Health

Bill on DNA profiling on Cabinet's agenda tomorrow

Indian News       Jul 04, 2018

  New Delhi: The Union Cabinet will take a call tomorrow on a bill which seeks to set up DNA data banks across India to store profiles, and also impose jail term of up to three years on those who leak the information stored in such...

India’s first ever nationwide Healthcare Establishment Census launched

Indian News       Jun 30, 2018

  J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare released the National Health Profile (NHP)-2018 prepared by the Central Bureau of Health Intelligence (CBHI) in New Delhi.   The E-book (digital version) of the annual document was also released. The National Health Profile covers demographic,...

Amazon to Buy Online Pharmacy Startup PillPack as Entry Into Health Care

International News       Jun 28, 2018

  Amazon.com Inc. agreed to buy the online pharmacy startup PillPack, jumping into the health care business with a deal that will give the retail giant an immediate nationwide drug network.   The move represents a formidable threat to pharmacy chains including Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc., which...

NITI Aayog to set up sub-group to study treatment pricing under Ayushman Bharat

Indian News       Jun 27, 2018

  NEW DELHI: Niti Aayog will soon set up a sub-group to look into the complaints of private hospitals regarding pricing of treatment of key ailments proposed by the government under the Prime Minister's flagship health insurance scheme Ayushman Bharat. The government has come out with...

Package rates in Ayushman Bharat scheme will put patient safety at stake: IMA

Indian News       Jun 24, 2018

  New Delhi: The Indian Medical Association (IMA) today rejected the Centre's recently announced packages in its ambitious National Health Protection Mission under which treatment for coronary bypass, knee replacements and stents among others would be provided at 15-20 per cent cheaper rates than the Central...

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"...