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 […]


There is tons of information that is available on the internet. Digital transformation has ensured that now it is available anywhere, anytime leveraging channels like mobile and cloud. Healthcare and medical information is no exception. Today many scientific papers including medical reports are published daily. According to data from PubMed and Stanford, there are more […]


After success with Polio, the government has renewed its efforts on eradicating Measles. Though program was announced some time ago, for details please read this piece we carried in 2011 but we see a renewed focus on the effort currently. Many schools in Bangalore are running a school inoculation program against Measles. Recently my daughter […]


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 […]


Immunity is the ability of the body to resist the attack of pathogens, or to fight against the infection which is caused due to unwanted biological invasion. It is an indication of the tolerance level of the host to strike back against the infection, reacting by the action of specific antibodies.


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.


The surgical approach to heart surgery depends on the heart problem and requirements of the patient, their general health, their medical history and other factors. This article explores the alternate types of heart surgery with special emphasis on open heart surgery as an approach in treatment. Open Heart Surgery: It is important to remember that […]


In India we see a rise in the cases of liver diseases over the last 20 years. In 2011, WHO placed it as one of the top 20 ailments in India. To understand more Liver diseases and how is the current stage of Liver transplants Healthcare India spoke to  Dr Sumana Kolar Ramachandra, CHIEF OF LIVER […]


  India’s success in increasing life expectancy has led to a larger number of the elderly in the country. The Registrar General of India forecasts the share of senior citizens (age 60 years and above) in the total population to rise from 6.9% in 2001 to 12.4% in 2026. With the golden years, comes the risk […]


A resident of Bengaluru, India who has spent all her lifetime building the future of her kids is suffering from extreme pain in her knees joints for which she requires regular physiotherapy sessions. Due to her aggravating condition and excess weight she is unable to travel to a physiotherapist clinic. This is where home healthcare […]