India: Medical tourism to see a threefold rise by 2020, says Tourism Minister

A Large number of patients come from abroad for the treatment of heart and liver transplants, kidney and many more diseases in India. Enhancing value in MVT’, published in 2016 -- India is amongst the top 6 MVT (Medical Value Travel) destinations of the world which include Thailand, Singapore, India, Malaysia, Taiwan and Mexico (India ranked third in the world in 2015). Indian Medical Value Travel, pegged at 3 billion USD in 2015, can be a 9 billion USD opportunity by 2020

India: Medical tourism to see a threefold rise by 2020, says Tourism MinisterAbout 50 thousand patients are admitted every year for treatment in the state’s five-star hospitals. Late Eman Ahmed, ‘World’s Heaviest Woman,’ was undergoing treatment in Mumbai. Also, Ever since the civil war broke out in Yemen, thousands of people struggle to find accessible and trustworthy medical care in their homeland and come to seek treatment […]

Patients find it awkward to ask for help from the psychiatrists, says study

Last week, the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind stated that the country is reeling under the issue of serious mental health epidemic. Further pointing at the lack of mental health interventions in the country, he also pointed out that according to the National Mental Health Survey of 2016; nearly 14 per cent of the country’s population requires mental health interventions. Now, a study reaffirms that visiting a psychiatrist is still very awkward

Patients find it awkward to ask for help from the psychiatrists, says studyOur focus is on whether we need a psychiatrist these days, with so much pressure on the mind not merely because of stress but also due to another obvious reason which can hold a person back from resorting to pay a visit to the healers of the mind, and what likely is the reason?  It […]

Fitness first: Type 1 diabetes patients trek to Kalsubai

A two-day trek to Kalsubai Peak in Igatpuri, the highest peak in Maharashtra will be climbed by 23 children and young adults (aged 16-22 years) from 13 cities, across India. With an aim to raise awareness regarding on type 1 diabetes (T1D) - Diabetes India, Udaan and Sanofi India have come up with a unique initiative called ‘OneUp’ gave an opportunity to children to up their fitness levels

Fitness first: Type 1 diabetes patients trek to  KalsubaiAccording to the International Diabetes Federation’s (IDF’s) Diabetes Atlas, India stands second amongst the top ten countries for the number of children with type 1 diabetes (0 to 14 years) and the numbers are increasing by around 3 per cent every year, particularly among children. With an aim to raise awareness regarding on type 1 diabetes […]

People need to change their approach towards a person with dementia, says Nilanjana

She feels that reporting about dementia does not show its real picture. She says that it is important to focus on the developments and accomplishments in its care. Working in the field of dementia care for the past two decades have made her understand the unique needs of both the person with dementia and their family members. She feels that changing our approach to understand the condition and the people experiencing it can produce more well-being than anything else

People need to change their approach towards a person with dementia, says Nilanjana  Reporting about dementia more often do not capture its daunting picture. Yes, dementia can be miserable and chaotic and everything in between. I can think of no other condition that could place such a heavy burden on families, communities, and societies. However, it’s important to focus on the developments and accomplishments in dementia care, […]