Health

Health and well-being programs fragmented, do not meet the needs of stressed Asia workforces: Willis

Articles       May 28, 2018

  Hong Kong: By and large, employers in Asia still miss the mark when it comes to their health and well-being benefits, with many employees feeling that their needs are not met, according to research from leading global advisory, broking and solutions company Willis Towers Watson.  ...

Nipah virus: Bihar, Sikkim, MP, Puducherry issue advisories for people

Indian News       May 26, 2018

  New DelhI: In the wake of the Nipah virus outbreak in Kerala, which has claimed 13 lives until now, the Bihar government, Sikkim health department, Madhya Pradesh Health Ministry, and Pudducherry collector office have issued advisories urging the people of their respective states to take...

India 145th among 195 countries in healthcare access, quality

International News       May 23, 2018

  India ranks 145th among 195 countries in terms of quality and accessibility of healthcare, behind its neighbours like China, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Bhutan, according to a Lancet study.   The Global Burden of Disease study, however, mentioned that India has seen improvements in healthcare access...

Govt unveils cheaper rates for treatment packages under NHPS

Indian News       May 23, 2018

  New Delhi: Finally, the government has unveiled the proposed rates for over 1,354 treatment packages, ranging from Rs1,000 to over Rs1.50 lakh, for the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Swasthya Suraksha Mission that will be managing National Health Protection Scheme(NHPS) promising up to Rs 5 lakh cover...

Insurance companies to refund excess premium under NHPM

Indian News       May 03, 2018

  New Delhi: Insurance companies will have to mandatorily refund excess premium if the claim ratio turns out to be less than 85 percent under the Centre's ambitious 'National Health Protection Mission' (NHPM), says a proposal by the health ministry. The programme will provide a coverage...

Govt has made 'serious' efforts to curb air pollution: Environment Ministry after WHO report

Indian News       May 03, 2018

  New Delhi: The Centre has made "serious" efforts to fight air pollution and the 2017 air quality data for fine particulate matter PM2.5 has shown improvement over the previous year, the Environment Ministry said today, after a WHO report listed 14 Indian cities among the...

More than 90 per cent people in the world breathing polluted air

International News       May 02, 2018

  GENEVA: More than 90 percent of the global population is breathing in high levels of pollutants, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, blaming poor air quality for some seven million deaths annually.   Fresh data from the UN health body showed that every corner of the...

Cabinet approves continuation of PMSSY beyond 12th Five Year Plan to 2019-20

Indian News       May 02, 2018

  New Delhi: In a major boost to expansion of health care infrastructure in the country, the Union Cabinet today approved the continuation of the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY) beyond 12th Five Year Plan to 2019-20.   The PMSSY, which is a central sector scheme,...

UP plans 1,000 hospitals; Ernst & Young asked for detailed project report

Indian News       Apr 29, 2018

Luknow: The Uttar Pradesh government is planning to construct around 1,000 hospitals under public-private-partnership (PPP) mode to provide good healthcare facilities to people, Health Minister Sidharth Nath Singh said. He said that leading consulting firm Ernst&Young has been asked to prepare a detailed project report....

Vinod Paul, Member, NITI Aayog

Govt to remain flexible in fixing NHPS premiums

Indian News       Apr 28, 2018

  Mumbai: Even as the Modi government’s  ambitious flagship programme  healthcare scheme, National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS), is likely to be launched on Oct 2, the government is determined to ensure that costs should not be a barrier in providing efficient healthcare services to over 10...