Health

Bill Gates congratulates Indian government for Ayushman Bharat scheme

Indian News       Jan 17, 2019

  New Delhi: Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has congratulated the Indian government for the successful completion of the first 100 days of the healthcare scheme Ayushman Bharat from its launch.   The response from Gates came after Union Health Minister JP Nadda wrote on Twitter that 6,85,000...

TATA AIG General launches ‘Medicare' for health contigencies

Indian News       Jan 16, 2019

  Mumbai: Tata AIG General Insurance Company has introduced its new healthcare variant ‘MediCare’,a flexible and all-inclusive product offering life-long renewal benefit to its customers and offers a sum insured option of up to Rs 20 lacs coverage with no sub-limit for any diseases, no co-pays...

Bajaj Allianz General Insurance launches a Health Policy against Vector Borne Diseases

Indian News       Jan 15, 2019

  Pune: Bajaj Allianz General Insurance, India’s leading private general insurer has launched a new health insurance product called M-Care. It covers 7 major vector borne diseases namely Dengue, Malaria, Chikungunya, Kala Azar, Japanese Encephalitis, Filariasis and Zika Virus. Designed to be a benefit policy, it...

Indians should give up west-oriented lifestyles: Naidu

Facts       Jan 13, 2019

  Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu Sunday called for return to the Indian traditions of healthy eating and living by giving up "west-oriented lifestyles".    He was speaking during the second anniversary function of the Swarna Bharat Trust's (SBT) branch here.    It was time Indians made changes...

US: Drug advertising drives $30 bn Medical Industry marketing machine

International News       Jan 11, 2019

  Ads for prescription drugs appeared 5 million times in just one year, capping a recent surge in U.S. medical marketing, a new analysis found. The advertisements for various medicines showed up on TV, newspapers, online sites and elsewhere in 2016. Their numbers soared over 20...

Bengal pulls out of Ayushman Bharat

Indian News       Jan 10, 2019

  Kolkata:  West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee today announced withdrawal  of  the state from its share of Ayushman Bharat alleging that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is taking all the credit for the health scheme while ignoring the state’s contribution. .  ``My state will not contribute...

Aadhaar savings can fund 3 schemes of the size of Ayushman Bharat: Jaitley

Indian News       Jan 06, 2019

  New Delhi: Terming Aadhaar as a "game changer", Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Sunday said savings made through its implementation can fund three public welfare schemes of the magnitude of Ayushman Bharat -- the ambitious healthcare programme to provide free hospitalisation to millions of poor people.  ...

Ayushman Bharat a 'game changer'; 6.85 lakh patients treated in 100 days: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley 

Indian News       Jan 01, 2019

  New Delhi: Terming Government's flagship scheme Ayushman Bharat a 'game changer' in healthcare, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Tuesday said, as many as 6.85 lakh poor patients have been provided free hospital treatment in the first 100 days of the launch of the programme.  He further...

Virudhunagar, Naupada, Sidharthnagar among top 3 aspirational districts

Data       Dec 27, 2018

  NEW DELHI:  Virudhunagar (Tamil Nadu), Naupada (Odisha) and Sidharthnagar (Uttar Pradesh) have emerged as the top three districts in the ranking of aspirational districts by Niti Aayog.    Pakur (Jharkhand), Hailakandi (Assam) and Chatra (Jharkhand) are three least improved aspirational districts, according to the second delta...

Radiant Life Care backed by KKR acquires Max Healthcare

Indian News       Dec 24, 2018

  New Delhi: Backed by global investment firm KKR, Radiant Life Care Private Limited, a leading Indian hospital management company,  has entered into a transaction under which its shareholders will acquire a majority stake in Analjit Sigh's Max Healthcare Institute Limited from Max India Limited.   The...