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Indian Healthcare Sector Needs A National Quality Auditor

According to the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) conducted in 2015-16, 55 percent of Indian households reported not using government health facilities when sick, and 48.1 percent of such households cited poor quality of care as the reason. Consequently, private healthcare facilities have had to shoulder a disproportionate burden of care, especially in the metros.…

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Why Women In India Need To Buy Health Insurance

Women in India are making strides in every sphere. From handling their jobs, to managing homes, women are mantaining a fine balance through highly stressfull situations. Various trends show that lifestyle changes do cost them their health; with a rise in lifestyle-led diseases such as hypertension and heart diseases. Moreover, medical emergencies can hit anyone…

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Home Healthcare Innovations Solution To India’s Healthcare Burden?

Increasing number of healthcare professional as well as healthcare infrastructure is a long term and high investment proposition. Despite many advancements in the past decade, healthcare is still a huge concern for India. India has approximately 1 million allopathic doctors for a population of 1.3 billion. Further challenges of acute shortage of healthcare infrastructure as…

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The Future Healthcare In India

Artificial intelligence (AI) is certain to play a pivotal role across all aspects of modern life in the coming years. Healthcare is no exception. Google’s recent announcement of an AI-driven algorithm to detect eye disease in those with diabetes is a case point; begs the question: To what extent will AI play a role in…

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What Are Co-pay and Deductibles In Insurance Policies?

Thanks to the rising awareness, many individuals have started buying health insurance; personal accident covers and overseas travel insurance, among other products. However, not many understand the fine print, especially when it comes to restrictive conditions. Exclusions and caps; clearly defined and by now, most individuals have a fair idea of most of them. But…

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Indian Envoy: Challenges In Health Sector

The Constitution of India makes healthcare in India the responsibility of the state governments, rather than the central federal government. It makes every state responsible for “raising the level of nutrition and the standard of living of its people and the improvement of public health as among its primary duties”. The National Health Policy was endorsed by the Parliament…

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Rare Diseases, More Common Than You May Think

An estimated one in twenty Indians suffer from an illness classified as a “rare disease”. Fifty percent of these cases afflict children. Despite this, the illnesses remain neglected, both in terms of funding for research, as well as public awareness. Rare disease day, aiming to spread awareness Though International Rare Disease Day does not typically focus on…

Why Buying Health Insurance Should Be Your Top Priority

How many times have you received a call from an insurance company and told them you don’t need health insurance because you are completely fit? Too many to count? This could probably be the worst financial mistake you could ever make! You could be living a healthy life, doing all the right things, working out,…

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Health Spending Not Enough to Make Bharat ‘Ayushman’

Ministry of Health and Family Affairs has received a push in money allocation in the last five budgets; presented by the Narendra Modi government. With 63298.12 crore allocated to the sector this year; the government has once again hiked India’s health spending to win favour with the poor ahead of the crucial Lok Sabha elections…

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Maharashtra Govt Mulling Safety, Health Policy For Labourers

Officials from the labour department said the policy will be drafted on the lines of the central government’s policy; on safety, health and environment at workplaces had the declaration in 2009. A large number of accidents at industrial units in the last few years has prompted; the state government to draft a policy on labourers’…

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Health Study Flags Insurance Holes: In India

A three-state study has found that India’s government-funded or private health insurance schemes; that pay for hospitalisation have not adequately protected households from catastrophic health expenditures; and rekindled the debate on how to achieve universal health care. The study that examined sample households in Gujarat, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh; found 28 per cent of insured…

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Global Junk Food Majors Get Official Say In India

Board members of a front group for the world’s junk food empires have been there as representatives by India’s food safety regulator, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). These representatives belong to the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI), a US-based global non-profit ‘science organization’ — financed by Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Nestle and Pepsi,…