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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...

Age should not rule out visectomy reversal

For couples who want to have a baby after the man has had a vasectomy, reversing the vasectomy offers a reasonable chance for pregnancy even when the woman is 35 or older, according to a new study. In this scenario, the chance for success is comparable to that of one cycle of a type of in vitro fertilization (IVF) in which sperm is directly injected into an egg. ....Besides reversing a vasectomy,...

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...

Alberta’s New Reform Plans In Health Care Secto

The Health Minister Iris Evans says that Albertans are hoping for new reforms in the field of health care delivery systems. // ..On the other hand the Albertans are known to violate the already existing Canada Health Act. ..Evans has prepared the initial phase of the new health care plan and is already taken it for confirmation to the cabinet; she also plans to introduce more reforms by the en...

Kerala Leads In The Health Sector

Where important health indicators are concerned, the Indian State of Kerala leads the rest of the nation. The latest Economic Review of 2005 says that Kerala is ahead where life expectancy, infant mortality and birth rate are concerned. //The birth rate in the state is 16.70 for every 1,000 people, while it is at 24.80 for the entire nation. Likewise, the death rate is 6.30 as against 8.00 for th...

One fruit that has captured the health benefit sector is Grapefruit!

The University of Jerusalem researchers report that another health benefit of grapefruit is its capability to reduce cholesterol in blood. As a result it reduces the incidence of heart disease. // ....The study has found that heart patients who eat one grapefruit daily can significantly reduce the levels of cholesterol in their blood in comparison to patients who do not eat the fruit. This study...

Annual Budget 2006: Health And Education Sector Receive A Boost

The main focus of the annual budget that was presented by India’s finance Minster P. Chidambaram would be targeted at achievement of a 10% growth rate//. If this were to be accomplished, it would help in the alleviation of poverty, which is omnipresent accross the entire country. The industrial sector had enabled the country achieve an 8.1% economic growth. Attempts would be made to reduce the fi...

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...

Poultry Blues: Blow Hot, Blow Cold Time for Poultry Sector

A fresh case of bird flu in Maharashtra has ruffled up chicken feathers again. More like the lull before a storm, chicken prices which were stabilizing// , have again plummeted following incidents of bird-flu in Maharashtra during the last few days. .. ..There have been few takers for chicken after customers heard reports that Shiddlaghatta in Kolar district and parts of Hyderabad-Karnataka hav...

Government taken to task for health sector problems by doctors!

In a retaliatory step, doctors in Jamshedpur have blamed the administration for the problems plaguing the doctors and patients//. ..As per the editor of the Journal of Indian Medical Association (IMA), Surendra Daga, and state secretary of the Indian Medical Association, Ajay Kumar Singh, and about 100 doctors, the recent rise of violence against doctors is because of the government’s negligent...

Mental Health Sector in Australia Needs an Overall Boost

A government led committee was asked to investigate Australia’s crippled mental health services and community-based care centres. // It is now expected to that the funding would triple for Australia's mental health services and hundreds of community-based care centres will be set up if the Government accepts the demands of a parliamentary committee. The committee asked the governments to release...

Health Sector Manpower Asymmetrical to Population

According to Health and Family Welfare Minister of Bangladesh, Dr Khandker Mosharraf Hossain the manpower in the health sector is asymmetrical// to the present population of the country. ..Addressing a discussion as the chief guest at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium on the occasion of the World Health Day he said that about 38,206 physicians were working in the country for a population of 140 mi...

Men Unaware of Fertility Status After Vasectomy

A recent study conducted by researchers has highlighted that most of the US men who had undergone vasectomies do not turn up as required// for follow up tests done to evaluate the success of the surgical procedure. ..Out of the 436 men who underwent vasectomy at the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, a mere one-fifth were found to attend the two-sets of sperm-checking tests, that played a crucial role in c...

Minister Of State For Industry Urges Corporate Sectors To Help India's Disabled Population

The Minister of state for Industry Ashwini Kumar speaking at a national workshop on 'Disability: Mainstreaming the Marginalised', // today urged the corporate sector in India to draw up a framework so to provide a better job opportunities to disabled people. It is only then can the physically challenged be helped to be brought into the mainstream, said Minister. .. The government's commitment t...

