Healthcare Newsletter


NIMHANS introduces ICMR’s multistate implementation study in Karnataka on prioritizing student mental health

The National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) in Bengaluru has launched the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)’s multistate study on


Indian pharma emphasizes safety & security measures to protect research data, patents, and other proprietary information

The Indian pharmaceutical industry prioritizes safeguarding research data, patents, and proprietary information amid digitalization. Retail pharmacies expand services,


Columbia Pacific Communities and KITES Senior Care partner to transform senior healthcare in India

Columbia Pacific Communities (CPC), India's premier senior living community operator, and KITES Senior Care, a leader in specialized 'out of hospital' geriatric care, h


Aptar Digital Health, Iona Mind collaborate to deliver scalable mental health support to patients with chronic diseases

Aptar Digital Health, a leader in medical device software and digital Patient Support Programmes (PSPs), has partnered with Iona Mind, known for low-intensity Cognitive


DHR introduces intensive training programme to combat cervical cancer

In a significant move to bolster the fight against cervical cancer, the Department of Health Research (DHR) has announced a specialized one-week training program titled


Merck Specialities introduces initiative to raise bladder cancer awareness through "Art Against Cancer" exhibition

Merck Specialities Pvt Ltd has inaugurated an art exhibition titled "Art Against Cancer," aimed at raising awareness about bladder cancer among its employees. The event


Novartis Canada, Clarius merged for psoriatic arthritis care in Canada

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc. has collaborated with Clarius Mobile Health to improve early detection of psoriatic arthritis (PsA) in Canada. By enhancing access


BSV and FOGSI collaborate to bring India’s first colposcopy workshop to Tier 2 cities

Bharat Serums and Vaccines Limited (BSV), a leading biopharmaceutical company, partnered with the Public Awareness Committee of the Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecol


Smart hospitals to transform healthcare infrastructure for improved patient outcomes: Paras Health

Smart hospitals are pivotal in India's healthcare transformation, leveraging technology to enhance patient care, streamline operations, and optimize experiences, accord


DHR launches extensive funding initiative to propel India’s biomedical & health sciences research

The Department of Health Research (DHR) has launched the Human Resource Development (HRD) Scheme for 2024-2025, aiming to boost India's scientific research. It provides


NatureFit collaborates with Aditya Birla Wellness to offer alternative health solutions

NatureFit, a health tech platform, has signed a Master Service Agreement (MSA) with Aditya Birla Wellness, part of the Aditya Birla Group, to offer alternative healthca


More than a third of healthcare organizations aren’t ready for cyberattacks: report

A recent Software Advice survey reveals that over a quarter of ransomware incidents in healthcare directly affect patient care. Nearly half of affected organizations re


ICMR to host workshop on biostatistics to accelerate health research capabilities

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is organizing a biostatistics workshop at the ICMR-National Institute of Research in Tribal Health (ICMR-NIRTH), Jabalpur.


India need to add new hospital beds, doctors and nurses to achieve vision 2047, says FICCI-EY Report

India needs to expand its healthcare infrastructure significantly to achieve its healthcare vision for 2047, as outlined in the FICCI-EY Report - ‘Decoding India&


Emoha collaborates with Aditya Birla Health Insurance to provide holistic eldercare solutions

Emoha, India's leading eldercare brand, has partnered with Aditya Birla Health Insurance to offer personalized senior care solutions to corporate clients and group medi


The Indian Chest Society introduces special booklet on cough management

The Indian Chest Society (ICS) has released a booklet titled "Guidelines For Cough Management in India," focusing on comprehensive cough management. This initiative, su


BM Birla Heart Hospital spearheads a digital first initiative, unveils ‘Enhanced Cardiac Care’ programme with Dozee

In celebration of National Technology Day, BM Birla Heart Hospital, India’s first NABH-accredited cardiac care facility, has introduced the "Enhanced Cardiac Care


Ramaiah Memorial Hospital launches novel intra-operative radiation therapy to improve quality of life

Ramaiah Memorial Hospital, a prominent multi-super-specialty hospital in Karnataka, has successfully conducted two breast conservation cancer surgeries utilizing intra-


Micro Labs unveils nationwide hypertension awareness campaign ‘I am on Salt Satyagraha’

Micro Labs, a leading pharmaceutical company in Karnataka, launches the "I am on Salt Satyagraha" initiative to address the rising hypertension cases in India. This cam


There is visible shortage of skilled nursing talent propelled by healthcare expansion: Expert

India faces a rising demand for skilled nurses due to expanding healthcare services, with only 1.7 nurses per 1,000 individuals while the requirement is 3 per 1,000 pat


The Vitamin Shoppe launches telehealth service

As retailers target healthcare consumers, The Vitamin Shoppe launches Whole Health Rx, a telehealth service. It connects customers with licensed medical providers to as


WHO publishes new guidance aims to decrease bloodstream infections from catheter use

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued global guidelines to prevent infections from catheters in minor blood vessels during medical procedures. Improper cathete


Can vitamin D3 supplementation reduce COVID-19 severity?

