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 […]


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 […]