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 […]


Finally some validation for us Tennis players. Playing tennis can help you live longer according to a study by Oxford and some researchers in Finland and Australia. The study was conducted over a period of 9 years over a pool of 80,000 people mostly of Scottish and English descent. These people consisted of 52% women […]


Healthcare in India is at an exciting phase in its evolution. On one side we have government policy that has ensured that standards have been set for EMR, medical Records and Standards, while on the other hand we see very large hospitals adopting digital in order to increase access and improve care outcomes.  But the […]


Philips Healthcare has been on the forefront of healthcare in India. They have been thought leaders in this space, bringing together solutions like the remote ICU, Artificial Defibrillator and Digital Health Platform in addition to state of the art CT Scans and X Ray Machines. This month on the 23rd of November, Philips Innovation Campus (PIC) […]


  In the ancient times India had family healers that were called upon to combat disease and improve the standards of care. These medicine men of the old not only had knowledge of fields like Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani but also had knowledge of family history that used to help in their diagnosis. After the […]


I’ve always been enthusiastic about the healthcare sector in India. I think we have come a long way and with digital adoption increasing,   I think is beneficial both for the care providers as well as the patients. The interest has led me to come in touch with various unique start ups, ideas, and technological breakthroughs […]


  The internet has revolutionized consumer choices like never before. Traditional retail stores have discovered the potential of online shopping. Taxis are booked through apps and food is ordered over a click of a button. One can compare products, prices and the best stores in a blink. And in Bengaluru, services such as Medyog are […]


Happy New Year   It is a matter of intense pride that this blog has turned 5 this January. I started this blog with the intention of covering the healthcare sector in India with an emphasis on public health. Those who have been with us from the beginning would recall that the earlier name of […]


A few days I was watching a video on You Tube which showed the callous attitude among commuters towards ambulances on the roads. Many drivers don’t give way to an ambulance that might be speeding away to save someone’s life. As a matter of fact in India Sudden Cardiac arrest is almost 99% fatal as […]


Did you know that almost 26 million babies are born in India every year. That’s like adding a new Venezuela to our population every year. As most of the population is based in the rural areas, almost 60-70 % of these babies and their mothers would not have access to proper care before birth. This […]