In a recent study published in Nutrients, researchers conducted a meta-analysis of 13 randomized clinical trials to assess the effectiveness of Vitamin D3 supplementati


Andall Biosciences launches ovary care capsule, 23WELL

Andall Biosciences Inc (ABI), a leading biotech company in life science research, unveils its groundbreaking product line, 23WELL. Launching at Circle Harmony, a presti


World Asthma Day: WHO calls for better education to empower asthmatic people

Asthma education is pivotal for improving the lives of individuals worldwide grappling with the condition. Over 250 million people, mainly in low- and middle-income cou


Healthcare industry sees tech implementation to address shortage of doctors & offset abysmal doctor-population ratio

India's healthcare sector leverages technology to address doctor shortages, emphasized at the recent G20 summit under India's presidency. Digital health innovations are


AstraZeneca withdraws Covid-19 vaccine Vaxzevria globally

AstraZeneca is withdrawing its Covid-19 vaccine, Vaxzevria, globally due to surplus availability of updated vaccines and acknowledging side effects like thrombosis with


Indian healthcare capitalizes on adoption of AI & ML in patient rehabilitation

The Indian healthcare sector increasingly employs artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) for patient rehabilitation, requiring collaborations between te


New mRNA cancer vaccine aids immune system fight deadly brain tumors

Researchers have devised an innovative mRNA cancer vaccine aimed at reprogramming the immune system to target lethal brain tumors. Glioblastoma, affecting approximately


Allcargo Group organises initiatives to build awareness on women’s rights and healthcare

Allcargo Group, a global logistics conglomerate from India, recently organized initiatives at its Mumbai-based skill development centers to promote women's health and w


Hospitals’ COVID reporting burden to decrease as pandemic-era policies expire

Starting May 1, 2024, hospitals are no longer mandated to report COVID-19 admissions, occupancy, and capacity data to federal authorities, marking the end of pandemic-e


CARE Hospitals inaugurates CARE Institute of Digestive Diseases and Liver Transplantation in Hyderabad

CARE Hospitals, a leading multi-speciality healthcare provider in India, inaugurated the CARE Institute of Digestive Diseases and Liver Transplantation at its Hitec Cit


Fortis La Femme aims to prioritize Women's Well-being at WHI 2024 Conference

Fortis La Femme prioritized women's well-being at the Women's Health India (WHI 2024) Conference, fostering discussions on evidence-based strategies to mitigate disease


Virinchi Hospitals organised neonatal resuscitation workshop to address neonatal mortality associated with brain damage due to lack of oxygen

Virinchi Hospitals, renowned for healthcare in Hyderabad, organized a Neonatal Resuscitation workshop at its Banjara Hills facility. Conducted by senior Pediatricians f


Indian healthcare capitalizes on the adoption of AI & ML in patient rehabilitation

The Indian healthcare sector is increasingly leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) for patient rehabilitation, necessitating collaborations


WHO notifies widespread overuse of antibiotics in patients hospitalized with Covid-19

Recent World Health Organization (WHO) data reveals widespread antibiotic overuse during the Covid-19 pandemic, potentially worsening antimicrobial resistance (AMR).


Tata Power and NIEPID introduced a phygital neurodiversity platform powered by Tata Elxsi's DTx solution, TEcare

Tata Power Community Development Trust (TPCDT) partners with Tata Elxsi for the 'Pay Autention' initiative using TEcare DTx. Their collaboration aims to hasten the Indi


WHO introduces first ever Patient Safety Rights Charter

The WHO introduced the Patient Safety Rights Charter at the Global Ministerial Summit on Patient Safety, marking the first initiative to delineate patient rights in the


Specialization and advanced training are crucial to meet the growing needs of healthcare: Experts

As the pharmacy profession evolves, specialized training in education and practice is crucial to meet patient and healthcare system needs. Pharmacists benefit from spec


Indian hospitals mull over magnetic nanotech for radiation-free & affordable cancer diagnosis

Indian healthcare providers embrace magnetic nanotechnology for cancer diagnosis and treatment, offering a multifaceted approach to enhance patient quality of life whil


Regular screening and Pap smear tests hold promise in reducing mortality in cervical cancer cases

Oncologists advocate for regular screening, including clinical examination and Pap smear tests, to reduce cervical cancer mortality through early detection.


