Dr. Atul Gawande will lead the joint health-care venture between Amazon, J.P. Morgan and Berkshire Hathaway,

Surgery, not pharma, is biggest healthcare cost worry in US: Gawande

International News       Jun 22, 2018

  Dr. Atul Gawande, a surgeon who was named this week to head the company being formed by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase to trim employee healthcare costs, on Thursday cited surgery as the single biggest U.S. healthcare cost and said there are ways to...

Power ministry may make 24 degree as default setting ACs

Indian News       Jun 22, 2018

  New Delhi: Power Minister RK Singh said on Friday that the government will consider making 24 degree Celsius as mandatory default setting for air conditioners within a few months. At a meeting with Singh, AC makers were also advised to have labelling indicating the optimum...

Odisha govt set up 20 new hospitals in PPP mode

Indian News       Jun 22, 2018

  Bhubaneshwar: Odisha government today decided to set up 20 new hospitals at an estimated investment of Rs 1,000 crore in the public private partnership (PPP) mode.   The decision in this regard was taken at a high level meeting chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here....

Bhargav Dasgupta, MD & CEO, ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company  

ICICI Gen Insurance launches `Country Wellness Index'

Indian News       Jun 21, 2018

  Mumbai: ICICI Lombard General Insurance,has launched a `Wellness Index', India’s first ever and one of its kind barometer to capture the wellness quotient of the country.   As per a pan-India study commissioned by the general insurer, the Wellness Index of India is 58.3 out of...

As dust storms brew, India breathes toxic air throughout the year

Articles       Jun 19, 2018

  In 2018 alone, there have been 50 severe storms across 16 Indian states that have led to more than 500 deaths, compared to 22 storms between 2003 and 2017   Deadly dust storms sweeping over the densely-populated north Indian plains are part of a "new normal"...

Gaming addiction classified as disorder by WHO

International News       Jun 18, 2018

  London: Gaming addiction is to be listed as a mental health condition for the first time by the World Health Organisation(WHO).   The W.H,O's  11th International Classification of Diseases (ICD) will include the condition "gaming disorder".The last version of the ICD was completed in 1992, with...

Odisha refuses to implement Modicare, BJP says move to 'hijack' Centre's scheme

Indian News       Jun 17, 2018

  BHUBANESWAR: A political controversy has surfaced in Odisha following the state government's refusal to implement the Centre's flagship health scheme.  The state has held that it has a superior scheme -- Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana with more beneficiaries -- compared to the Ayushman Bharat National...

Govt likely to penalise insurance companies for delaying payment under NHPS

Indian News       Jun 16, 2018

  The government has proposed to impose penalty on insurance companies for delay in payment to hospitals for settlement of claims under its ambitious Ayushman Bharat National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS). Under the scheme, if an insurance company delays the claim payment beyond 15 days, then...

New venture promoted to offer free online & over phone medical consultations

Indian News       Jun 13, 2018

  Mumbai: ETechAces Marketing & Consulting Pvt. (ETechAces”), which owns India’s leading insurtech brand,“PolicyBazaar”) and India’s leading lending marketplace, (“PaisaBazaar”), has floated another farm `Docprime' for foraying into the healthcare tech and service space.    As part of its plans to capture the out of...

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik

Odisha announces health care assistance of Rs 5 lakh per

Indian News       Jun 12, 2018

  Bhubaneswar: Even as the Modi government at the centre is getting ready to launch a mass free Rs 5 lakh health insurance scheme,Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced that the state government would launch a new scheme which will provide health care assistance of...

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