Health

Odisha, Tata Trust plan Rs 1,000 crore cancer care facilities

Indian News       Jul 09, 2018

  Bhubaneswar: Odisha government and Tata Trust will jointly spend Rs 1,000 crore for development of cancer care facilities in the state in next five years, a senior official said on Monday. The decision in this regard was taken at a meeting chaired by chief secretary...

Beneficiaries of Ayushman Bharat scheme to receive letter from PM Narendra Modi

Indian News       Jul 09, 2018

New DelhI: Beneficiaries of the Centre's flagship medical insurance scheme Ayushman Bharat will receive a letter from Prime Minister Narendra Modi informing them about its benefits.  Through the Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Scheme, the government aims to provide a coverage of Rs 5 lakh per...

Obesity :Health Challenge of the 21st Century

Articles       Jul 07, 2018

  For the first time in history, more people are suffering from obesity than from starvation worldwide. According to the World Health Organization, approximately 2.3 billion adults were overweight, and more than 700 million people obese in 2015, a substantial and rapid increase over the prior...

Modicare to roll out on Aug 15,govt to list insurers & hospitals shortly

Indian News       Jul 05, 2018

  New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s plan to provide health insurance to half a billion Indians - a mass of people larger than the entire population of South America - before he seeks a fresh mandate next year is already facing serious hurdles.   Almost five...

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...