Quantum Corphealth Doctor911 application strives to promote corporate well-being

As India targets a USD 5 trillion economy, corporate well-being gains prominence. A joint Indeed and Forrester Consulting report finds only 24% of Indian employees expe


Experts stress personalized cancer care for optimal outcomes

Customizing treatment decisions for individual cases is vital in optimizing cancer care outcomes. Dr. Prasanth Penumadu, head of surgical oncology at Sri Venkateswara I


Jayadev Memorial Rashtrotthana Hospital adopts Dozee's advanced AI-based contactless and continuous patient monitoring & EWS

Jayadev Memorial Rashtrotthana Hospital & Research Centre, a leading 162-bed integrated multi-specialty tertiary care hospital, has integrated Dozee's advanced AI-b


WHO declares forthcoming updates on co-administration of treatment for hepatitis C and drug-resistant tuberculosis

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a Rapid Communication on the co-administration of treatments for drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) and hepatitis C (HCV).


Bayer and Google Cloud collaborate to speed up the development of AI-powered healthcare applications for radiologists

Bayer and Google Cloud are partnering to develop AI solutions to aid radiologists and enhance patient care. Bayer will utilize Google Cloud's technology, including gen


Urging early diagnosis and care for life: World Chagas Disease Day 2024

April 14th commemorates the fifth World Chagas Disease Day, focusing on early diagnosis and lifelong care to raise public awareness, garner support, and secure funding


HMIF delivers healthcare access to over 1.5 million people under Sparsh Sanjeevani's initiative

The Hyundai Motor India Foundation (HMIF), the CSR arm of Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL), launched the 'Sparsh Sanjeevani' initiative, benefiting over 1.5 million p


Walmart decelerates health center expansion plans

In 2019, Walmart launched Walmart Health as a pilot project in Georgia, expanding to 48 locations across five states by late last year. These medical centres, strategic


WHO introduces guidance on conducting reviews of tuberculosis programmes

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued guidance on conducting tuberculosis (TB) programme reviews to enhance multisectoral TB responses. Released alongside the


New federal health IT strategy boosts focus on public health, AI

Improving cybersecurity and readiness in healthcare is a top priority for the HHS, evidenced by their release of voluntary cybersecurity goals for the industry, with pl


Baby Memorial Hospital pitches ‘Continuous Connected Care@BMH’ initiative with Dozee for enriched patient safety

Baby Memorial Hospital in Kozhikode, a renowned healthcare institution with over three decades of commitment to quality healthcare, introduces the 'Continuous Connected


'Illness To Wellness' unites hands with YoloHealth to sensitise citizens regarding preventive healthcare solutions

In today’s world, preventive healthcare is crucial due to rising lifestyle-induced diseases and barriers to timely diagnosis. The 'Illness to Wellness' campaign,


Sirio to venture into personalised women’s health platform at Vitafoods Europe

Sirio Pharma, a global nutraceutical contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), will unveil a comprehensive women’s health platform at Vitafoods


Indian healthcare sector witnesses trajectory of fintech in patient care to garner exponential boost

The Indian healthcare industry foresees substantial fintech growth in patient care. Digital infrastructure like Aadhar and NSDL enhances efficiency and security, facili


DHR’s SARANSH programme to strengthen evidence-based healthcare research practices in India

The Department of Health Research (DHR) has initiated the "Regional Capacity Building in Systematic Reviews in India SARANSH (Systematic Reviews and Networking Support


Illness to Wellness’ collaborates with ILBS to generate awareness and end discrimination against hepatitis B patients

The 'Illness to Wellness' national campaign, in partnership with the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS), initiated the 'Winning Over Mothers With Hepatitis


USAID projects Women’s Health and Livelihood Alliance towards bridging healthcare and economic gaps for women in India

The Women’s Health and Livelihood Alliance (WOHLA), a partnership between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Samhita Collectiv


