ValueNotes Healthcare Capsule India – August 2014

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Indian government seeks private players to help rollout National Assurance Mission
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Indian government seeks private players to help rollout National Assurance Mission

Under this mission, public healthcare facilities will be assured of certain important facilities like x-rays. The government wants to involve private players to fill the infrastructural gaps. Read more >>

HOSPITALS
Fortis Cancer Institute launched in Mohali, Punjab
The institute will feature the latest modalities in medical, surgical and radiation oncology. Punjab has a much higher incidence of cancer patients at 90 per 100,000 population, than the national average. Read more >>
Medical Group to establish super specialty hospital with 500 beds in Puri, Odisha
The required investment of INR 1.1 billion will be borne by the company, while the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) will provide five acres of its own land. Read more >>
JJ Group of Hospitals to build 200 private rooms in super specialty building project in Mumbai
The project will require investments worth INR 6.5 billion and will include two eight-storeyed buildings. Each room will be available for a rent of INR 500 per day. Read more >>
DEALS
Cura Healthcare acquires ultrasound imaging firm DE Healthcare
The high-end radiology equipment maker, Cura Healthcare, has forayed into the ultrasound equipment segment by acquiring Chennai based DE Healthcare – its second acquisition in three months after Concept Integrations. Read more >>
CDC Group negotiating INR 9 bn investment in Narayana Healthcare chain of hospitals
The deal will result in JP Morgan partly exiting the company, while also providing fresh capital to Narayana Healthcare for its upcoming projects and current expansion plans. Read more >>
TECHNOLOGY
Lok Nayak hospital in Delhi shifts OPD services to new seven-storey building
The building will have TV displays in every waiting area apart from an automatic queuing and display system for patients. Each floor will be able to accommodate around 2,100 patients. Read more >>
Ortho pilot navigation centre launched by Fortis Hospital Vasant Kunj in Delhi/NCR
This is the most advanced technology in the orthopaedic field for navigation. The technology increases accuracy of joint replacement surgery to up to 95%, while improving functioning and longevity. Read more >>
Blackberry plans healthcare services platform in India for integration of medical devices
It will help aid the early detection of illnesses. Trial runs are already taking place with multiple hospitals in India, including integration with medical equipments and Health Information Systems (HIS). Read more >>
INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENTS
Indian government urged to draft national healthcare policy as per requirements of citizens
Healthcare experts are urging the government to not succumb to the pressures of foreign agencies. The demand comes on the heels of growing influence of organizations such as WHO and World Bank. Read more >>
Max Bupa introduces health insurance plan with cashless treatment abroad for major critical illnesses
The plan covers nine critical illnesses, along with global emergency medical evacuation. It provides flexibility in the sum assured, apart from a 24-month reduced waiting period on pre-existing diseases. Read more >>
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