• Is there enough incentive for hospitals to sign up for Modicare/AB?

    The fourth edition of Healthcare Sabha, held over October 5-6, in the national capital went way beyond Ayushman Bharat (AB), India’s National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS), with the assembled...

  • Making data drive health coverage

    If the ICMR-PHFIIHME study can truly guide the implementation of Ayushman Bharat, there is hope that we will see more positive health outcomes

  • Lessons from the past

    A recently released performance audit by the CAG of India of the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY) has many learnings for AB-PMJAY

  • The countdown to AB-NHPM

    Private healthcare organisations will have to plan strategies factoring in policies and agendas of individual state governments, as well as Central diktats like the AB-NHPM

  • For the greater common good

    While the Centre is working hard to ensure the smooth roll out of the Modi Government’s flagship healthcare scheme, Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM), state elections could prove...

  • Warring on multiple fronts

    Containing the Nipah virus and the intense turf war to be the biggest private hospital group reflect the stark realities of healthcare in India

  • Fortis Healthcare: The good, the bad and now the ugly?

    Oops, they did it again! We're referring of course to Malvinder and Shivinder Singh, the promoter family of the erstwhile Ranbaxy and Fortis Healthcare Limited (FHL)

  • Ayushman Bharat: The countdown begins

    The Cabinet’s approval of Ayushman Bharat – National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM) on March 21 officially sets the ball rolling on the implementation of this flagship...

  • Is the NMC Bill 2017 jinxed?

    The National Medical Commission Bill, 2017 seeks to replace the Medical Council of India (MCI), an association tainted by corruption charges

  • Budget or ‘fudge’it, only time will tell

    Even if FM Jaitley has rectified the mistakes of Obamacare, will this government have the time to implement Modicare?

  • Patient interest vs political gains

    When politics and poll promises become the main force behind policies, we end up with short term gains and most likely long-term pain

  • Introspect, self regulate or face the music … again

    Aadya’s death and family’s decision to go public, even though it meant reliving their tragedy two months after her death, will not be in vain...

  • War of words on medtech pricing

    When Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu met US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer for the 11th round of the US-India Trade Policy Forum (TPF) in...

  • Eman Ahmed, RIP

    The sad news of the demise of Egyptian national Eman Ahmed took me back to my editorial column of June 2017

  • Towards a healthcare utopia

    In the month when we commemorate 70 years of independence, it was indeed heartbreaking to see more than 70 children succumb to Japanese Encephalitis (JE)...

  • Will increased scrutiny reform or reverse the healthcare sector?

    A foray into healthcare seems to be Kolkata-based ITC's latest bid to transform itself from a cigarette-maker into a diversified corporate across FMCG

  • The PSU play in healthcare

    The days of public sector units (PSUs) in India are clearly numbered

  • Hope vs hype

    In early May, Egypt's Eman Ahmed was airlifted from Mumbai to Abu Dhabi post her merely two-month long bariatric surgery and treatment at Saifee Hospital

  • Finding a middle path

    The government’s commitment to rein in the cost of healthcare, has pitted various stakeholders of the sector against each other

  • Pragmatism wins over populism

    India finally got a new National Health Policy (NHP), 15 years after the last one

  • Stents today, implants tomorrow?

    The Government of India had a very unique Valentine Day gift for Indian citizens, especially cardiac patients

  • Rebuilding trust

    A quick read through the year end review of the initiatives and achievements of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is impressive

  • The politics of public health

    India ended 2016 hanging onto the words of Prime Minister Modi, as he made his second national address on the eve of 2017

  • When the old leads the new

    We live in a complex world, of myriad identities but the ironies are delicious

  • Building a manifesto for a healthy India

    The second draft of the medical devices regulations seems to have got both MNC and domestic medical device manufacturers on the same page

  • Proposed NMC Bill draws flak

    How much regulation is too much

  • Calling all Healthcare Senators…

    The healthcare sector in India has many pain points but that is precisely why it has attracted so much attention from entrepreneurs, both new...