Leading  health insurer, Apollo Munich Health Insurance has been ranked as ‘India’s Best Insurance Company to Work For’. Apollo Munich has also featured in the list of top 100 ‘Great Place to Work’ organisations across sectors for the 7th time in a row this year. This study is conducted annually by the Great Place to […]


Five decades ago, the dengue fever was known to just about a handful of nations. Today it is a deadly endemic that has enveloped more than 120 countries. In 2016, there was an abnormal surge in dengue inflicting over one lakh people pan India and the numbers this year have already crossed 11,000. The unreported […]


United States has predominantly two types of insurance – Private and Public.  Private health insurance is often offered through employers or other organizations. Public insurance is funded by government broadly through two categories – Medicare and Medicaid.  Medicare is funded through federal government for aged population who are age 65 or older. Medicaid is state-run government […]


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 […]


Women are the backbone of the family as homemakers, as well as, employees in the workforce. Since they are often engaged in taking care of home and their work places, most of them ignore their routine health check-up, unless a situation warrants it. As a country we continue to turn to males in the family […]


Leading standalone health insurer, Apollo Munich Health Insurance has been awarded the Golden Peacock Award for Risk Management (GPARM), instituted by the Institute of Directors (IOD) and recognized as the hallmark of excellence worldwide. The award was conferred on the health insurer for its robust risk management practice and steadfast focus on identifying and averting […]


India does not have adequate health insurance cover. Today around 20 % of the population is covered by some kind of health insurance. This includes the insurance provided by the government through the Rashtriya Swashtya Bima Yojana. Broken down by the Urban and Rural segments, that amount to 12 % of the Urban population and […]


Happy New Year   It is a matter of intense pride that this blog has turned 5 this January. I started this blog with the intention of covering the healthcare sector in India with an emphasis on public health. Those who have been with us from the beginning would recall that the earlier name of […]


Healthcare in India has been a mixed bag. There is a rich history with surgeons like Sushruta and physicians like Charaka who healed many in the ancient history. Then there was the creation and growth of Ayurveda who many still claim has answers to most of the incurable diseases. As a matter of fact recent […]


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 […]