According to a recent report by Pharmaion, medical imaging equipment market in India is to cross US$ 1.6 billion by 2021. Majority of this growth is tipped to happen in developing nations such as India and China. Rising patient population, the launch of low-cost diagnostic imaging equipment, the rise in the number of hospitals and […]


2018 began on a sad note for me personally with the passing away of my mother, Dr. Prathima Venkateswaran. She was just 70 and her death sums up the challenge we face in healthcare today. But that I would leave for another day. Today I want to just focus on her work. My mother was […]


The incident that lead to the license cancellation of the Max Hospital in Shalimar Bagh is a typical case of medical errors that are found across the world. Newborn twins—one stillborn and one alive—were different cases that should have been treated differently. The failure of following protocols resulted in a situation where both the babies […]


Last year we had surveyed more than 100 dentists in India, mostly from the metros. Based on the responses we had released a report, that was published by the Indian Dental Association in their newsletter. We are very excited to announce that we have completed the surveys this tear as well and will be publishing […]


Recently we came to know about an interesting incident at a corporate wellness camp. The health workers recording the vital statistics of the participants were making key mistakes in recording the observations. A good example was the height of one of the participants was recorded wrongly as 147 centimeters instead of 157. Immediately the participant […]


A couple of days ago I was watching a commercial for a new brand of fitness centers that have sprung up all over Bangalore. The mantra was “Workout to lose weight post-Diwali”. Well, I chuckled at the thought of pain after pleasure; workout after eating all those sweets, but at the same time is losing […]


There are more than 20,000 registered startups in India. While Fintech and e-commerce dominate the space, there is an increasing number of startups emerging in the healthcare space. Today organizations like Practo and Portea have become the poster children for healthcare space. While the focus is on funding, in my opinion, what startups need is […]


One of the biggest challenges in India today is that the pattern of diseases is changing quite significantly. Earlier it was not very uncommon to see a large number of Indian citizens dying in the ancient and medieval era and even the British data due to causes like epidemics. A good example was the Spanish […]


A few days ago a young man committed suicide in India. The reason was a internet game called the “Blue Whale Challenge” that sends the players a set of 50 tasks as the end of which they are asked to commit suicide. A very obnoxious way to structure a game, nut what struck me was […]


A properly designed clinical trial forms a necessary part of successful drug development. To design and execute an efficient trial necessitates understanding collaboration and esteem of a multi disciplinary team. Recently I came across a book, ‘A Quick Guide to Clinical Trials’. The book investigates the fundamentals of studies and to familiarize the anyone new […]

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