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Siemens Healthineers announces launch of first fully automated lab

Siemens Healthineers announces launch of first fully automated lab

New Delhi [India], Apr 26 : Siemens Healthineers has announced successful installation of India's first fully automated Aptio Automation track with multidiscipline modalities at the Aspira Pathlab and Diagnostic Limited, Mumbai.

The company aims to help healthcare providers worldwide to meet their current challenges and to excel in their respective environments using products and solutions that increase efficiency and reduce costs.

The new track will enable Aspira to perform all routine hematology, biochemistry and immunoassay tests with a comprehensive selection of pre- and post-analytical modules that automate sample loading, preparation and handling so as to free laboratory staff from time-consuming, low-value tasks.

India, World Bank sign agreement for Uttarakhand Health Systems Development Project

India, World Bank sign agreement for Uttarakhand Health Systems Development

New Delhi [India], Mar 25 : India and World Bank on Saturday signed a financing agreement for IDA credit of USD 100 (equivalent) for the "Uttarakhand Health Systems Development Project".

The Financing Agreement was signed under the presence of Raj Kumar, Joint Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs on behalf of Government of India and Hisham Abdo, Acting Country Director, World Bank (India) on behalf of the World Bank.

A Project Agreement was also signed by Dr. Neeraj Kharwal, Additional Secretary (Health), Government of Uttarakhand and Hisham Abdo, Acting Country Director, World Bank.

Naturopathy- a way to a new, healthier lifestyle

Naturopathy- a way to a new, healthier lifestyle

New Delhi [India], Mar. 16 : Living in harmony with nature can help us improve our overall health in ways more than we can imagine.

Today people across the world are struggling with increasing health issues, rising healthcare costs and dipping immunity and vitality levels. A significant contributor to this worldwide epidemic is the poor lifestyle followed by people all over.

There are alarming trends that should make us sit up and take notice:

- As per a WHO study done in 2014 over 52% of adults worldwide were overweight or obese;

- By 2020 India will have the highest number of Diabetics in the world;

- 28 percent of obese women worldwide develop ovarian cysts; alarming rise in India;

Ramasita posing as a doctor in Apollo Hospitals and spreading false rumors about former CM's death, arrested

Ramasita posing as a doctor in Apollo Hospitals and spreading false rumors

New Delhi [India], Mar 3 : Apollo Hospitals today confirmed that on 24.02.2017, the Hospital filed a Criminal Complaint against the woman going by the name "Ramasita" who was posing as a doctor in the Hospital and making false and fabricated statements about the Former CM's Death.

"Ramasita" had alleged during a public meeting held recently in R.K. Nagar that she was on duty at the hospital when Late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister was brought to the hospital, and that she was brought dead.

A video recording of her speech was widely circulated on Social Media, TV channels and in News Print. This caused tremendous turmoil, damaged the Hospital's image in the minds of people and considerable distress amongst its patients.

Vivo Healthcare aims to establish 100 training centres by the end of 2017

Vivo Healthcare aims to establish 100 training centres by the end of 2017

New Delhi [India], Feb. 21 : India's first healthcare education and training company, Vivo Healthcare is eyeing major expansion across India, South Asia and the Middle East, following fresh strategic funding from Netherlands-based ICCO Investments.

As a global development organisation, ICCO will support Vivo's plans to expand into various emerging markets which have a need for training large numbers of healthcare workers.

This round of investment by Capital 4 Development (A Fund managed by ICCO Investments) follows an earlier investment by Springboard Ventures, a unit of Bennett, Coleman & Co Ltd. This is also a first such investment by a leading capital organisation into a healthcare training company in India.

OUP ventures into healthcare academic and clinical solutions in India

OUP ventures into healthcare academic and clinical solutions in India

New Delhi [India], Feb. 21 : Known for its diverse publishing programmes across different disciplines, Oxford University Press (OUP) introduced its medical publishing programme to India.

OUP's Medicine and Health publishing programme strives to provide excellent content, authored by experts across the globe and mapped to the requirements of the medical fraternity in the region.

The content made available to readers is a blend of thoroughly researched and developed concepts that have undergone in-depth peer reviews for ensuring quality scholarship.

Fortis Healthcare partners with Excelity for payroll and benefits administration

Fortis Healthcare partners with Excelity for payroll and benefits administration

New Delhi [India], Feb. 21 : Excelity Global, India's largest provider of payroll administration, benefits and human capital management, announced its collaboration with Fortis Healthcare, on Monday.

"We take pride that Fortis has chosen Excelity as its partner of choice to manage their payroll and benefits operations. Organisations today are looking to streamline their payroll and benefits administration process while gaining process efficiencies and Excelity has been instrumental in doing this on a continuous basis," said Sumit Sabharwal, CEO (Managed Services), Excelity Global.

As part of this strategic engagement, Excelity will leverage its HR outsourcing experience to manage payroll and benefits for over 22,000 colleagues within Fortis Healthcare and other group companies.

Credihealth introduces 24-hour ambulance service

Credihealth introduces 24-hour ambulance service

New Delhi [India], Feb. 13 : Credihealth, India's leading medical assistance company launched a 24-hour online ambulance booking service in Gurugram. The service aims to bring emergency medical care to people's doorstep, ensuring immediate attention to serious medical cases.

Leading Gurugram hospitals such as Medanta, The Medicity Hospital, Artemis Hospital, Fortis Memorial Research Institute Gurugram, Paras Hospital, W Pratiksha Hospital and Columbia Asia Hospital have partnered with Credihealth to be a part of this endeavour. The move underlines Credihealth's commitment to transform the country's healthcare sector through end-to-end patient assistance.

