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Healthcare sector is now a multi billion-dollar industry in India

A Confederation of Indian Industry study has identified the health care sector in India as a potential gold mine. India is poised to develop into a 'regional healthcare hub' with the $17 billion healthcare industry growing at a rate of 13 per cent the study says. With a 16% increase in budgetary outlay the healthcare industry is poised to zoom ahead bringing with it big bucks as returns. ..The st...

Iodex goes to SmithKline Beecham consumer Healthcare

Iodex is the market leader in the pain-balm segment, with a market share of 70 per cent-plus. Iodex faces challenges from local brands like Amrutanjan, Tiger Balm (locally manufactured by Elder Pharma), Zandu Balm and Sensur of Glenmark. // ....Glaxo SmithKline India (GSK) has decided to transfer its Iodex range of products to SmithKline Beecham Consumer Healthcare (SKBCH), a GSK subsidiary. SKB...

India To March Ahead in The Global HealthCare Competition

The central government is supporting a programme named the "golden triangle" in which three institutes are working together to validate medicine protocols //for the global market.These are the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, the Indian Council of Medical Research and the Department of Indian System of Medicines. ....Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss told that the market for plant...

Singapore’s Healthcare To Outsource To Indian Firm For Faster X-Ray Result

Singapore has made an outsourcing agreement with an Indian firm for sending x-ray results that will save the costs and benefits patients and doctors// as well. Under the agreement the x-rays taken there will be sent electronically to India to get the results in a faster manner. ..Under the National Healthcare Group's (NHG's) agreement with India's Teleradiology Solutions, a polyclinic has been s...

Healthcare Professionals Might Want To Rethink Their Dress Code

A new study shows nearly half the neckties worn by medical staff carry disease-causing bacteria. Researchers sampled the neckties of physicians, // physician assistants, medical students and security personnel at a teaching hospital. Their data confirmed that nearly 50 percent of the neckties worn by the medical staff were contaminated with bacteria. ..Although there is no evidence to suggest the...

WHO report asks for improved healthcare for mother and child

WHO had expressed concern over the way pregnancy and childbirth in under developed countries had led to rise in the death rate of women and children. // In The World Health Report 2005 released this month WHO had urged the countries to increase life saving care to pregnant women and children till the age of 5 yrs. ....The WHO report says that about 530,000 women all over the world die each year...

New X-ray machine launched by GE Healthcare

GE Healthcare, a division of US-based General Electric (GE), Tuesday launched HF Advantage, the next generation X-ray system designed, developed and made in India for the domestic and international markets. // ..Powered by high-frequency X-ray technology, the state-of-the-art product is equipped with a high-power 32KW generator hitherto used in high-end CTs and X-ray machines. ......"The product...

Medical Fraternity Urged To Revamp Indian Healthcare

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday expressed concern at India's health indicators, describing them among the worst in the world, as he urged the medical fraternity to revamp healthcare within the next decade//. ....Launching the golden jubilee celebrations of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here, he exhorted policy planners and doctors to emulate the example of Kerala, whic...

British Healthcare Mission Explores Partnership Possibilities With Indian Healthcare Sector

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and British High Commission organized a seminar to explore the possibility of pushing medical tourism in India along with joint ventures in services and manufacturing. They invited the // United Kingdom Trade and Investment's (UKTI) healthcare mission to lead the discussion with Indian partners in Chennai on Wednesday... ..The British delegation was lead...

Need For Social Churning Emphasized In CMC Meet On ‘Leadership In Healthcare

The Secretary of the National Commission on Macroeconomics and Health, K Sujatha Rao, emphasized the need for the Union Government to make mandatory a comprehensive Universal Health Insurance System for the people//. ..She advocates the utilization of 9 % of the GDP on health and adopt a cross-sectoral approach which should include education, socio-economic growth and provision of basic infrastr...

LINK Applied Genomics Programme Promises To Revolutionize Healthcare Systems

The LINK Applied Genomics Programme has proved to be a success in that it has made it easier to diagnose meningitis, MRSA and Chlamydia; has regenerated spinal nerve cells//, made it possible to personalize breast cancer treatment and has provided effective vaccines against Salmonella. This programme had researchers from 17 universities and research institutions in collaboration with 23 industria...

India Can Manage World’s Healthcare Crisis By 202

By 2020, India has the potential to be the healthcare crisis manager for the world and can earn upto $25 billion from medical tourism, experts say.// ..Speaking at a health summit organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Indian Health Care Foundation (IHCF), experts said the government should double the expenditure on healthcare and facilitate public-private partnership to...

Indian Healthcare Facilities Come In For Praise

Ellen Parry, a 59 year old British grandmother is all praise for the healthcare facilities available in India after undergoing a surgery// in the Indian city of Bangalore. The surgery at the Ramaiah Memorial Hospital has cured her of a painful back. Parry came to India for treatment, as she was unable to get the treatment on the UK’s National Health Service (NHS). The surgery in Bangalore cost he...

