Did you know that 80 % of the healthcare spend in India comes from the private sector? So next time you see a Government commercial for roads and the Delhi metro you might be tempted to ask why a country of this size with a population of more than a billion covers only 20 […]


  The global technology firm CISCO had published the results of a study they concluded in 10 countries in 2013.  If the study results are to be believed, respondents said that they were more comfortable using technology to talk to their doctors than ever before. So in a way basic Telehealth may finally take off […]


India has an infant mortality rate of 42 per 1,000 live births. This has come down since 2011 when we stood at 44 infant deaths per 1,000 live births. Almost 35 % of the 2.5 crore infants are born with either Jaundice or respiratory ailments, mostly lack of oxygen. And most of these infants end […]


  In my last post I wrote about the looming challenge that breast cancer poses for the Indian women. If you have not read that piece please click here for the link. To find answers to these questions i started looking at the various components of the Healthcare ecosystem to see what they were doing […]


Cancer. The very word strikes terror in the hearts of patients and physicians alike. But often we consider cancer as a problem of the west and one that does not really affect India. Except for tobacco related cancer, there is hardly any public outreach program either from the Government or the private health sector. India […]


Recently I visited the Philips Innovation Center in Bangalore. While talking to Dr Mabel who had come there to give a demonstration of the lastest Philips Automated External Defibrillator (AED) I came to know of some interesting facts. Did you know that 7,00,000 people have heart attacks in India each year. and out of them […]


India has more than 37 Million visually impaired citizens. Almost 50 % of them have this condition due to cataract and refractive visual impairment. This segment has often been ignored by most products and they do depend on others for their daily needs. But now thanks to Intex the visually impaired can communicate on their own. Intex […]


  A recent report by IMS Health India puts the number of quacks in urban India more than qualified MBBS doctors. A quack according to IMS Health is someone not have an MBBS degree but still prescribes Allopathic medicines. So there are basically three categories of quacks. the first category is those who have no […]


  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 […]

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