Overcharging Patients

Why India’s Private Hospitals Can Get Away With Overcharging Patients

One area where successive governments have failed is the continued neglect in instituting and enforcing laws in the area of healthcare that affect all,...
Compulsory minimum work for doctors

Make Compulsory Minimum Period For Doctors To Work In India, Parliamentary Panel Suggests

A parliamentary panel has recommended that a “compulsory minimum period” of working within the country be...
health

Cabinet Okays MoUs Between India and Iran in Health and Medicine

The Cabinet on Wednesday approved two MoUs inked between India and Iran on cooperation in the field of health, medicine and traditional systems of...
Euthanasia

Euthanasia and Living Will: on the Supreme Court’s Verdict

The Supreme Court on last week declared Passive Euthanasia and the right of persons, including the terminally ill, to give advance directives (Living Will) to refuse...
TB

Progress against TB in SE Asian region to have major impact globally: WHO Chief

WHO members nations pledged to ramp up efforts to eradicate tuberculosis by 2030. WHO said tuberculosis was responsible for 1.7 million deaths in 2016, despite...
Antibiotics

Multinational Companies Continue To Produce Unregulated Antibiotics In India

Millions of unapproved antibiotics are being sold in India, according to a new study by researchers at Queen Mary University of London and Newcastle...
tuberculosis

Health Organisations Write to Narendra Modi, Seek Compulsory Licences For Tuberculosis Drugs

Six health organisations and survivors of drug-resistant tuberculosis, health organisations and the TB community have appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to allow issuance...
National Medical Commission Bill

All You Need to Know About National Medical Commission Bill

On December 29, 2017, Minister of Health and Family Welfare JP Nadda introduced the National Medical Commission Bill in the Lok Sabha, the bill...
IHC Annual Lecture

IHC Annual Lecture by Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw Delivered to a Packed Audience

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, CMD Biocon Limited and Chairperson, Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises, delivered the IHC Annual Lecture 2018. A widely anticipated annual event in...
Amazon

Amazon Is Shaking Up A Healthcare Industry That’s Ripe For Disruption

The impact of a plan by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan to create a healthcare company. They have indicated that is will be a...