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The Inside Story of National Health Portal of India - Digital Medicine

The Inside Story of National Health Portal of India - Digital Medicine | India Healthcare News 2.0 | Scoop.it
National Health Portal of India has been on our minds for a long time. This is the inside story of working for the national health portal of India which is
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More than 25% of doctors' posts vacant - The Times of India

More than 25% of doctors' posts vacant - The Times of India | India Healthcare News 2.0 | Scoop.it
Union minister Ghulam Nabi Azad talked about health ministry's efforts to churn out more doctors on his visit to a community health centre in Bassi near Jaipur recently.
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The total number of sanctioned posts of in-service doctors in the state is around 9,700. But, out of the total sanctioned posts, around 2,700 posts are lying vacant. However, since last one year, the health department officials have stepped up efforts to fill the vacant posts and have got the approval of the finance department. The official said they have recruited 310 doctors recently.

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Indian healthcare spending to be $130B in 2015, nearly doubling in 5 years

Indian healthcare spending to be $130B in 2015, nearly doubling in 5 years | India Healthcare News 2.0 | Scoop.it

Strong growth in the middle class is leading to greater demand for the latest healthcare technology in India. The report states that two-thirds of the $69 billion expenditure on healthcare in India in 2010 was made by the private sector. Espicom projects that in 2015, healthcare expenditure in India will nearly double to $129.8 billion. Private sector expenditure will account for just under 70 percent of that.

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After Free Medicines, Rajasthan May Go for Free Diagnostic Tests

After Free Medicines, Rajasthan May Go for Free Diagnostic Tests | India Healthcare News 2.0 | Scoop.it

One year after the free generic medicine supply scheme was launched in Rajasthan; Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has said the State Government would examine the feasibility of introducing free diagnostic tests of all patients in the hospitals run by it.

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How Will India Decide Drug Prices Now

How Will India Decide Drug Prices Now | India Healthcare News 2.0 | Scoop.it

The panel set up by the Indian government recommended last week that the maximum price of a drug should be the weighted average price of the brands that command more than 1% of the market share of the product. Weighting will be according to the market share of each brand. .

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Swine flu re-emerges in Orrisa state

Swine flu re-emerges in Orrisa state | India Healthcare News 2.0 | Scoop.it

BHUBANESWAR: The state government on Saturday confirmed Odisha's first swine flu case this year. The H1N1 virus had claimed 32 lives in the state in 2010, when the disease was first reported in...

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Bombay HC refuses to give relief to doc charged with medical negligence

Bombay HC refuses to give relief to doc charged with medical negligence | India Healthcare News 2.0 | Scoop.it

Though they referred  (pregnant) Shaikh to a higher centre they didn’t arrange for an ambulance or a doctor or nurse to accompany her and Shaikh delivered a baby right at the hospital gate. The baby passed away the same day following which an inquiry had been ordered and the doctors sacked.

 

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India's free medicine scheme to benefit millions

India's free medicine scheme to benefit millions | India Healthcare News 2.0 | Scoop.it
India has put in place a .4 billion policy to provide free medicine to its people, a decision that could change the lives of hundreds of millions, but a ban on branded drugs stands to cut Big Pharma out of the windfall.

 

From city hospitals to tiny rural clinics, India's public doctors will soon be able to prescribe free generic drugs to all comers, vastly expanding access to medicine in a country where public spending on health was just $4.50 per person last year.


The plan was quietly adopted last year but not publicised. Initial funding has been allocated in recent weeks, officials said.


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Digital Medicine: Crowdsourcing Supervision Of Healthcare Delivery Services in India

Digital Medicine: Crowdsourcing Supervision Of Healthcare Delivery Services in India | India Healthcare News 2.0 | Scoop.it

Absenteeism is a very big curse in the delivery of public health services in India. People dependent on the primary health care centers expect that the doctor is absent.

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Indian healthcare spending to be $130B in 2015, nearly doubling in 5 years

Indian healthcare spending to be $130B in 2015, nearly doubling in 5 years | India Healthcare News 2.0 | Scoop.it

Strong growth in the middle class is leading to greater demand for the latest healthcare technology in India. The report states that two-thirds of the $69 billion expenditure on healthcare in India in 2010 was made by the private sector. Espicom projects that in 2015, healthcare expenditure in India will nearly double to $129.8 billion. Private sector expenditure will account for just under 70 percent of that.

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UP to sign agreement with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - India - DNA

UP to sign agreement with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - India - DNA | India Healthcare News 2.0 | Scoop.it
The agreement which will be signed in two months will provide technical, management and programme design support in the health sector.
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India ranks 3rd in region in ‘out of pocket’ med spend

India ranks 3rd in region in ‘out of pocket’ med spend | India Healthcare News 2.0 | Scoop.it

NEW DELHI: India ranks third in the World Health Organization's latest list of "countries with highest out of pocket (OOP) expenditure on health" in the south-east Asia region. The WHO's World Health Statistics 2012, released on Wednesday, says almost 60% of total health expenditure in India was paid by the common man from his own pocket in 2009.

