Bangalore is seeing a rise in H1N1 cases again  with more cases of the condition commonly known as swine flu coming to light. Doctors in the city doctors are urging people to adopt simple measures to prevent the spread of the virus. These include steps like washing hands, covering mouth & nose during coughing or […]


Serene Senior Care, a leading senior housing operator in India, is being purchased by Seattle-based Columbia Pacific, owner of Columbia Asia Hospital Group, one of the largest and fastest-growing healthcare providers in Asia. With this, Columbia Pacific will undergo a significant expansion of its India senior housing portfolio over the next five years.Columbia Pacific, a […]


Last week I wrote about the importance of co-existence of regulations and accreditation in the healthcare system. This week I want to talk a little bit about ICHA and its mission. I have had the opportunity to work in and witness first hand, at close quarters, nearly all the systems and stakeholders in healthcare both […]


Hyderabad City is among the first cities to have adopted a safer infusion therapy system for patients to avoid any infections acquired in hospitals, especially in ICUs. This is significant as Hyderabad probably has the largest number of per capita beds as compared to other large cities in India.


Unprecedented levels of discontent among all stakeholders in healthcare have overshadowed the achievements and leapfrogging technological progress in this arena. The crying need for succor is a clarion call for a total overhaul and paradigm shift. The chasm, between what exists and what is desired is too vast for piecemeal solutions to suffice. A critique […]


India has the most inequitable health care scenario possible. Most the services provided thereon were preventive and very few curative health care services were supplied. The real India is to be found not in its several towns, however in its seven hundred thousand villages. The pediatric healthcare situation is equally bad.   While some diseases […]


It was revealed that India has only 938,861 registered allopathy doctors or just seven doctors per 1,000 people, per a report released by health minister J.P. Nadda. So not surprisingly most discussions in healthcare today are around ways and means to build more infrastructure and increase access to care. Indian healthcare was ranked 112th in the world in a […]


Recent my mother was visiting me at Bangalore and she has been a diabetic since the age of 44. She recently was advised to move from oral hypoglycemics to Insulin. As she prepared to leave, she took a dose of Insulin as she does normally and entered the airport. Halfway through to the gate, she […]


In the evening of 14th March 2000,I was doing some research on the impact of weather on health outcomes. I did find some credible information from sites in the UK, Germany and Japan. But I found a total lack of any information on health outcomes from sites in India.


It is vital for oncologists to get clinically actionable and timely results to decide on treatment options for patients. Keeping this in mind, StrandAdvantage, a tumor genomic profiling test by Strand Life Sciences, was launched in India about a year ago. Strand Life Sciences is a global genomic profiling & bioinformatics company focusing on the use […]