Step up campaign for organ donation, urges Vice President

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu called for stepping up the campaign for organ donation in a big way to meet the huge demand due to rising number of end organ failures of kidney, liver, heart, lung and pancreas. He also pressed for making organ transplantation an affordable procedure

Step up campaign for organ donation, urges Vice PresidentAddressing the 29th annual conference of the Indian Society of Organ Transplantation in Hyderabad today, Naidu pointed out that although there was a huge requirement for donated organs in the country, only a miniscule number were getting them. “Of the 85,000 liver failure patients on waitlist annually, less than 3% get the organ. Similarly, while two […]

India: Mentally ill patients to get health insurance cover

In a country with such a large prevalence of mental issues, it would only be natural to expect that institutional support would be robust to tackle this challenge. But surprisingly, no insurance provider seems to have any policy to cover mental illnesses. 

India: Mentally ill patients to get health insurance coverAlthough we are living in a day and age where there have been many groundbreaking advances and innovations in science and technology. At times, we are faced with a stark reminder that more has to be done. One such example pertains to insurance, while there are many kinds of insurance available, such as, home insurance, […]

Star Health Insurance launches India’s first insurance cover for children diagnosed with Autism

The Star Special Care aims to provide cover upto Rs 3 lakhs for children diagnosed with autism. In a first of its kind move, a health insurance company has introduced health cover for children diagnosed with autism. It will cover special needs including various therapies. And it’s a welcome move for doctors

Star Health Insurance launches India’s first insurance cover for children diagnosed with AutismAutism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects 1 in every 65 children born. Both parents and doctors have always expressed the need to have trained professionals for overall development of the child. The Star Health Insurance policy aims at catering to the needs of autistic children. As per the policy, children between 3 and 25 years of […]

Cancer not only an emotional burden, but also a greater financial burden

An alarming 69% of the respondents in the survey have no financial aid whatsoever at their disposal to deal with cancer. A scarce 21% of respondents have a specific ‘cancer’ insurance cover to facilitate their medical expenses, as per oncologists. Almost 63% of cancer patients admitted to having sought their oncologist’s advice to fund the cost of treatment and consequent expenses

Cancer not only an emotional burden, but also a greater financial burdenThe results of the survey brought to light the inadequate awareness levels amongst the respondents with regards to incidences, stages, types and cost of treatment of cancer. It further stated that majority of people lack the understanding of even tapping the disease. In a breakthrough, the survey also highlighted significant dependence on the doctor for […]

Primary healthcare needs to improve and gain importance in India, say panellists

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Western Region hosted a panel discussion on ‘Primary Healthcare and Wellness’ on Wednesday at Hotel Grand Hyatt, Mumbai. The discussion dealt with the need of innovations and practices with regards to primary healthcare

Primary healthcare needs to improve and gain importance in India, say panellistsPrimary healthcare and wellness is a topic of discussion that each of us will look forward too. It is so because accessible quality primary healthcare has been a neglected area in the healthcare sector for more than two decades now. However, there is no denying that there is ample innovation in the sector of medicine […]

‘Health insurance should be affordable and accessible by one and all’

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) healthcare conclave hosted a session on insurance and last mile challenges in insurance like coverage offered, procedural issues related to maintenance. As per the experts, the innovations such as insurance must be made hugely available and affordable

‘Health insurance should be affordable and accessible by one and all’Life insurance is the need of the hour. How much we take care of our health, with a change in time and technology and the environment, lifestyle diseases can wreak havoc in our life unexpectedly. Chances of life threatening diseases have also increased by leaps and bounds. Thus, we need a protective circle that protects […]

There is an urgent need to seek greater improvement in terms of primary healthcare

CII, Western Region shall be hosting a panel discussion on ‘Primary Healthcare and Wellness’ on August 23rd at Hotel Grand Hyatt, Mumbai. The discussion will deal with the need of innovations and practices with regards to primary healthcare

There is an urgent need to seek greater improvement in terms of primary healthcarePrimary healthcare and wellness is a topic of discussion that each of us will look forward too. It is so because accessible quality primary healthcare has been a neglected area in the healthcare sector for more than two decades now. There is, no however no denying that there is ample innovation in the sector of […]

Health insurance should be affordable and accessible by one and all

The CII conclave on coming Wednesday will host a session of Insurance and last mile challenges in insurance like coverage offered, procedural issues related to maintenance

Health insurance should be affordable and accessible by one and allLife insurance is the need of the hour. Public health policy, in all is a matter of discussion for each and everyone of us at a certain point in time. The operating environment of healthcare providers is very important for the health care developments in the country. The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Western region […]

‘Multiple factors responsible for increase in families health expenditure’, say doctors

A Praja Foundation survey of 2016-2017 in Maharashtra, revealed that the average spending on healthcare is 7.8%, while, the overall annual household expenditure on health is 22,460 crores. And even if the expenditure is more than the previous year, doctors inform that patients pay willingly, as it is the matter of their health

‘Multiple factors responsible for increase in families health expenditure’, say doctorsPraja Foundation’s project director Milind Mhaske informed us that health expenditure has significantly increased this year, compared to the previous year.  And there can be various reasons for this, for example — many people don’t have medical policies. Doctors feel that there is a lot of awareness among people regarding health issues. As even if […]