Indian healthcare visions Whole Genome Sequencing as a promising tool to manage the complexities of TB

The Indian healthcare sector sees Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) as a promising tool against tuberculosis (TB), a major global health threat. TB ranks 13th globally in f


NatureFit discloses enterprising growth plans to onboard 30,000+ doctors and 1,000+ hospitals onto its digital health forum

NatureFit, India's leading digital health platform dedicated to holistic wellness, especially in Ayush (Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homoeopathy


Veradigm to buy ScienceIO’s healthcare AI platform to create advanced, private language models for healthcare

Veradigm, Inc., a healthcare technology leader, has agreed to acquire ScienceIO, a top AI platform provider in healthcare. The acquisition, unanimously approved by Vera


Patient care in India is on a fast-track with regional innovation and novel technologies

India's healthcare sector sees a surge in indigenous innovations, notably surgical navigation technology, enhancing precision and patient outcomes. Previously reliant o


NIH-funded study reveals intervention lowers the likelihood of developing postpartum anxiety and depression by more than 70%

Results from a significant NIH-sponsored clinical trial in Pakistan show that a non-specialized, psychology-trained intervention for pregnant women substantially reduce


GSK ‘Project 90’ to boost awareness of shingles prevalence and intricacies of disease in India

GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals has initiated Project 90, a public awareness campaign aimed at shedding light on the prevalence and complications of shingles. Collabora


The healthcare industry spots economic advancements of remote monitoring with diminished hospitalization & medical expenditures

The healthcare industry in the country foresees significant economic impacts from remote monitoring, enhancing patient outcomes while curbing expenses. This technology


Clinics on Cloud Announces 17% Surge in Women's Health Examinations in Rural India

Clinics on Cloud, a prominent health tech firm in India, reveals transformative insights into women's health, emphasizing the impact of accessible healthcare solutions.


Indian healthcare sector recasts with wearable devices & telehealth platforms to access prompt medical attention

The healthcare sector is evolving in the nation with wearable devices and telehealth platforms, providing swift medical access. Wearables notably enhance patient monito


AI-powered healthcare innovation grabs centre stage in Chennai

An AI in healthcare event recently introduced a new theme, "AI-Driven Innovation in Healthcare," broadening discussions beyond technology's role in electronic medical r


WHO releases guidance to improve access to hearing care in low-and middle-income settings

The World Health Organization (WHO) has unveiled new technical guidance for hearing aid service delivery in low- and middle-income settings in honour of World Hearing D


GE HealthCare unites with OSF HealthCare to serve patients and communities through extensive care solutions

GE Healthcare and OSF HealthCare have partnered to enhance patient care across Illinois and Michigan. This collaboration aims to improve operational efficiencies and st


Medical centres in remote locations testify for robust telecom infrastructure to facilitate patient-centric care delivery

Medical centers in remote parts of India emphasize the crucial role of robust communication infrastructure in shifting healthcare towards a patient-centric model. Telec


ICMR ventures an array of unexplored courses to improve healthcare skills

In a bid to enhance India's healthcare sector, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has introduced new courses focusing on epidemiology, epidemic intelligence,


NIMHANS Mental Health Santhe 2.0" establishes new benchmarks in mental health awareness

NIMHANS' 'Mental Health Santhe 2.0' raised the bar for mental health awareness in India, uniting individuals, organizations, and communities to tackle pressing mental h


Blood glucose monitoring becomes more uncomplicated with technology advances like CGM

Monitoring blood sugar levels has become easier with technologies like continuous glucose monitoring (CGM), vital for optimizing glucose control and reducing health ris


An approximately 35 million new cancer cases to arise in 2050, WHO warns

The World Health Organization (WHO) warns of rising global cancer rates, projecting over 35 million new cases by 2050, a substantial increase from 2022's approximate 20


PM Narendra Modi to dedicates six other AIIMS to the nation after laying the foundation stone of AIIMS Rewari in Haryana

Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave assent to construction of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Rewari, Haryana, emphasizing its role in India's developm


Study demonstrates Covid-19 vaccination and boosting during pregnancy shields infants for six months

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) study reveals mRNA Covid-19 vaccination during pregnancy offers infants strong protection against symp


A new study states that plant-based diet tied to enhanced sexual health in men treated for prostate cancer

A study by NYU Grossman School of Medicine and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health suggests that a plant-rich diet may alleviate common side effects in prostate c