On the international day for Yoga, we want to take the opportunity to reiterate the benefits of the practice of Yoga. Our ancestors have been practicing Yoga for thousands of years. It was one of the corner stone of our healthcare system. It is really interesting to see United Nations to declare June 21st as […]


Almost everyone working in corporate India would have seen at least once in their tenure. Most CSR activities or corporate wellness activities, seem to incorporate at least one blood donation camp. Blood donation is relatively new concept. Ancient texts have shown instances of blood transfusion in Egypt and Greece. Even ancient Indian texts talk about […]


A few days ago I met a consultant who also happened to be my neighbor. After exchanging a few pleasantries he surprised me by asking me a lot of questions on the state of the Dental Business in the country. Now I loathe to think   of Dental or Healthcare as a business. And somehow […]


The World Health Organization (WHO) declared Zika virus to be a Public Health Emergency of International concern, last year. Sometime ago we had covered how the US had dealt with the last few carriers of the virus by spraying the Miami-Dade county aerially with the insecticides. Now, Zika is in India with three cases between […]


India continues to fare poorly on most health parameters. Not surprisingly it was ranked 154th among 195 countries by medical publication Lancet. No surprises that high growth and economic prosperity has not triggered a improvement in the health parameters. India lags on key parameters like Life Expectancy, Infant Mortality. Under 5 mortality and Maternal Mortality.


“Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high, Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake” Rabindranath Tagore  When Nobel winner Shri Rabindranath Tagore wrote these immortal lines, he would not imagined that India would be sleep deprived by the 21st century. According to a study conducted by a consumer […]


The number of vehicles that ply on the roads of Bangalore are increasing by the day, and so is the vehicular noise pollution. 26th April is celebrated as  International Noise Awareness Day, Bangalore observed a No Horn Day. Keeping this in mind, doctors from the city are of the opinion that with the increase in traffic, it is […]


Now, the corner stone of the new National Healthcare Policy is the role being played by rural primary healthcare centers and district hospitals. Most programs under the new policy, including new initiatives like Universal Screening, increasing beds per population of 1000, eradication of measles and increase in spend on healthcare would be dependent on the […]


Reading Dr Vikram’s post on “is-health-insurance-the-answer-to-indias-healthcare-woes?” made me think. Well, in the United States, despite healthcare being the highest capita spend of the GDP as per Organization for economic Co-operation and development (OECD) survey. But yet still we are unable to meet the healthcare needs of the population. That made me think – Is having […]


The pendulum has swung in the country with respect to tackling non communicable diseases. This is evident from the key initiatives under the new National Health Policy 2017, which lays a lot of emphasis on screening and prevention of these diseases. With changing lifestyle and demographics, it is clear that India would have to change […]

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