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India achieves target to eliminate visceral leishmaniasis 'Kala-Azar'

As per the WHO, in 2020, India accounted for 18 per cent of the global burden of kala-azar

India achieves target to eliminate visceral leishmaniasis 'Kala-Azar'
Updated On : 05 Apr 2024 | 8:10 PM IST

Wipro-GE Healthcare to invest Rs 8K crore to 'Make in India for the World'

The products slated for export include positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) used for cancer diagnosis, CT, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) coils

Wipro-GE Healthcare to invest Rs 8K crore to 'Make in India for the World'
Updated On : 28 Mar 2024 | 9:03 AM IST

GQG Partners sells hospital chain Max Healthcare shares through open market

Last year, GQG Partners had acquired shares of hospital chain Max Healthcare Institute in a bulk deal for Rs 415 crore through an open market transaction

GQG Partners sells hospital chain Max Healthcare shares through open market
Updated On : 07 Mar 2024 | 8:01 PM IST

Health Budget: Experts hail more medical colleges, vaccination for girls

Healthcare experts on Thursday gave a thumbs up to the Centre's plan to set up more medical colleges by utilising the existing hospital infrastructure, with some saying the move demonstrates a "holistic commitment" to health. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, while presenting the interim Union Budget for 2024-2025 on Thursday, among other announcements, also said the government will encourage vaccination for girls in the 9-14 year age group for the prevention of cervical cancer. Serum Institute of India (SII) CEO Adar Poonawalla hailed the government's announcement. "I applaud the announcement to vaccinate girls aged 9-14 against cervical cancer. Let's pledge to prevent HPV (Human Papillomavirus) and ensure easy access to vaccination. Extending health cover for ASHA and anganwadi workers, setting up more medical colleges and streamlining maternal and child healthcare schemes demonstrate a holistic commitment to health," he wrote in a post on X. Other medical experts said creatio

Health Budget: Experts hail more medical colleges, vaccination for girls
Updated On : 01 Feb 2024 | 5:41 PM IST

Bajaj Finserv arm acquires 100% stake in Vidal Healthcare Services

On the deal, Pune-based Bajaj Finserv said that it aims to expand its capabilities in the healthcare sector in India

Bajaj Finserv arm acquires 100% stake in Vidal Healthcare Services
Updated On : 30 Jan 2024 | 4:23 PM IST

Fortis Healthcare plans acquisitions, may opt for neutral brand name

We have taken a calculative view that at least for SRL, we have moved to the Agilus brand, and we have successfully completed that last year, said CFO of Fortis Healthcare

Fortis Healthcare plans acquisitions, may opt for neutral brand name
Updated On : 14 Jan 2024 | 11:15 PM IST

636 new Covid cases reported on Monday with 197 instances of JN.1 variant

The new cases of the Covid-19 sub-variant JN. 1 were detected across ten states and union territories

636 new Covid cases reported on Monday with 197 instances of JN.1 variant
Updated On : 01 Jan 2024 | 11:16 PM IST

Hospital industry set to grow at 12% CAGR driven by post-pandemic recovery

This surge in growth has led to an increase in capital expenditure within the hospital industry

Hospital industry set to grow at 12% CAGR driven by post-pandemic recovery
Updated On : 11 Dec 2023 | 8:10 PM IST

India needs additional 2.4 mn hospital beds for recommended ratio: Report

India needs an additional 2.4 million (24 lakh) hospital beds to reach the recommended ratio of 3 beds per 1,000 people, fuelling the demand for healthcare-related real estate space, according to Knight Frank. Currently, India has an estimated 70,000 hospitals, of which 63 per cent are from the private sector, global real estate consultant Knight Frank and US-based Berkadia said in their report released on Thursday. "India is facing a deficit of 2 billion sq ft of healthcare space to cater to its current population base of 1.42 billion people," Knight Frank India said in a statement. India has a considerable gap between the number of hospital beds available in the country and the number of hospital beds required. "India's existing bed-to-population ratio is 1.3/1000 population (both private and public hospitals included), and there is a deficit of 1.7/1000 population. To cater to the existing population, there is an additional requirement of 2.4 million beds," the consultant ...

India needs additional 2.4 mn hospital beds for recommended ratio: Report
Updated On : 23 Nov 2023 | 7:56 PM IST

Fortis Healthcare Q2 results: Net profit declines 15% to Rs 173.7 crore

The company declared results post-market hours. Fortis Healthcare Limited stock was up by 17 basis points (5 per cent) on the BSE to Rs 359.15 apiece

Fortis Healthcare Q2 results: Net profit declines 15% to Rs 173.7 crore
Updated On : 10 Nov 2023 | 9:42 PM IST

WHO South-East Asia region to prioritise investment in primary healthcare

Member countries of the WHO South-East Asia Region on Tuesday committed to prioritising investment in primary healthcare in order to accelerate progress towards universal health coverage. Regional Director of WHO South-East Asia Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh said this will help realise health-related sustainable development goals. "Prioritising investments to strengthen primary healthcare, including the health workforce, will accelerate progress towards achieving health for all and help realise health-related sustainable development goals, health security and equity promoting health systems," she said. Dr Singh was addressing a ministerial roundtable on 'Strengthening primary healthcare as a key element towards achieving universal health coverage' which culminated in the member countries and WHO signing the Delhi Declaration for strengthening primary healthcare. The declaration builds on the commitments of heads of state and government and ministers of health to strengthen primary ...

