Categories
Wellness

Health is back on the agenda this March 2016

Hello All and trust you have been having a very healthy start to the year.

This month I am planning to focus on health and health advisory as means to maintaining your health. My first post would be a focus on Cane Sugar as a replacement for the regular white sugar. Recently when we ran out of white sugar, I had to run out to a super market close by and all they had was packets of Cane sugar, brown in color. Though not sure what to do, I was in an ambitious mood, and decided  to experiment with it. The post will focus on understanding if this is a healthy replacement or only a fad.

Categories
Healthcare Delivery Healthcare Technology

Bridging the Doctor- Patient Gap in India

 

One of the many deterrents in visiting a doctor is often the unpleasant experience of having to wait in queue for your turn along with other patients, carry files full of past medical records and basically spend time in a dull environment full of disease. Saurabh Arora, CEO of Lybrate was quick to identify this gap.

“There is a demand and supply gap between doctors and patients; an inertia among people to visit doctors,” observes Saurabh. Having worked with Facebook, connecting small businesses with people through technology, Saurabh returned to India two years ago connecting patients with doctors through mobile phones. Apart from noticing a general reluctance in visiting doctors, Saurabh also found that a majority of people resort to self medication instead.