Editorial

  • 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...

  • Public good or publicity stunt?

    One man's medicine is another man's poison

  • India’s action plan to tackle AMR

    Too much of a good thing is generally bad for you. And in the case of antibiotics, could even kill you

  • Regulating the regulators

    The Supreme Court’s decision in end May to mandate a single national entrance exam for UGH and PG medical seats from next year, has merely...

  • Right time for IPOs?

    As we go to press in end April, Dr A Velumani's Thyrocare Technologies (Thyrocare) looks set to have a successful debut on the Indian stock...

  • Healing public healthcare

    Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare JP Nadda's recent statement that "devolution, decentralisation and timely responsiveness would be the focus of the National...

  • Debating public health priorities

    A recent release from the Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India stirred up a hornet's nest

  • 2016-17: A year for healthcare?

    As the number of confirmed cases of Zika virus infection crossed the 20,000 mark in Columbia, the World Health Organization (WHO), called an emergency meeting...

  • A not so ‘sweet sixteen’?

    If last year’s anniversary issue celebrated the rise and rise of India's leading corporate hospital groups and profiled the next generation, this year’s focus is...

  • High-tech vs high-touch

    As we gear up for our 16th Anniversary issue this January, we decided to start a new venture: Healthcare Challengers, a platform to bring together...

  • Building a healthier future

    A recent study on malnutrition in rural Maharashtra, released recently at a two day event organised by Jan Arogya Abhiyan (JSA-Maharashtra), Anna Adhikar Abhiyan (Right...

  • The tipping point?

    The ongoing dengue infection has become fodder for the political mill in Delhi and while we all mourn the loss of lives, there is hope...

  • The rockstar of cardiac care

    Authors of a recent study published in PLoS ONE questioned the use of two commonly prescribed presurgical tests in the US

  • Should docs fear online pharmacies?

    The Indian Medical Association (IMA) recently released a white paper detailing why the Indian government should not allow online pharmacies

  • Physician, heal thyself

    July 1 was designated as Doctor's Day by the Government of India in 1991 to honour the memory of Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy, a legendary...