‘Spend more to improve the country’s healthcare’

The recent incidents in Gorakhpur and Nashik have a thrown light on the poor state of neonatal care in India. TISS has been playing a vital role in healthcare policy making and also has been involved in several healthcare research projects. In an exclusive dialogue with My Medical Mantra Prof. S. Parasuraman, Director of Tata Institute of Social Sciences, explained what necessary steps have to be taken

‘Spend more to improve the country’s healthcare’After the tragic incident in Gorakhpur, in Nashik (Maharashtra) too, the death of 187 infants, merely in the duration of 5 months, has created a controversy and has highlighted the poor state of neonatal care in the country. On this backdrop, Prof. S Parasuraman, Director of Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) exclusively spoke with […]

‘We need more experts in EUS,’ says Dr Anthony Yuen-Bun

Since its invention there have been several major advancements in the EUS technique but the use of this procedure remains low in Asian countries. In a dialogue with My Medical Mantra, Dr Anthony Yuen-Bun Teoh, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong explained the reason behind why it is underused and how can it be made affordable

‘We need more experts in EUS,’ says Dr Anthony Yuen-BunThe second EUS Congress is taking place in Mumbai at Renaissance Convention centre, Powai. Dr Anthony Yuen-Bun TEOH who is a faculty of Medicine at the Chinese University of Hong Kong spoke to My Medical Mantra about the importance of (Endoscopic Ultra Sound) EUS procedure. He also explained why this technique needs to be promoted […]

Role of technology in transforming healthcare

Improved recognition of the role by patients and care providers, establishment of security and privacy guidelines, systematic assessment and evaluation of apps and integration in overall patient care will soon be a reality. Underpinning all of this will be evidence of value generated that will demonstrate improved health outcomes

Role of technology in transforming healthcareTechnology has been transforming healthcare in several innovative ways. The relevance of technology and digitisation is imperative as we look at newer ways of healthcare delivery services. Areas like digital documentation (e-insurance), service requests and smart cards for transaction, can be benefitted from digitisation, thus transforming patient experience, a key element in healthcare delivery. However, […]

‘Women need to show will power,’ says first woman general secretary of TNMC College

Being a General Secretary of a college is a coveted post. It takes a lot of confidence in oneself and the strong mind to handle this position. The position needs exceptional leadership qualities and vision for change. Sandnya Sukhatme is at the center of the attention right now after becoming the first woman General Secretary of  Topiwala National Medical College and B.Y.L. Nair Charitable Hospital

‘Women need to show will power,’ says first woman general secretary of TNMC CollegeTopiwala National Medical College (TNMC) and B.Y.L. Nair Charitable Hospital is one of the premier medical institutes in the country. While the college is well known for healthcare services it has come in limelight for other reason now. Since its foundation in 1921, for the first time in its history, the college has a women […]

Maharashtra govt to make injectable contraceptives available in public hospitals

Currently, there are seven contraceptive methods available under the National Family Welfare Programme and out of which six are for women. The National Health Mission’s thrust areas under the family planning programme are to increase male participation in the process. Given the fact that the percentage of female sterilization is way higher than men, Health Mission also aims at promoting Non-scalpel vasectomy

Maharashtra govt to make injectable contraceptives available in public hospitalsPrior to the World Population Day that is observed on July 11 every year the Maharashtra government will make injectable contraceptives for women available at public hospitals for free. This contraceptive method for women is included in the Union Government’s National Family Welfare Programme. The inaugration ceremony for the state will be on July 10. […]

Healthcare sector exempted from GST’s ambit, doctors welcome move

The 14th Goods and Service Tax (GST) council meeting was chaired by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and was held at Srinagar. The government has decided to exempt the health care sector from GST

Healthcare sector exempted from GST’s ambit, doctors welcome moveThe Union government has taken a decision to exempt the healthcare sector from the Goods and Service Tax (GST’s) ambit. The 14th Goods and Service Tax council meeting was chaired by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and was held at Srinagar. In which the fitment of rates of goods were discussed during the council meeting. Government’s […]

India records an abysmal figure in the healthcare index

As per the report, India’s healthcare index has seen an increase of 14.1 % in last 25 years, going up from 30.7 % in 1990 to 44.8 % in 2015, but the increase in numbers are lesser when compared to Sri Lanka (72.8 %), Bangladesh (51.7%), Bhutan (52.7%) and Nepal (50.8%).

India records an abysmal figure in the healthcare indexA recent report by Global Burden of Disease in The Lancet reveals that India has recorded 44.8% on healthcare index. Its performance is poorer than several neighbouring Asian nations, including Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and China in last 25 years. As per the report, India’s healthcare index has seen an increase of 14.1 % in […]