ValueNotes Healthcare Capsule India – November 2014

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EDITOR'S CHOICE
Sir H N Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre inaugurated in Mumbai, India
It will have 348 beds and will be the first hospital to have tie-ups with John Hopkins, MD Anderson Cancer Centre, Massachusetts General Hospital and University of Southern California.
The operation theatres are equipped with facilities for robotic surgery and online video conferencing, enabling live consultations with specialists across the world, a hybrid cath-lab – said to be India's first for emergency heart operations, and state-of-art diagnostics facility with Asia's first new generation CT scan. Read more >>
HOSPITALS
West Bengal to invest over INR 30 bln to set up 40 new speciality hospitals
The hospitals are likely to come up and be operational over the next one year. Three new cancer care facilities in Burdwan, Murshidabad and Kamarhati will also come up over the next two to four years. Each cancer hospital will cost approximately INR 400 million. Read more >>
Andhra Pradesh government hospitals to receive facelift worth INR 450 mln
This is in addition to the establishing of 1,000 generic medical shops across the state in a few months. The state government is also planning to commence cardio-thoracic surgeries under the public-private-partnership (PPP) mode at Guntur General Hospital shortly. Read more >>
Apollo Hospitals’ multi-speciality facility opens in Indore, India
The hospital offers round-the-clock emergency and trauma care and features such as virtual visits to Intensive Care Units through video conferences, and modern operation suites. It comes with the concept of the latest innovation of 45 eICU beds. Read more >>
Medanta to open 1,000-bed super-speciality hospital called 'Medanta Avadh' in Lucknow, India
The hospital will have a 300-bed intensive care unit (ICU) and 30 ultra-modern operation theatres. It is set to have advanced equipments and robotic surgical procedures will also be carried out. The Medanta management has even approved setting up of Unani and Ayurvedic medical centres at the medical facility. Read more >>
Sankara Eye Hospital’s Jaslok Chanrai Community Eyecare now open in Kanpur, India
The new 225-bed 40,000 sq. ft super specialty hospital would have state-of-the-art ophthalmology infrastructure. The hospital would work on the model which would enable it to provide highly subsidised eye care to the rural community at large. Read more >>
CritiCare Multispeciality Hospital and Research Centre opens second branch in Mumbai, India
The 100-bed boutique hospital provides comprehensive services under one roof with professional management, positioning it as one of the best medical centres in the city. Read more >>
DEALS
Sakra World Hospital JV to invest INR 5 bln for two speciality hospitals in Bangalore and Chennai, India
Both hospitals will have up to 300 beds each and about 180 of the 600 new beds being added will be ICU-focused. The Indo-Japanese healthcare JV has been planning to expand its operations to an eventual 20,000 beds nationwide.
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TECHNOLOGY
Indian government planning to link universal health assurance scheme with Aadhaar number
This will help the government to check ghost beneficiaries and fraudulent claims. Under its flagship National Health Assurance Mission (NHAM), which will be launched shortly, the government plans to cover the entire population.
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INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENTS
India to invest INR 1,700 bln on universal healthcare scheme
Under this scheme, free drugs, diagnostic tests and insurance cover will be provided to all its citizens. The scheme under the NHAM would be rolled out in a phased manner from April 2015. It will cover the entire population while taking care of their healthcare needs by March 2019. Read more >>
India to roll out NHAM in less than six months
NHAM is presently being readied for submission to the union cabinet. Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said that NHAM would put an end to the marginalisation of the majority of Indians from quality and affordable health care. Read more >>
Karnataka’s new Industrial Policy (KIP) provides booster shot for the state’s pharma companies
The benefits to the state exchequer from the pharma sector with this new policy could be highly attractive. KIP 2014-19 also seems to have made the state’s Pharmaceutical Policy 2012 redundant. Read more >>
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