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Indian healthcare sector
Indian healthcare sector is booming with corporate hospitals, says Siemens Healthcare-India
Indian healthcare services sector is booming with corporate hospitals expanding their network to tier II/III cities and the sector is also increasingly attracting venture capital investments, according to a senior executive of Siemens Healthcare-India. Read more >>
Upgradation of GSVM into super-speciality hospital in Uttar Pradesh
The project will be carried out under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana. The central government will contribute to a shared fund of INR 1500 million, to which the state government will provide INR 250 million. Read more >>
Government medical colleges and hi-tech hospitals to be set up in all 30 districts of Karnataka
As part of its aim to provide better healthcare services to all citizens, the government has already given its nod to establish 12 medical colleges in several districts. The remaining districts will be covered in a phased manner. Read more >>
Portea Medical to invest USD 20 mln to enter 32 more cities by end-2015
The firm already has a presence in 18 cities and aims to be present in 50 Indian cities having a population of more than 1 million. The funds for expansion will be raised through private equity. Read more >>
Apollo Hospital Group assessing options to acquire Kolkata-based West Bank Hospital
West Bank Hospital has more than 250 beds and its services cover the areas of gynaecology, ophthalmology, oncology, surgery, paediatrics, cardiology, psychiatry, dermatology, medicine, neurology, chest medicine, gastroenterology and orthopaedics. Read more >>
Aster DM Healthcare acquires Sri Sainatha Multi Speciality Hospital for USD 6.8 mln
Sri Sainatha Multi Speciality Hospital operates under the Prime Hospitals brand name and currently has 250 beds across its hospital centres in Kukatpally and Ameerpet. Read more >>
Prime Ministerial agenda includes government-funded medical research institutes with participation of private sector
These institutes will cover the areas of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. The government is currently exploring the feasibility of this strategy, for which funds are already available. Read more >>
Apollo Hospitals introduces eICU, a remote ICU monitoring system in Chennai and Hyderabad hospitals
The cost to implement eICU is less than INR 100 million for monitoring about 500 beds in remote locations. Apollo Hospitals is planning to launch the technology in Kolkata. Read more >>
Bosch debuts into Indian healthcare segment with locally developed eye care solution
The product comprises a compact hand-held Fundus (retinal) camera, designed in response to the shortage of eye care specialists compared to the high demand for vision screening. Read more >>
Indian government considers provision of health insurance for all citizens
The government has already discussed several related issues like a roadmap and the establishment of medical colleges in every district. Read more >>
Tamil Nadu’s healthcare system can act as role model for other countries, says WHO
The state has amongst the lowest infant mortality and maternal mortality rate in India apart from being one of the top performing states in terms of health system performance indicators. Read more >>
Pharma industry willing to partner with the government and achieve vision of “healthcare access for all”
The Organisation of Pharmaceutical Producers of India (OPPI) is seeking the government’s support to encourage clinical research and innovation, which will provide the necessary access to modern medicines. Read more >>
Government to start 'e-health care service' to intensify health awareness in rural India
Such a system will basically act as a web portal and help the government to provide information to the citizens about the various health-related programmes and schemes that can be accessed free of cost. Read more >>
Rajaji Hospital in Madurai city sets up four-bed isolation ward for Ebola patients
Doctors at the hospital are being trained regarding the symptoms and treatment methods for Ebola, even though no cases of the disease have been reported in India so far. Read more >>
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