December 2020

India can expect a Happy New Year with Covid vaccines in hand: CDSCO, DG

Mumbai: India can expect some “good news” in the New Year on Covid-19 vaccines, said VG Somani, director-general of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO), which is responsible for approving vaccines in the country. Somani’s statement on Thursday comes on the day Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India is making preparations for the largest […]

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By 2030, patient’s health record will be available on cloud servers: Vijai Shankar Raja – Express Healthcare

Read Article Vijai Shankar Raja, Founder and MD, HELYXON Healthcare Solutions, IIT Madras Research Park, Chennai “PhyGital”, merging both PHYsical and diGITAL experience together is going to be the new norm. Pre-COVID era, though digital was present, it was more ‘high-touch’ care, referring to the physical interactions, and this will soon become ‘Hi-Tech’, while dominance

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Lilly, Amgen and more back advocacy group’s push to double migraine research dollars

When it comes to neurologic diseases, migraine gets only about half the funding that others get. But a new campaign looks to challenge that reality with the fundraising push “Research is Hope.” The effort comes from advocacy group Association of Migraine Disorders (AMD)—which is backed by most of the major migraine pharma players, including Eli Lilly, Allergan,

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Why 2020 was an important year of the decade – Express Healthcare

Read Article Dr Kishore Kumar, Founder Chairman & Neonatologist, Cloudnine Group of Hospitals, Bengaluru recaps the trends that marked 2020 and suggests the way forward should be about refocusing on efforts like combating malnutrition, mental health, etc all with an increased focus on patient centricity COVID-19 has triggered abrupt changes across the healthcare industry. There

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Self-sufficiency in med tech will continue to grow driven by increase in demand for locally produced goods: Dr GSK Velu – Express Healthcare

Read Article  Dr GSK Velu, CMD, Trivitron Healthcare The year 2020, being the year of the pandemic, has served as a lesson for all. Business leaders and healthcare policymakers, in a post-pandemic world, shall adopt a new set of rules, confirm flexible guidelines, and remain careful to keep away from any risk-averse mode. Self-sufficiency in

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Will see increasing use of Cobots and Robots in hospitals: Rajashree Damle – Express Healthcare

Read Article Rajashree Damle, Vice President & Global Head of Portfolio – Digital Engineering and Manufacturing Services, Capgemini COVID-19 has presented unprecedented disruptions to all facets of the healthcare industry in a very short time. The pandemic has put pressure on the healthcare system, and this has led to digital transformation in the industry. Some

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An “open market model” will emerge where patients can access any provider through any platform: Gaurav Gupta – Express Healthcare

Read Article Gaurav Gupta, Co-founder, Navia Life Care 2020 is the year of the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the business ecosystem across the country. Due to the lockdown, companies have been pushed towards digitisation in order to sustain their business. And this accelerated digitisation has seen increased adoption in the Indian healthcare sector, which is

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Anticipate higher awareness levels on insurance needs in urban population: Girish Rao  – Express Healthcare

Read Article Girish Rao, CMD, Vidal Health The healthcare industry expenditure this year forecasts the impact on insurance premiums next year. We are closely tracking the healthcare spends this year to see how this will impact medical inflation next year and consequently its impact on insurance premiums. With the high intensity of COVID-19 awareness being

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There will be a democratisation of services that can be delivered at home: Kartik Johari – Express Healthcare

Read Article Kartik Johari, vice president, Nobel Hygiene Regarding the state of healthcare by 2030, I think we all have three broad trends to follow: The “Home-Spital” concept: Rather than congregating at hospitals, there will be a democratisation of services that can be delivered at home. With notable companies in the diagnostic area already showing

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India to begin vaccine dry runs across the country from January 2 – ET HealthWorld

The centre today asked all states and UTs to conduct vaccine dry run on January 2 to ensure effective preparedness for the vaccine roll out. Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan held high-level meeting to review the preparedness at session sites for Covid-19 vaccination with principal Secretaries (Health) and other health administrators of all States/UTs through

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