research from European non profit Health and Environment Alliance, if India removes its fuel subsidies it can fund almost 24 % of the healthcare needs of the citizens. The study also goes on to say that the savings can help produce 24,000 doctors at Rs 1.7 Crores a doctors (Estimate as per AIIMS […]


I have always felt that we always had the data. Now what has changed is that there are tools that can use this data to develop insights. In the early 2000’s Airtel decided to outsource non core activities, but retained control over their IT projects. For Airtel IT was not a cost but a strategic […]