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 […]


  Yes that’s not a typo, Havells India the manufacturers of electrical equipment are all set to enter the tertiary healthcare sector in India. The Havells brand is owned by QRG enterprises and they already run a tertiary care center in Faridabad. So they have some experience in the running of a hospital. In the next 2-3 years we would see […]


What is common to Indian healthcare and soccer? Well they languish in the triple digits when it comes to rankings.   According to WHO rankings, Indian Healthcare system ranks 112th in the world, way behind countries like Colombia, Sri Lanka and Egypt. The highest ranking Asian nation is Singapore at 6. Japan is a respectable […]


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 […]


Is that a dumb question? Why pays your healthcare bills ? The answer is obvious right, its you. But if you are an American citizen or a British subject the answers are very different. The American healthcare system is based on Health Insurance. So if you are insured then the Insurance company pays your healthcare […]


One of the biggest costs when it comes to healthcare in India is critical care. This is the care delivered to patients in the ICU (Intensive Care Unit). Often after a critical episode like a heart attack the patients need to be monitored for some time and thus are based in an ICU. The daily […]


  (Image source: http://en.rylkov-fond.org/blog/tbr/effective-tb-treatment/) In India it is cool to start tackling conditions like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Actually most celebrities lend their support to even cooler issues like AIDS. But the biggest killer in India today is Tuberculosis(TB). Almost 1/5th of the global cases according to the WHO occur in India. Of the 2 million […]


  In continuation to the previous post that talked about how India based organizations are making their mark in the medical technology field, here are few of the medical technology Indian companies that are funded by venture capitalists and whose products are gaining widespread application in emerging countries such as India and also knocking on […]


China today dominates the herbal medicine market. One of the reasons for that is branding. In many ways the natural leader in that market should have been India. Unfortunately we as a nation have missed that bus in the 50-70’s. Ayurveda our core herbal offering to the world lay mired in home enterprises which never […]


  One of the first projects I got involved in, after joining CSC in Chennai was a education portal for a major US based Health Insurance company. The portal was essentially targeting the African American Community and addressed the common health issues for that ethnic group. So why was a Health Insurer spending so much […]