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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Recently I was greatly distressed to read the experiences of Dr Bhagwan D Aggarwal with the state of scientific research in the country. Dr Aggarwal is a scientist who had worked with University of Pennsylvania in the past and had come back to India to participate in the scientific progress of the country. After 5 […]


Mother and childcare is an area which is of key importance to measure the health parameters of a country. Lancet recently released a ranking of the healthcare systems across the world and India was ranked 154th out of 199 countries. This is mostly because of the Infant Mortality and Maternal Mortality rates in India. Though […]


Diabetes is a major concern for India. Not only does it affect the individuals directly, but also accelerates the degeneration of nerves, blood vessels and tissues. Is it estimated that India has around 40 million diabetics as on today. And this condition is not new to India. Charaka has written about diabetes in his hallmark […]


A few days ago I met a consultant who also happened to be my neighbor. After exchanging a few pleasantries he surprised me by asking me a lot of questions on the state of the Dental Business in the country. Now I loathe to think   of Dental or Healthcare as a business. And somehow […]


India continues to fare poorly on most health parameters. Not surprisingly it was ranked 154th among 195 countries by medical publication Lancet. No surprises that high growth and economic prosperity has not triggered a improvement in the health parameters. India lags on key parameters like Life Expectancy, Infant Mortality. Under 5 mortality and Maternal Mortality.


According to a study conducted by World Health Organization (WHO) over five crore Indians suffered from depression and over three crore others suffered from anxiety disorders in the year 2015. India accounted for the highest number of suicides in the world in 2012, as per a report published by WHO in 2014. The report said […]

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