Reports of new Swine FLu cases trickling in is not good news for Indian Healthcare. The Infrastructure is already dealing with dengue and malaria. More than 12,000 cases have been reported already this year and that is a two fold increase over last year. This week more than 55 cases have been reported in UP […]


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 […]


According to research from European non profit Health and Environment Alliance, if India removes its fuel subsidies it can fund almost 24 % of the healthcare needs of the citizens. The study also goes on to say that the savings can help produce 24,000 doctors at Rs 1.7 Crores a doctors (Estimate as per AIIMS […]


A study has revealed that more adolescents in India are now dying of non-communicable diseases (NCD) than communicable diseases. The research has also shown that NCDs and injuries are responsible for a higher number of deaths and Disability-Adjusted Life-Years (DALYs) than tuberculosis, malaria, or hepatitis, which are among the most prevalent communicable diseases in India today. According […]


No disease has captured the satirical imagination of modern India like Dengue. It has been used in popular songs “Sone ki Chidiya, Dengue, Malaria” From the motion picture Shanghai, used in dialogues in movies and provide good content to the budding stand up comics that have mushroomed all over India of late.


As the years roll by, life seems to go full circle, and we find ourselves taking care of and worrying about those parents and elderly relatives who took care of and worried about us in our childhood. Ironically, one of the biggest individual concerns also goes full circle – trying to encourage them to eat […]


“People with physical or mental disability are not only among the most deprived human beings in the world, they are also, frequently enough, the most neglected” Prof Amartya Sen , Leading Economist and Nobel Laureate, keynote at the World Bank   Sadly, the statement remains largely true in the popular discourse for disability development in India. […]


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 […]

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