Now, the corner stone of the new National Healthcare Policy is the role being played by rural primary healthcare centers and district hospitals. Most programs under the new policy, including new initiatives like Universal Screening, increasing beds per population of 1000, eradication of measles and increase in spend on healthcare would be dependent on the […]


The Indian government today released the national health policy with focus on primary care and wellness. The last healthcare policy came out in 2002 and one can understand why health is often ignored in the national agenda of the country, with so many other issues taking precedence. One of the key features of the national […]


Well thats the question I have been asking myself all these years. Now seriously, the only country that spends 17 % of its GDP on healthcare and is ranked among the best healthcare systems in the world providing care to more than 300 million people is the United States of America. And the healthcare system […]


It was revealed that India has only 938,861 registered allopathy doctors or just seven doctors per 1,000 people, per a report released by health minister J.P. Nadda. So not surprisingly most discussions in healthcare today are around ways and means to build more infrastructure and increase access to care. Indian healthcare was ranked 112th in the world in a […]


Last year I had the opportunity to lead a panel at the Philips Digital Health Conclave in Bangalore. We discussed in depth all things Digital health and one of the key discussion points was how Digital India was helping healthcare. Most of the discussion at the panel was around three parameters, cost , accessibility and […]


Recent my mother was visiting me at Bangalore and she has been a diabetic since the age of 44. She recently was advised to move from oral hypoglycemics to Insulin. As she prepared to leave, she took a dose of Insulin as she does normally and entered the airport. Halfway through to the gate, she […]


In the evening of 14th March 2000,I was doing some research on the impact of weather on health outcomes. I did find some credible information from sites in the UK, Germany and Japan. But I found a total lack of any information on health outcomes from sites in India.


Finally some validation for us Tennis players. Playing tennis can help you live longer according to a study by Oxford and some researchers in Finland and Australia. The study was conducted over a period of 9 years over a pool of 80,000 people mostly of Scottish and English descent. These people consisted of 52% women […]


Healthcare in India is at an exciting phase in its evolution. On one side we have government policy that has ensured that standards have been set for EMR, medical Records and Standards, while on the other hand we see very large hospitals adopting digital in order to increase access and improve care outcomes.  But the […]


Diabetes is often considered a disease of the new modern world. Often it is associated with stress and our killer sedentary lifestyle similar to one I am leading as I write this piece out for Healthcare India. My grandfather had diabetes, so does my father and most probably I will have it and it is […]