Thursday, 18 August, 2022
TopicHealthcare

Topic: Healthcare

Campus site still a vacant plot 3 years on, AIIMS Madurai 1st batch gets trained at govt college

AIIMS Madurai is meant to be housed in a sprawling campus in Thoppur. Escalating costs have pushed construction deadline, but authorities say wait won’t stretch much longer.

Too rich for govt schemes, too poor to go private — prepaid health card targets ‘missing middle’

Mumbai-based fintech firm QubeHealth's prepaid cards, with upper limit of Rs 10 lakh, can be used at any health facility or pharmacy. Amount spent can be repaid in interest-free EMIs.

SubscriberWrites: Russia-Ukraine crisis shows healthcare infrastructure are strategic targets during time of conflict

One of the main reasons for this loophole in spite of Geneva convention declaring healthcare attacks as an act of ‘war crime’ is in the law itself, writes Rahul Das

How AI is changing India’s healthcare — it’s reading scans, predicting risks & a lot more

Covid firmed up AI's role in healthcare, with hospitals using it to detect lung damage in 2nd wave. From radiology, it is now expanding to preventive health checks too.

Swasthya Sathi rate revision, ‘Rs 125 cr’ dues: 16 Kolkata pvt hospitals’ demands to Mamata govt

In letter to state health secretary, hospitals have raised issues they're facing under state health insurance scheme launched by Mamata Banerjee's TMC govt in 2016.

Ireland ‘exploring’ tie-up with DU to build bridges in higher education, research collaboration

Conor Fahy of govt agency Enterprise Ireland says such collaboration can ‘deepen FDI’. DU V-C Yogesh Singh says MoU with Irish varsities likely by end of 2022.

Max Healthcare to invest Rs 3,400 crore to double India capacity over next 4 years

The investment will help boost capacity at existing hospitals as well as augment the firm’s land holdings. The plans come in the backdrop of repeated virus outbreaks in India.

Delta to Omicron — India needs to avoid Covid complacency in 2022

Amid the fear of Omicron, we usher in 2022 with 63 per cent of Indians being fully vaccinated, 90 per cent having at least one dose of the vaccine. And more caution.

Electric, manual, folding? Here’s a guide to help you choose the right hospital bed to rent

There are many types of hospital beds on the market, and it’s important to choose the one that’s best suited to the patient’s needs.

Lack of senior doctors, only 3-5% hospital beds: NITI Aayog finds big gaps in emergency care

Report also found that although 88% of hospitals had in-house ambulances, only 3% had trained paramedics needed to assist ambulance services. 

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Hindu-Muslim to basic humanity—Bilkis Bano case shows India will never be free of Nirbhayas

Gujarat govt’s remission of life sentence of 11 convicts in Bilkis Bano gangrape case makes a mockery of everything PM Modi has been saying about protecting women’s safety.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

IAF Su-30 MKI aircraft | Twitter | @DefencePRO_Guj

Russian defence industry team to visit India soon for talks on upgrading IAF’s Sukhoi fleet

Upgrades would include more better radar & integration of electronic warfare abilities. Russia also hopeful of inking deal with India to supply 12 more Su-30 MKIs and 21 MiG-29s.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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