State Of The Art Healthcare Facility Opened In 'New Dubai' by Welcare

A unique world class healthcare facility, supported by Welcare World Health Systems, has been launced in the New Dubai region. // A full service ambulatory health care service comprising of outpatient, emergency, day care surgery and diagnostic // services had been recently inagurated in Knowledge Village. ..The new facility, Welcare Ambulatory Care Center is open from 8 am to 11 pm and fucn...

Copeman Healthcare To Establish Private Clinics

Canada’s private health-care firm Copeman Healthcare has announced its intentions of establishing its presence in Ontario and other prominent cities in the country by the year 2007. //The Health Minister of the Province has said that large fines will be imposed on the organization if any legislation is contravened. It has been opined that the move of Copeman Healthcare will contribute towards bel...

Additional Responsiblities To Be Taken Up By Allied Healthcare Professionals

In order to meet the growing demand for medical staff, it has been proposed to extend the Medicare payments to other health professionals. The role, currently played by nurses, podiatrist surgeons and other allied health professionals would be further extended to accomodate them into vacant postitions. // ..It has led to mixed reactions from doctors and other health professionals. The proposal w...

MIOT Hospital Signs Agreement With German Healthcare Facility

South India's Madras Institute of Trauma, more familiarly known as MIOT hospital, has signed an agreement with a public healthcare system of a city in Germany, aimed at sharing resources in the paramedical, //medical, and hospital administration fields. ....MIOT signed a memorandum of understanding with Stuttgart Mayor Wolfgang Schuster on 28 January 2006. Stuttgart's public healthcare system i...

Controversy over Copeman Healthcare fee

Profit based Vancouver Company Copeman Healthcare Inc.’s may face charges of legal action and fine as the company plans to charge an initial consultation fee of $3,500. // The Ontario Health Coalition is going to submit a memorandum to the Health ministry to take action against the Copeman Healthcare as the coalition is against money based treatment and recommends universal rate for all treatment...

Sri Lanka Gets The Help Of Healthcare Professionals

Several disabled people in Sri Lanka will derive the benefits from the skills of five healthcare professionals who have returned to the country after receiving training // in the field of prosthetic and orthotic devices for the disabled. With their graduation from the program at the Cambodian School of Prosthetics and Orthotics in Phnom Penh, funded by the US Agency for International Development,...

Copeman Healthcare May Face Government Fines

Copeman Healthcare of Canada has been warned of fines by the Government if it were to charge fees towards provincially insured health services. Copeman Healthcare intends to establish clinics in Ottawa, Toronto, and // London, and it has announced that it will be charging a joining fee of $1,200, and another $2,300 towards annual fees from the patients it treats. ....The medicare law of the sta...

More Spending Does Not Ensure Better Healthcare

The Conference Board of Canada has revealed that investing more money in the country’s healthcare system will not serve any purpose, as this does not necessarily// result in better services. The manner in which the money is spent is more important, according to Conn Hamilton, the author of the report. The name of the report is Healthy Provinces, Healthy Canadians. ....The best healthcare system...

Blair Welcomes 11 Private Healthcare Providers into NHS

British Prime Minister Tony Blair today formally inducted 11 private healthcare providers into the public NHS system thereby taking a further step towards increasing competition in the health sector. //Mr Blair and the health secretary, Patricia Hewitt, welcomed the new members at a summit held at Downing Street to mark the launch of NHS Partners Network. ..The partners signed a document pledgin...

Task Force Set Up By PM To Fill Up The Healthcare Sector

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh set up a task force to fill up the healthcare sector, which runs shortage of doctors, nurses and lab technicians. The recruitment not only fills // up the void but also give an opportunity to the unemployed. ..The move is based on the recommendations of a recent report submitted by National Commission on Macroeconomics and Health, highlighting the huge gap in human...

PM Launches Healthcare Foundation For India

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has announced the launch of an ambitious public-private initiative for the establishment of five institutions in order to train around 5,000 public health professionals. // This announcement seeks to address the inequalities in healthcare between the rich and the poorer sections of the society. ..The new venture named the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), al...

Easy Access To Healthcare Services Essential For Better Survival Rates

Cancer survival rates have bettered among the teenagers and young adults (TYAs) in countries where people can have easy access to healthcare services// than in those where people have to pay for their own medical insurance ..It has been found that Australia's system of health insurance for all, regardless of age, meant that TYAs were more likely to survive cancer in Australia than they were in th...

India Need To Pay More Attention to Manpower in Healthcare

Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Khandker Mosharraf Hossain said that an asymmetrical ratio exists between the manpower in the health sector for the present population. //He said an adequate manpower is necessary to ensure proper healthcare to the people. ..Statistics show that about 38,206 physicians and 20,034 nurses are working in the country of 140 millions people. The number of nurses...

Healthcare Worker Arrested For Administering Noxious Substances

A 45-year old woman was arrested on suspicion of administering noxious substance to the patient in the hospital. The woman is working at the Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge// and was thought to give lethal doses of drugs to the patient. .. Hence she was arrested by the Cambridgeshire police. The woman is a member of medical staff but not a qualified nurse. She was arrested at the hospital pr...

