Five years ago, India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) made big promises with regard to health. Specifically, it promised a reduction in out-of-pocket spending. Very few of these promises actually came to fruition, though. For instance, pharmaceutical policy and a policy to curb Chinese imports from dominating the bulk drugs market were announced, but never … Read moreHow BJP’s 5-year health policy check-up is done?
CDL launched its portable ECG device—called MIRCaM—in 2017, marketing it as capable of running three types of ECG tests, each of which usually would need a separate machine. From a simple resting ECG that takes 10 seconds to the Holter ECG, in which a patient wears the device for multiple days. The machine then uses … Read moreWhat is the root cause of the problem?
Joshi believes that online tools could indeed play a part in treating mental disorders. However, she is quick to admit that no tool on Touchkin’s Wysa can guarantee treatment or management of these mental disorders. However, using these tools regularly can help build positive coping skills to help manage difficult thoughts or emotions. It can … Read moreWhy supporting the ideal systems is not the solution?
What makes the hospital chain such a hot favorite though is accessibility, quality care, and one unique feature. Its ‘cluster model’, where, McLemore says, “medium-sized, modular hospitals, 150-200 beds in size, in population heartlands” form “clusters” and basically help each other out. Enabling the growth “Our cluster strategy enables us to grow at low incremental … Read moreWhen the promise of a ‘unique’ union is sure
But Medicare is an outlier. Biomedical waste management is a cutthroat business, with compliance and competition among the main challenges, says Reddy. With every change in rules and specifications, costs go up. For hospitals, clinics, and labs, however, it’s just another expense to be minimized—and the lowest bidder wins. Consequently, returns on investment are low; … Read moreHow Residential sector is generating more medical waste than the healthcare sector
The Ken: There are rumors that AB’s scope could be expanded beyond the 40% population it is now meant for. Even I hear that rumor. That’s how taxes in Canada and Australia work, and everyone gets the best college, healthcare, and whatnot. Poor man’s policy You don’t want AB to be seen as a poor … Read moreHow ten years ago when TMH had paper records on?
However, when the diagnosis of the disease is more expensive than the drug, drugs are prescribed. A blood culture costs between Rs 500 ($7.3) and Rs 1000 ($14.6) but drugs cost Rs 200 ($2.9) to 300 ($4.4). Taking a drug that is widely available is often easier than getting a test done that is not … Read moreHow much amount of the antibiotics per day?
While Neuberg’s journey only began in October 2017, it could be said that its creation was almost twenty years in the making—starting in 1998, when Velu joined hands with Mumbai-based pathologist Dr. Sushil Shah. Shah and Velu expanded the former’s single clinic into a chain of path labs that would eventually become Metropolis. By 2002, … Read moreWhen once bitten and it’s impact of the same for life
Allengers imports image intensifiers and X-ray tubes, while Skanray develops the two in-house. Yet “we are still making profits in it,” Marjara says. Still, he admits that the low prices—between Rs 2 lakh-7 lakh ($2,800-$9,700) per machine—that Skanray and others charge has made business tough. With revenue of Rs 262 crore ($36.6 million) in the … Read moreWhere is the end of the problem?
Saurabh Arora had his best poker face on during a July 2017 interview with The Ken when he said the revenues of Lybrate, the telemedicine startup he founded, were growing. The company’s financials for the year ending March 2017 hadn’t been filed yet. However, Lybrate’s revenues had grown to Rs 22.4 crore ($3.3 million) for … Read moreHow to know the limits of Lybrate?