Healthcare in India

Healthcare sector in India is one of the largest in terms of employment as well as in revenue. Around 80 % of healthcare rests with private sector. The government healthcare is basically covered in rural area with primary healthcare centre, which provides succour to basic ailments. It also has speciality hospitals in major cities and reputed healthcare in metro cities. However, it is the private sector that provides majority of secondary, tertiary and quaternary care institutions with a major concentration in metros, tier I and tier II cities.

India also provides contrast in healthcare with high malnutrition, higher infant mortality rate, under vaccinated children and on the other side, India have medical tourism with world class facilities. The Indian healthcare industry is Read More

NHPS - Universal Healthcare for India ?

After a negligence for several decades, the current union government has set up a ambitious target of bringing 100 million families under Universal Healthcare. It will be largely a state funded exercise under National Health Protecion Scheme which will provide health cover for Rs. 5.0 lakh per family. The move will provide fillip for demand in healthcare of medical equipment and other services. The scheme also envisages setting up of 1.5 lakh health and wellness centre with an investment of Rs. 12000 million. Now, the national market for healthcare is estimated at USD 100 billion. Read More

New technologies make Home like ICU !

Patients who need to be monitored are always kept under intensive care unit - which has an array of monitoring instruments which aids the doctor in clinical decision making. Now, with advent of cloud and remote access, many devices are in the market which provide continuous monitoring without expensive need for ICU. Now cloud connected smart remote monitors enable live streaming of patient vitals on central tablet and the mobile app. This can provide a inexpensive way to record vitals and can aid doctors who can access data anytime anywhere. Read More