Friends, Indians, Countrymen I am here to bury the new MBBS doctors and not to praise them. But before I do that, please do hear me out… The Indian government wants to make it compulsory for the freshly graduated MBBS doctors to serve 6 months in a rural posting, in order to be eligible to sit […]


  In the future you might receive your medical prescription via SMS.  Yes that’s what is being proposed by the Madhya Pradesh (MP) government. To make up for the shortage of physicians and specialists the MP government will be now launching a new system by which patients will receive medical advice from doctors via phone and will […]


What is common to Indian healthcare and soccer? Well they languish in the triple digits when it comes to rankings.   According to WHO rankings, Indian Healthcare system ranks 112th in the world, way behind countries like Colombia, Sri Lanka and Egypt. The highest ranking Asian nation is Singapore at 6. Japan is a respectable […]


The central government has launched a new health scheme to cover existing and retired employees. The scheme called the GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND PENSIONERS HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME (CGEPHIS), will cover 1,700,000 existing employees and 70,000 pensioners.   The interesting part is that the new scheme would work very well for employees and pensioners not living in […]


  As sports gains momentum in the country, so does the specter of sports injuries. According to latest figures, the sports injuries in India are rising. Last year India reported almost 4 Million plus sports injuries. The exact figures according to the Right Diagnosis website, an online medical health information provider, is 4,082,164. The site […]


A recent report finally uncovers the truth behind the facade of Indian healthcare prowess. A report by the institute of health metrics and evaluation places India below even counties like Pakistan. The report which was featured in an article by Times of India. The article led to think what is actually wrong with India. At […]


One of the biggest costs when it comes to healthcare in India is critical care. This is the care delivered to patients in the ICU (Intensive Care Unit). Often after a critical episode like a heart attack the patients need to be monitored for some time and thus are based in an ICU. The daily […]


  In continuation to the previous post that talked about how India based organizations are making their mark in the medical technology field, here are few of the medical technology Indian companies that are funded by venture capitalists and whose products are gaining widespread application in emerging countries such as India and also knocking on […]


(Source: Venture Intelligence) At the ICU of one of the largest hospital in Victoria, Australia a robot helps the oncologist treat cancer by precisely inserting a needle in the affected area to burn and freeze the patient’s tumor, a technique better known as ablation. The robot had a strip under his right arm mentioning “Made […]