WHO South-East Asia region to prioritise investment in primary healthcare
Updated On : 31 Oct 2023 | 8:14 PM IST

Zydus appoints Punit Patel as President & CEO for North American Operations

Punit Patel brings over 20 years of experience in both generic and branded pharmaceutical sectors

Zydus appoints Punit Patel as President & CEO for North American Operations
Updated On : 16 Oct 2023 | 3:43 PM IST

Pristyn Care looks to double revenue to Rs 2k cr, turn a profit by FY25

This comes at a time when firm has recently found itself in hot water after facing criticism from patients who claimed that the company forced them to undergo surgeries in a bid to rake in extra cash

Pristyn Care looks to double revenue to Rs 2k cr, turn a profit by FY25
Updated On : 24 Sep 2023 | 11:44 PM IST

Unhealthy controversy

Govt should engage protestors to make Right to Health work

Unhealthy controversy
Updated On : 29 Mar 2023 | 10:31 PM IST

Due to commercialisation, mistrust on health services became narrative: CJI

Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud on Sunday said that due to an overburdened healthcare system, coupled with increasing commercialisation of healthcare, mistrust and suspicion on medical services are becoming narratives surrounding healthcare. The Chief Justice said, "We as a society need to counteract structural and policy constraint which prevent access to good healthcare in order to achieve healthcare justice", while lamenting that growing socio-economic inequalities in India have a disproportionate effect on health outcomes of marginalized groups. Speaking at the 19th Sir Ganga Ram Oration on Prescription for Justice- 'Quest for Fairness and Equity in Healthcare', the CJI said equality and fairness are prime factors that permeate the healthcare system to facilitate justice. "Due to an overburdened healthcare system, coupled with increasing commercialization of healthcare, mistrust and suspicion on medical services are becoming narratives surrounding healthcare. I began by ..

Due to commercialisation, mistrust on health services became narrative: CJI
Updated On : 26 Feb 2023 | 11:04 PM IST

India records 128 new Covid-19 infections, active cases decline to 1,763

India's COVID-19 tally rose by 128 in a day while active cases have declined to 1,763, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday. The death toll stands at 5,30,741 with one death reported from Uttar Pradesh, the data updated at 8 am stated. The total tally of Covid cases was recorded at 4.46 crore (4,46,83,023). The daily positivity was recorded at 0.09 per cent while the weekly positivity was pegged at 0.08 per cent. Active cases now comprise 0.01 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has increased to 98.81 per cent, according to the health ministry website. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,41,50,519, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.19 per cent. According to the ministry's website, 220.52 crore doses of Covid vaccine have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive. India's COVID-19 tally crossed the 20-lakh mark on August

India records 128 new Covid-19 infections, active cases decline to 1,763
Updated On : 02 Feb 2023 | 12:52 PM IST

Lymphatic filariasis not neglected disease for India, says Mandaviya

Lymphatic filariasis is not a neglected disease for India as may be the case in some other countries but is a priority for elimination in a time-bound manner, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said Friday. Inaugurating the National Symposium on India's Roadmap to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis here, he reiterated India's commitment towards the target of eradicating the disease from the country by end of 2027. As part of its commitment to eliminate the disease by end of 2027, the health ministry has come up with a renewed five-pronged strategy as part of which multi-drug administration (MDA) will be held twice a year in synchronisation with National Deworming Day on February 10 and August 10, Mandaviya said. The other aspects of the strategy include early diagnosis and treatment; engagement of medical colleges for strengthening morbidity management and disability services; integrated vector control with multi-sectoral coordinated efforts; inter-sectoral convergence with allied

Lymphatic filariasis not neglected disease for India, says Mandaviya
Updated On : 13 Jan 2023 | 3:30 PM IST

PM Modi-led govt has made Indian healthcare future-ready: MoS Education

The MoS shared that the mortality ratio--Maternal Mortality Ratio and Infant Mortality Ration has reduced under PM Modi

PM Modi-led govt has made Indian healthcare future-ready: MoS Education
Updated On : 24 Dec 2022 | 6:46 AM IST

SC asks Centre, states to file response on uniform healthcare standard plea

The Supreme Court Friday directed the Centre and the states to file their responses on a plea seeking directions for a uniform standard of healthcare for citizens in line with the Constitution by adopting provisions of the Clinical Establishments Act, 2010. A bench of Justices B R Gavai and Vikram Nath granted four weeks to the Union of India and the state governments to file their replies. The top court was hearing a plea filed by Jan Swasthya Abhiyan, Patients' Rights Campaign and K M Gopakumar which had also sought directions for operationalising all the provisions of the Act, as well as Clinical Establishment Rules, 2012 in order to ensure affordable and quality healthcare. The plea had sought directions for notification and implementation of the conditions for registration of clinical establishments such as observance of minimum standards, display of rates for procedures and services, compliance with the standard treatment protocol, as provided in Sections 11 and 12 of the CEA

SC asks Centre, states to file response on uniform healthcare standard plea
Updated On : 02 Dec 2022 | 2:17 PM IST