Affordability and accessibility-focussed Budget for Healthcare, says NATHEALTH

Affordability and accessibility-focussed Budget for Healthcare, says NATHEALTH

New Delhi [India], Feb. 3 : India's apex healthcare body, NATHEALTH has termed the overall Union Budget 2017-18 as progressive, with some unmet needs. NATHEALTH applauded the government's focus on elimination of chronic/communicable diseases in a time-bound manner and improvement of access to healthcare and said that the Government has focussed on bridging the accessibility/affordability gap for the under-privileged.

Columbia Asia Referral Hospital receives coveted JCI accreditation

New Delhi [India], Oct 12 : Columbia Asia Referral Hospital, Yeshwanthpur has received accreditation from Joint Commission International (JCI), one of the oldest recognitions for best practices in quality and patient safety. The JCI accreditation reiterates Columbia Asia's constant endeavor to provide the patients with the highest quality of care and ensuring patient safety in each aspect.

JCI is the International arm of Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), USA, one of the oldest and largest standards setting and accrediting bodies in healthcare that evaluates more than 20,000 organizations and inspires them to excel in providing safe and effective care.

Medicare paid $30 million for ambulance rides for which no record exists

Medicare paid $30 million for ambulance rides for which no record exists

Medicare has spent $30 million on ambulance rides, but there are no existing records mentioning that patients received medical care at their destination, the place where they were picked up from or other important information. As per a federal audit, released on Tuesday, the mystery ambulance rides belongs to a bigger problem with Medicare payments for transporting patients.

The Department of Health and Human Services' inspector general's office has also discovered that a number of urban ambulance services have received money for an average distance of over 100 miles per ride, which is contrary to a national average of only 10 miles for urban ambulance rides.

Coca-Cola claims it Invested $118.6M on Health Research Since 2010

Coca-Cola claims it Invested $118.6M on Health Research Since 2010

Coca-Cola, the leading beverage company, disclosed its recent investments in health research in the US. The company claimed that it made an investment of $118.6 million on health research over the past five years.

The company is learnt to have recently pledged for funding of more such researches in the coming years and making the interments public. Earlier, the company made a huge investment in a Global Energy Balance Network.

The company’s move, however, is also being tagged as a cover-up exercise for the sugar-rich drinks it has been serving to the world and leaving the consumers obese.

Wipro gets Golden Peacock Award 2014

WiproBangalore: IT major wipro on Monday announced it has been recognised with the prestigious Golden Peacock Award 2014, in the category of 'Innovative Product/Service' for Wipro's 'Assure Health' solution in India.

Wipro Assure Health is a disruptive healthcare delivery solution that enables affordable patient centric healthcare through non-invasive wearable sensor, advanced mobility, cloud based analytics and evidence based decision support system, the company said on Monday.

Remote pregnancy monitoring and remote cardiac monitoring are initial two flavours of this innovative solution, it added.

Philips India delivers six innovations for global distribution

Philips India delivers six innovations for global distributionBangalore, April 3 : The India arm of the $32 billion healthcare and well-being giant Royal Philips Thursday unveiled six innovations in areas ranging from miniature ultrasound system and remote critical care to air purification and lighting that have all been developed within the country for global markets.

Miffed by Obamacare success, Bobby Jindal offers own plan

Bobby-JindalWashington, April 3 : Making light of the huge success of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, Louisiana's Indian American Republican Governor Bobby Jindal, offered his own rival plan for healthcare.

Obama scored a major victory as an estimated 7.1 million people signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010 in the teeth of bitter opposition from the Republican Party, which has since made at least 50 attempts to repeal it.

Enrolments into Obamacare might reach 7 million

Enrolments into Obamacare might reach 7 millionThe authorities in the US have said that the total number of people enrolled within the Obamacare health coverage might reach 7 million.

Fortis to add 280 hospital beds in Bangalore

fortis-healthcareBangalore, March 25 : Leading healthcare service provider Fortis Healthcare Ltd is expanding its presence in this tech hub with 280 hospital beds, a statement said here Tuesday.

This will include a 70-bed mother and child care facility.

"The 210-bed tower in the city's southern suburb will have a cancer-care facility, with additional operation theatres, a brain suite and intensive care units," Fortis said.

Growing number of Americans choosing health coverage

Growing number of Americans choosing health coverageData has shown that a growing number of Americana re choosing to get healthcare coverage under the Obama Administration's health care law.

The Affordable Care Act, which came into effect from 1 January, 2014, offers health coverage to the people in the US. Experts had said that technical issues affected the new HealthCare. gov website during the first three months affected enrolments into the system. However, residents increasingly chose to get covered under the system in the country.

Authorities rolling in inmates into Obamacare

Authorities rolling in inmates into ObamacareThe authorities in the US have said that they are planning to enrol inmates in health care coverage that is available to them under the new Affordable Care Act.

The Affordable Care Act, which came into effect from 1 January, 2014, offers health coverage to the people in the US. Jail officials in San Francisco will enrol inmates in health care coverage and experts have said that former convicts with health coverage will be less likely to repeat offenses. The Department of Public Health said that the inmates with health insurance are likely to return to normal life.

PM lays foundation of cancer hospital in Mullanpur

Manmohan-SinghMullanpur (Punjab), Dec 30 : Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday laid the foundation of the Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital and Research Centre here.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Singh described it as a happy and satsifying moment for him.

Praising the Government of Punjab, Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal and the people of the state for providing the land for the cancer hospital and research centre, Dr. Singh further said that they had contributed significantly to the welfare and progress of India.




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