Health

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.com(“PolicyBazaar”) and India’s leading lending marketplace, PaisaBazaar.com (“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...

Nipah virus contained, says Health Minister

Indian News       Jun 10, 2018

  KOLKATA: Union Minister of State for Health, Ashwini Choubey, today said that the Nipah virus has been contained and there was no need to run away from Kerala, where several deaths due to the virus have been reported.   He added that no fresh cases of...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Govt committed to ensuring affordable healthcare for all:PM Modi

Indian News       Jun 07, 2018

  New Delhi: Noting that access to medicines is a "big concern" for the poor, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said his government is committed to decreasing the financial burden and ensuring affordable healthcare for every Indian.   He stressed on the need to make health...

Govt decriminalises suicide, bans electric shocks for mentally-ill kids

Indian News       Jun 03, 2018

  New Delhi : Attempting suicide is no more a crime in India and there will be no more electric shocks for mentally ill children, as per the new Mental Healthcare Act 2017 notified by the Health Ministry on May 29, a year after it was...

Older generation opts for healthier living

Data       Jun 01, 2018

  Max Bupa one of India’s leading standalone health insurance players, has released a study - ‘Max Bupa Pulse 2018’ on the occasion of ‘Global Day of Parents’  which delves deeper into the shifting trends in the health insurance segment among the older generation.    Max Bupa...

Youngsters prone to smoking habits:ICICI Lombard General Insurance

Data       May 30, 2018

  On the occasion of World No Tobacco Day, a survey commissioned by the ICICI Lombard General Insurance has found out that the younger respondents demonstrated a more vocal and acceptance approach towards smoking than their middle aged counterparts.   Assessing  the smoking patterns and the behavior...