Minister of State For Industry Urges Corporate Sectors to help India’s Disabled Populatio

Industry Minister Urges Corporate Sectors To Help India’s Disabled Population.// ..The Minister of state for Industry Ashwini Kumar speaking at a national workshop on 'Disability: Mainstreaming the Marginalized', today urged the corporate sector in India to draw up a framework so to provide better job opportunities to the disabled people. The minister stated - only then can the physically chal...

Bangladesh Progressing But Must Yet Face Challenges In Health Sector

The visiting Executive Director of United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Thoraya A Obaid said that Bangladesh has attained progress //in some sectors, but it still has many challenges to address in the health sector to become an advanced country. ....She said that in population controlling, reducing child and maternal motility rate, empowerment of women, gender equality and increasing access to...

Health Expert Has Urged Public Sectors To Stop Investing In ITC

A leading health expert has urged all the public sector giants to dissociate themselves with the ITC.// On the occasion of 'World No Tobacco Day' today, he has pleaded the public sectors like Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC), General Insurance Corporation and Unit Trust of India (UTI) to disinvest in Indian Tobacco Company (ITC). ...."The biggest stake holder in ITC is the British Americ...

Stagnant IMR calls for improved health sector reforms

Hyderabad: Despite a whopping amount allocated for health in Andhra Pradesh, the state has recorded the highest in Infant Mortality //Rate among other southern sates, and now the rate is stuck at 62 per 1000 live births for the past 15 years. .. ..This is being seen as a very slow rate and perhaps will take another decade to touch the national average of 41. This will no doubt push Andhra Pradesh...

Vasectomy Reversal to Lead to Birth Defects

Recent research has revealed that men who undergo a vasectomy reversal could be at an increased risk of producing abnormal sperm and probably even lead to birth defects in children. // ..The research was conducted by scientists at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. The study was conducted on men who had undergone vasectomy, a procedure which does not interfere with sperm production but...

Boots Store Also Extend Its Services to the Hospital Sector

Boots group of stores has planned to put NHS general practioner and hospital consultants in its stores. The group is merging with the Alliance UniChem Private Limited //Company to become Alliance Boots which will be effective on July 31. Few of the Boots stores in London are already providing NHS Chlamydia-testing services. But a lot of opposition has come from the British medical association (BM...

India "Underinvesting" In Health Sector, Says Sachs

Jeffrey D Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute, Columbia University, a well-known economist feels that India must direct its attention towards Health Insurance Schemes// in order to provide better healthcare facilities for its citizens. ...."As part its National Health Mission, India should make a National Health Insurance scheme as one of its priority areas, with a large population of the cou...

Vasectomy Vs Intra Vas Device – Check It Out

London: Surgical Vasectomy is in the midst of competition from a relatively new male contraceptive that is endowed with the potential of giving the procedure// a run for its money!.. ..United States Researchers have devised a new ‘Intra Vas Device’ or IVD that can be inserted through a tiny opening created in the scrotum. This device draws upon the strength from a tiny plug of silicone gel which...

Federal government blamed for allocating meager portion to health sector:ALP

Federal government of Australia came under the glaring critics of the opposition party for severely falling short in its allocation of funds for various health promotion programs.// ..The Labor party has blatantly pointed fingers at the current government for lapses pertaining to health program budgets spanning a spectrum of avenues that ranges from rural medical facilities pharmaceuticals and a...

Saudi Arabia for Enhancing Health Sector Ties with India

Saudi Arabia has expressed its readiness to increase its health sector cooperation with India and further open its doors// for Indian pharmaceutical products. ...."We hope to enhance cooperation in the field of health, especially in areas like telemedicine, training and doctors' exchange programmes," Hamad bin Abdullah Al-Manie, the health minister of Saudi Arabia, said Monday. ....Al-Manie, who...