New Healthcare Scheme For Rural Areas Launched

The Indian Government has launched a unique healthcare scheme to improve the currently existing medical and surgical services in the rural areas//. Additionally, doctors in the country’s primary healthcare centres would be provided appropriate medical facilities to render their services in a better way. ....Christened as 'Rural Surgery', the project will be launched by the National Board of Exam...

UK Has To Focus On Bridging the Gap between Healthcare Professionals and Patients

According to the report of a medical charity in the UK it is found that there is very little exchanged between the Patients and healthcare officials. //The Government though has taken all possible steps to promote patient-friendly health services through the current reforms. But the sad state is that UK lags behind Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Germany and the USA. This Picker Institute study r...

Where Is Our Healthcare System Heading?

The current problem with the healthcare system is that despite increased salaries family doctors are now perceived to be less flexible. Many patients complain// that it takes days to get an appointment fixed. And after NHS24 has come it is nearly impossible to guarantee good medical attention out of hours. But some GPs are said to be earning £250,000. Out-of-hours rotations used to work perfectly...

Indian American Doctor Wants Healthcare Reforms

Chicago: An Indian American physician, who is president-elect of the Chicago Medical Society, has said that doctors should take the lead and work with lawmakers in the US on healthcare reforms that should include a reduction in fines to be paid in cases of medical negligence. // ..Shastri Swaminathan, a psychiatrist who has served as president of the Illinois Psychiatric Society, will take over...

Indian American Doctor Wants Healthcare Reforms

An Indian American physician, who is president-elect of the Chicago Medical Society, has said that doctors should take the lead and work with lawmakers in the US on healthcare// reforms that should include a reduction in fines to be paid in cases of medical negligence. ..Shastri Swaminathan, a psychiatrist who has served as president of the Illinois Psychiatric Society, will take over as Chicago...

MedChi Slashes down the Pays for Healthcare Providers

MedChi, Maryland's largest health insurer has cut down payments for health care providers. Angered by this the state medical society has requested investigation //in to this matter. The insurers reduce payment to physicians and other providers due to which independent physician are forced out of practice and have to turn towards hospitals for support. ..In reply to this MedChi said in a letter t...

Genomatix Licensed By Bayer Healthcare

Genomatix is a microarray platform which is now licensed by Bayer HealthCare. It enables biologists and bio-informaticians to analyze chip raw data//. ..It employs the latest genomic annotation. ..It combines both literature and pathway mining in a single coherent system. ‘After several successful pilot studies we are now very pleased that Bayer HealthCare licensed ChipInspector. ..We expect...

Healthcare System Remodelled - Iraq

Researchers at Yale School of Nursing, reported from a study that in Iraq, nurses started to build new hospitals, language training and creating// more autonomy, to made respect their profession as priorities in reconstructing a healthcare system in the war spoiled country. ..A total of 744 surveys were collected from nurses in the Dohuk and Erbil regions of northern Iraqi Kurdistan by field res...

Saket Hospital to get Multi-speciality Facilities from Max Healthcare

Max Healthcare Thursday opened its sixth hospital in the capital to offer multi-speciality facilities under one roof//. ....Together with the new 200-bed Max Super Speciality Hospital, the Saket hospital complex of Max will now offer 450 bed facility along with the most advanced neurosurgery department equipped with Asia's the first Brain Suite. ....'Except oncology, the Max hospital complex at...

Waiting list in British healthcare causing them to shell out a fortune!

Due to long and endless waiting lists for patients in Britain, they are forced into taking treatment elsewhere and that causes them a fortune //. .. ..For example citing an arthritis case of an Ulster man, who had to pay thousands of pounds so that he can be cured fast, could have done free if by NHS. But the waiting list was too long to wait for. He had to spend £3,500 on two drugs - Humira and...

Govt to Shift its Focus From Curative to Preventive Mode of Healthcare

The government is shifting its focus from the curative mode of healthcare to the preventive one, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Anbumani Ramadoss said here Friday //. ....'Children will be administered all viable vaccines, including those for Hepatitis B and Japanese Encephalitis. We are switching over to the preventive mode of medicare,' Ramadoss said after dedicating the Diarrhoe...

Healthcare And Education Top Most Priority Of The Govt: Nitish

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said providing quality healthcare and education to the people of Bihar was the topmost priority of his government and for this the government had earmarked enough fund //. ....After flagging off four mobile hospitals christened as 'apan asptal (own hospital) and an incinerator unit at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS) here, Kumar said his g...

GE Healthcare to Acquire Swedish Medical Company

General Electric Co is to buy Swedish medical company Biacore to complement its own healthcare division GE Healthcare, the two companies have announced. // ....The Fairfield, Connecticut-based GE will purchase Biacore, which specialises in instruments for medical research, for 3.22 billion Swedish kroner ($438 million). .... ..Pharmaceutical company Pfizer Inc, which holds a 41 percent stake in...
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