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Why Your Doctor’s Lab Coat Could Be Bad for Your Health!

When we think about doctors, the white lab coat is often one of the first things that come to mind. In fact, many of us do not feel comfortable seeing doctors who dress without them. Yet this symbol of the medical profession may be a breeding ground for deadly bacteria. New research suggests that the lab coat…

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Compare Existing Products While Porting Health Insurance Plan

“I had taken a floater policy from a private general insurance company in India seven years back, for my son, daughter-in-law and two granddaughters for Rs 300,000. Additional bonus sum insured is Rs 210,000. Its renewal of Rs 22,600 for one year is due. I am not happy with the insurance provider and want to…

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For A Malnutrition-free India

In this election season, it is important to keep promises made not just to voters, but also those made to improve the lives of children, the future of the nation. Despite programme commitments since 1975, such as creating Integrated Child Development Services and national coverage of the mid-day meal scheme, India continues to grapple with…

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Types of Health Insurance Plans in India

With health hazards increasing in India due to many reasons lifestyle; and environmental factors being a few; in such times availing for a health insurance plan; becomes an absolute necessity. A basic health insurance plan basically offers a great deal of benefits; which protects your family and yourself; from unexpected medical expenditure. Such policies cover…

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Health Insurance in India: Pathway to A Better Tomorrow

In India, the concept of healthcare means expenditure; fraudulent misconduct of hospitals and orthodox mindsets; that prevent the social and physical well-being; of our country as a whole. Governmental subsidy measures are inadequate and privately funded organisations; leach upon the vulnerabilities of our brethren among. In times of bustling economic disparities and medical atrocities that…

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Medapp Can Change The Game of Healthcare Ecosystem in India

The chronic disease cases have been growing in India due to the modern lifestyles and changing food habits. Medapp – a healthcare service provider united around a mission of touching lives; changing lives and saving lives; set to change the way people manage health on a day-to-day basis. The company has already touched millions of…

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Wanted: Clamour on Health Care in India

As the general elections approach, political parties scramble to add last-minute, pious healthcare promises to their manifestos. Healthcare ranks low on the State’s agenda. But just as risks for irreversible disease grow when personal health is neglected, systemic neglect of healthcare can lead to an irreversibly inequitable health system. Healthcare in the United States of…

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An Inclusive and Equitable Healthcare System in India

In the year 2017, approximately 56 million people died across the world–which is greater than the World War 2 civilian casualties. There are broadly three categories of casualties. First, mortality due to ageing. Second, preventable mortality and third, mortality due to disease and other causes. While we acknowledge the surge in mortality due to ageing,…

The challenging paradigms

The Challenging Paradigms of Healthcare in India

If healthcare has recently moved to centre-stage; it is because it has become a political priority in the setting of the upcoming elections. The magnitude of ill-health in India has become too severe to be; ignored. Every political party is keen to address this issue as life-saving and potentially, vote-winning. One just needs to read…

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Curb Drug Abuse with Focus on Public Health

Policy-making requires a clear understanding of whether; how and to what degree imprisonment for drug offences; affects the nature and extent of the drug problem. An effective response to drug abuse requires law enforcement to curtail trafficking; treatment to reduce dependency; and alternative sentencing for non-violent drug offenders. GRAPPLING with drug abuse, countries are realising;…

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Health Insurance Portability in India

Sanjay Mishra, 47 had thyroid problems since long. He had this issue listed as a pre-existing condition in his health insurance plan. A couple of years down the line, when his insurer increased the premium substantially, he decided to port his health insurance. However, Mishra was; worried about the fact that his new insurance provider;…

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India Short of 6 Lakh Doctors, 2 Million Nurses

India has a shortage of an estimated 600,000 doctors and 2 million nurses; say scientists who found that the lack of staff who are properly trained in administering antibiotics; is preventing patients from accessing live-saving drugs. Even when antibiotics are available, patients are often unable to afford them. High out-of-pocket medical costs to the patient;…