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Three Legal tips For Practicing Telemedicine in India - Digital Medicine

Three Legal tips For Practicing Telemedicine in India - Digital Medicine | India Healthcare News 2.0 | Scoop.it
Information for entrepreneurs:- This post outlines the broad cans' and can-nots' of Telemedicine in India.
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IMS Health study assesses effectiveness of healthcare system in India

While progress has been made in India over the past decade from both public and private sector initiatives, significant challenges persist in providing quality healthcare on an equitable, accessible and affordable basis across all regions and...
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Should doctors' salaries be linked to patient satisfaction?

Should doctors' salaries be linked to patient satisfaction? | India Healthcare News 2.0 | Scoop.it

Indian hospitals could perhaps take a cue from an experiment being conducted in public hospitals in New York. A host of public hospitals there have linked salaries of doctors topatient outcomes and satisfaction. This is against the existing system where doctors' paycheques are determined by the number of patients they are able to bring in. The current system is often blamed for patients being put through unnecessary tests or being admitted for longer duration than required.

 

The new benchmarks could go a long way in improving patient care with its emphasis on factors such as how well doctors communicate with patients, whether doctors' reach the operating room on time or how quickly patients are discharged. It would also give patients a much needed say in patient care. The experiment is not without problems and it may be difficult to benchmark factors such as "satisfactory" communication. It might also prove to be unfair for medicos given the fact that is often difficult for relatives to accept that their patient has experienced an adverse outcome to their treatment.

 

In the Indian setting, the model is perhaps more apt for the private sector as public hospitals payscales are not benchmarked against patient turnover. Private healthcare has been marked with a growing distrust of healthcare providers and a breakdown of doctor-patient relationships. Giving patients a say over their doctors could help restore their faith as well as help them reclaim a rightful say over their treatment.

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Guide: How to Track Health & Fitness Online on Mobile | All Infographics

Guide: How to Track Health & Fitness Online on Mobile | All Infographics | India Healthcare News 2.0 | Scoop.it
Infographic on Health tracking and fitness online with Mobile Apps for health on Android, iOS, iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, Nokia to maintain and sustain health...
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Encephalitis. 120 days. 400 Children dead.

Last year, more than 450 children died in the peak season (July-October). In 2010, the figure was around 550. Almost 95 percent of the cases are of enteroviral encephalitis, in which the virus enters the body through the intestine.

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Doctors File Civil Suit Against Maharashtra Medical Council

Doctors File Civil Suit Against Maharashtra Medical Council | India Healthcare News 2.0 | Scoop.it

 

Maharashtra Medical Council confirmed that 387 cases have been filed against doctors for violating the PC-PNDT Act, while charges have been framed against 60 doctors. Of these, 42 have been convicted but a majority of the cases pertain to doctors not being able to maintain records and other technical requirements under the PC-PNDT Act. Lower courts have passed conviction orders and more than 40 per cent of the doctors have appealed against the judgement.

Four of the 21 doctors who were suspended for flouting PC-PNDT Act have slapped civil suits against MMC which has now requested the state legal department to assist them.

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The Post AIDS world of Totally Drug Resistant TB

The Post AIDS world of Totally Drug Resistant TB | India Healthcare News 2.0 | Scoop.it

MUMBAI, India — The continuing diagnosis of TDR TB in India increasingly over the past few years has set off alarm bells around the world.

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Increased Risk of Stillbirth in Indians, Sri Lankans

Increased Risk of Stillbirth in Indians, Sri Lankans | India Healthcare News 2.0 | Scoop.it

WOMEN born in India and Sri Lanka have more than double the risk of a stillbirth in late pregnancy, new research has shown.

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Top News From The India Healthcare Industry

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Here's the news from the India Healthcare Industry for the week. You can share your favourite articles on your fav social media channel from within this newsletter.

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Free medicines to all patients in government hospitals from November - The Economic Times

Free medicines to all patients in government hospitals from November - The Economic Times | India Healthcare News 2.0 | Scoop.it

Additional secretary in the ministry of health & family welfare, said the scheme would offer 348 essential drugs as well as their combinations. These drugs account for about 28 per cent of the country's drug market

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Does The India Healthcare Industry Know Anything About Ethics?

Does The India Healthcare Industry Know Anything About Ethics? | India Healthcare News 2.0 | Scoop.it
New Delhi, June 2: A television programme hosted by actor Aamir Khan has turned the spotlight on medical misdemeanours in India, angering sections of doctors, but many in the medical profession say the episode merely laid bare widely known...
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India's resolution on mental health adopted at World Health Assembly

India's resolution on mental health adopted at World Health Assembly | India Healthcare News 2.0 | Scoop.it

 India has achieved a major victory at the just concluded 65{+t}{+h}World Health Assembly as it managed to push through a resolution on mental health, asking member-states to acknowledge the need for a comprehensive, coordinated response to addressing mental disorders from health and social sectors at the country level.

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AIIMS to help set up multiple sclerosis database

The All India Medical Institute of Sciences (AIIMS) will help set up a national registry for multiple sclerosis (MS), a rare autoimmune disease, doctors from the premier health institute said Tuesday.
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