NACO Calls Private Sector To Join The Battle Against AIDS

National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) of India plans to promote the development of public-private partnerships in the battle against HIV/AIDS//. The third phase of the National AIDS Control Programme (NACP-III) is likely to be launched in April. .. Statistics show that approx. 80 per cent of the Indians seek the private sector for outpatient care and over 50 per cent for inpatient care. ..A...

India to Increase Its Allocation for Healthcare Sector

New Delhi: India will endeavour to increase allocation for the health sector from a dismal 0.9 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) to two percent, Minister of State for Industry Ashwini Kumar said Monday.// ....Speaking in a Global Healthcare Conference organised by the industry lobby Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Kumar said the government had in the past sho...

Vasectomy Linked to Dementia

Scientists of Northwestern University in Chicago claim that men who have undergone vasectomy may be at a risk of a specific type// of dementia. This study was published in Cognitive and Behavioural Neurology. ..This research was conducted on 106 men. Out of this, 25 developed a dementia called primary progressive aphasia (PPA) who had also undergone vasectomy. According to the chief scientist of...

Minister Supports Private Sector In NHS

Jack McConnel, the first Minister inaugurated the Scottish Regional Treatment Centre at Stracathro Hospital, Angus on 25th February//. On this occasion, he spoke about the facilities that are being extended to NHS patients. ..According to Mr. McConnell, patients under this scheme are not made to wait and they are being treated faster. This facility is useful to people from both the rural and urb...

European Commission to Boost Chhattisgarh's Health Sector

Raipur: The European Commission is to assist Chhattisgarh in revamping its primary health sector with an aid of Rs.1.5 billion// (more than $33 million) over the next three years. ...."The European Commission has agreed to provide the Chhattisgarh government Rs.1.5 billion for toning up the primary health sector in Raipur, Mahasamund, Rajnandgaon, Janjgir-Champa, Bilaspur and Kawardha districts,...

Union Budget: Impact on Health Sector

The Union budget for 2007-'08, presented by Finance minister P.Chidambaram has drawn cheers from some quarters and flak from others. In his introductory remarks he// said: 'The education and health sectors will also receive substantial funds. In 2007-08, I propose to enhance the allocation for education by 34.2 per cent to Rs.32,352 crore and for health and family welfare by 21.9 per cent to Rs.1...

Britain to Explore Opportunities in Bengal Medical Sector

Kolkata: The British Healthcare Mission, a seven-member delegation visiting Kolkata, is exploring opportunities in the healthcare// sector of West Bengal. ....The team comprising five British medical service companies came here Monday for an interactive session with health sector players of West Bengal. ...."The seminar was held for exploring opportunities of partnership between India and the U...

Apollo Tyres All Set to Enter the Healthcare Sector

Onkar S. Kanwar's Apollo Tyres group has entered the healthcare sector with a super-specialty hospital in Gurgaon,// on the outskirts of the national capital, with a seed investment of Rs.2.1 billion ($45 million). ....Christened Artemis Health Sciences (AHS), the 260-bed hospital over 8.3 acres of land will open next month. "In the second phase, another 240 beds will be added," said Somnath Cha...

Indian Healthcare Sector Will Grow Faster, Says Federal Minister

India’s Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss has said the country’s healthcare sector would grow faster than what has been the case so far//. ..New avenues of opportunity within healthcare itself could open up as the sector emerges as a significant growth driver, the minister said while addressing medical and public health students and researchers at the Boston University in the US. ..During 2002,...

No-scalpel Vasectomies by Skilled Surgeons may Speed Recovery

Among the birth control options for men no-scalpel vasectomies are highly preferred by the physicians. But despite its popularity //there is no definitive statistics to claim about the superiority of this procedure, as much has been stressed about the importance of the training. ....Yet training is not always available or sought, said lead reviewer Dr. Lynley Cook, a public health physician and...

Health Sector Has to Keep Pace With Countrys Development: Ramadoss

Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Anbumani Ramadoss on Tuesday said that the health sector has to keep up with the requirements of the developing nation . ......In his opening remarks at the Third Meeting of the Mission Steering Group (MSG) of National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), Ramadoss said: The country is developing at a scorching pace. The health sector has to keep up with the requi...
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