Over the last two decades there has been an alarming rise in cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, asthma and respiratory diseases and cancers in India, especially among the urban population. According to statistics, every year, roughly 5.8 million Indians die from heart and lung diseases, stroke, cancer and diabetes. Around 50.8 million population are affected by […]


The Nursing profession in India has been facing some headwinds of late. We have covered this issue in our interview with Col Binu Sharma, VP Nursing Services at Columbia Asia. Records sho wthat nine out of ten patients admitted in hospitals receive infusion therapy – medicines administered through needles and IV – during the course […]


A few days ago I was speaking to a friend over phone. Her voice was quivering and I could make out that she was unwell. On further inquiry I gathered that she had chills, fever, pain in the back and joints. On hearing this I was naturally worried as these are some of the symptoms […]


I have always felt that we always had the data. Now what has changed is that there are tools that can use this data to develop insights. In the early 2000’s Airtel decided to outsource non core activities, but retained control over their IT projects. For Airtel IT was not a cost but a strategic […]


“And Brutus is a honorable man” William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar The irony was not lost to many when ITC Chairman Yogi Deveshwar made this announcement after the quarterly results announcement last week. Speaking after the meeting the ITC Chairman went to to clarify that this was not just any other kind of corporate hospital. Here […]


Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centres recently, inaugurated its fourth edition of Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Update 2017 at Hotel ITC Grand Chola, Guindy, Chennai.  This three day science extravaganza was held from 28 July to 30 July 2017. The Fourth Edition provided insights into the latest advances and guidelines in diabetes prevention and management. The interactive […]


Yesterday I had a great time at the Philips Digital Health Conclave 2017. I have been associated with the event for the last 3 years. This year the focus was on 2 key areas, connected health, Digital Health and how analytics was helping us improve care. I enjoyed the sessions but the best part of […]


Viral Hepatitis is a major public health problem in the South-East Asia Region. Each year viral hepatitis infects millions of people across the region, causing the death of around 410 000 persons – more than HIV and malaria combined. It is also a major cause of liver cancer and cirrhosis, contributing to premature morbidity and […]


A few days ago we published an interview with Lt Col Binu Sharma, VP Nursing Services at Columbia Asia. As a doctor, this was the first time that I had spoken to someone in detail about the situation of nurses in the country and what I heard and eventually published, broke my heart. My grandmother […]


  Healthcare ecosystem in India is still evolving. Considering the diverse landscape in India, various technologies have been considered for increasing access and improving the care outcomes. In this context Telemedicine continues to be a relevant discussion and one that many feel will ultimately solve our issues with care specially in the rural parts of […]