Healthcare is one service that the rich and poor need alike, but there is an astonishing difference between the qualities of healthcare the two sections of society receive based on their ability to pay.  There is also a great discrepancy in the coverage and quality of healthcare between rural and urban areas as well as […]


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 […]


Prakash (Name Changed) was driving to work on a Wednesday morning. A senior executive in an Ad agency Prakash was not new to stress and deadlines.  He was stuck in a jam in the peak hour but his mind was somewhere else.  The week had been a rough one with 3 client deliverables due and […]


As we all know, India is always in limelight for various discussions around healthcare. Most common topics are related to the skewed doctor-patient ratio, less than optimal spend on healthcare by the government and the accountability conundrum between central and state related to health outcomes During my recent visit to Jhagadia block in Gujarat I […]


Florence Nightingale was a key figure in the transformation of the Nursing profession. Before her hospitals were essentially run by religious institutions where people were cared for in their last days, essentially palliative in nature. During the heights of the Crimean war, Florence Nightingale with a lamp in hand started the beginning of what we […]


If do you suffer from asthma, bronchitis or other problems related to difficulty in breathing? In that case, your doctor will first analyse your medical condition and health and then recommend a way to deliver medication. The device thus advised would mostly depend on the nature of illness and in most cases, either an inhaler […]


According to a report released by World Health Organization (WHO) in May 2014, deaths due to liver diseases in India has reached 2.44% of total deaths. NASH (Non-Alcoholic Steato-Hepatitis) being one of the most common reason behind liver diseases, has a prevalence of 5-28% in India. Since, the liver is involved in major metabolic processes in the […]


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 […]