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Reliance Foundation Hospital Makes Another Kid With Critical Heart Ailment Smile

Mumbai, May 28, 2017: Sanket More, a six-year-old boy hailing from a farmer’s family in Aurangabad, was referred to Sir H N Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre by a noted Paediatric Cardiologist from Pune, Dr Pankaj Sugaonkar. The child was diagnosed with a complex heart defect, wherein all the heart chambers and arteries were interchanged. There was a large hole in the heart, and the artery to the lungs was narrow, resulting in extremely poor supply of impure blood to the lungs for purification. To make matters worse, the heart was located in the right side of the chest inste

MP Govt awards contract for providing services at six hospitals

Bhopal, May 28, 2017: A public sector enterprise has been awarded contract worth over Rs 50-crore by the Madhya Pradesh Health Department to provide various facilities and services at six medical colleges across the state. HLL Infra Tech Services Ltd ( HITES), a subsidiary of mini-ratna HLL Lifecare Ltd (HLL), will execute the project at the state-run medical colleges in Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Gwalior, Rewa and Sagar, a company statement said here. The scope of work includes operation and maintenance of hospital utilities, annual maintenance contract (AMC) for equipments, housekeeping and

IIP invites applications for its Post Graduate Diploma in Packaging

New Delhi, May 28, 2017: The Indian Institute of Packaging (IIP) has invited applications for the 33rd batch of its Post Graduate Diploma in Packaging (PGDP). According to a statement issued by IIP, the course is one of the only two advanced courses in packaging in the world, the other being offered in the US. The IIP is a national apex body set up in 1966 by the packaging and allied industries and the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India. The concept of packaging has acquired more value than ever now with the ‘shopping’ experience receiving a major boost with the coming of malls and

Sun Pharma reports Q4 & FY17 results

Q4 GROSS SALES AT RS. 6,825 CRORES Q4 NET PROFIT AT RS. 1,223 CRORES Mumbai, May 28, 2017: Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (Reuters: SUN.BO, Bloomberg: SUNP IN, NSE: SUNPHARMA, BSE: 524715) reported financials for the fourth quarter and full year ending March 31, 2017. Highlights of Q4FY17 consolidated financials** Sales / Income from operations at Rs. 6,825 crores, de-growth of 8% over same quarter last year. India sales at Rs. 1,916 crores, up by 10% over Q4 last year. US finished dosage sales at US$ 381 million down by 34% over Q4 last year. Emerging Markets sales at US$ 181 mill

GST: Healthcare, education exempted, 28% charged on 5 services

Srinagar, May 28, 2017:  The Goods and Services Tax Council today fixed the tax slabs for services in four brackets (5 per cent, 12 per cent, 18 per cent and 28 per cent) though healthcare and education sectors have been exempted from the list. Decision on some items, including gold and bidis, has been deferred till 15 GST Council Meeting scheduled in New Delhi on June 3. However, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, while making the announcement during a press conference after conclusion of 14th GST council meeting here, asserted that the consumers would not have to pay any extra tax and the

ESI Hospital, Bibvewadi to be upgraded into 100 bedded ESIC Hospital– Shri Bandaru Dattatreya

New Delhi, May 28, 2017: While laying the foundation stone for the renovation/up-gradation of 100 bedded ESIC Hospital at Bibvewadi, Pune on 27.05.2017; Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, Hon'ble Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Labour & Employment, Govt. of India said that Union Ministry of Labour & Employment is fully committed to the welfare of the largest workforce of India. Hon'ble Union Minister also emphasized that ESIC prime concern is to provide best in class medical services and other Social Security Benefits to its Insured Persons as for us they are our VIP. Shri Dattatrey

Natco Pharma gets green nod for Rs 480 crore expansion project

New Delhi, May 27, 2017: Natco Pharma BSE 0.78 % has received environment clearance (EC) for its Rs 480 crore expansion project in Telangana that would generate 1,500 jobs. The proposal is to increase the production capacity of 66 Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) and API intermediates at a time with research and development activity from 115.5 tonnes per annum (TPA) to 645 TPA in the existing land area of 34.17 hectare at Mekaguda village in Rangareddy district. "The Environment Ministry has given the final environment clearance to Natco Pharma Ltd for expansion project. The approva

BIOCAD joins the EU

New Delhi, May 27, 2017: Biotechnological company BIOCAD expands internationally. The company plans to enter European market through partnership in Finland. This partner program covers collaboration in education, fundamental sciences and commercial manufacturing. Total investment over 7 years will exceed 25 million euro. The first European facility and mutual scientific projects will be located in the region of Southwest Finland – Turku. Such decision was supported by the University of Turku, Abo Academi University and Turku Science Park Ltd. Besides leading educational organizations in lif

Narendra Modi govt's generics-only drugs plan worries health experts, pharma sector

New Delhi, May 27, 2017: India's plan to bring in a law to ensure doctors prescribe medicines only by their generic names risks proliferating the sale of substandard drugs in a country where regulation is already lax, doctors and pharmaceutical executives say. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said last month that the government was looking at such a law to improve affordability of medicines in the country of 1.2 billion people, where the majority live on less than $2 a day. The government has not given any details or time frame for the planned legislation but some in the industry fear that hasty

App launched to deliver quick medical aid after accident

New Delhi, May 27, 2017: To deliver rapid medical assistance at emergency situation, Hospital chain Aster DM Healthcare today unveiled an emergency App in the capital that navigates patient to get access to Basic Life Support (BLS) during 'golden hour'-the first hour after an incident. Prior to the App's launch today, delegates from Aster DM Healthcare along with ministers and MP's today met the President Pranab Mukherjee for the briefing of the App at Rashtrapathi Bhavan. Founder, chairman and managing director, DM Healthcare, Dr Azad Moopen said, "This is a new approach using technology to

KIMS Hospital installs next generation Da Vinci Si Surgical Robotic System

Hyderabad, May 27, 2017:  City-based Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS Hospitals) today announced the installation of next generation upgraded surgical robotic system da Vinci Si Model in its facility at Secunderabad here. With its first Da Vinci robot setup in 2011, KIMS Hospitals has completed 700 surgeries. Now, the hospital has installed the next generation Da Vinci Si Model at a cost of two million USD, the Hospital said in a statement here. Currently, eight trained doctors in six medical specialisations, including Oncology, Gynaecology, Urology, ENT, Gastroenterology and Gener

Shri J P Nadda Congratulates New WHO Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

New Delhi, May 27, 2017: Shri J P Nadda, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare today congratulated Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on his appointment as Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) and stated that India looks forward to working with the new Director-General of WHO to build a strong, resilient health system, especially in developing countries, to mitigate any vulnerability to health crises. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was nominated by the Government of Ethiopia, and will begin his five-year term on 1st July 2017. Earlier, Shri Nadda addressed the Plenary Mee

Cabinet approves Joint Declaration of Intent between Germany and India regarding cooperation in the sector of alternative medicine

New Delhi, May 27, 2017: The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the Joint Declaration of Intent (JDI) between Germany and India regarding cooperation in the sector of alternative medicine. The signing of the JDl will enhance bilateral cooperation between the two countries in the areas of traditional/alternative medicine. Initiation of collaborative research, training and scientific capacity building in the field of alternative medicine under the JDI between the two countries would contribute to the enhanced employment opportunities in the AYUSH sector

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New Delhi, May 27, 2017: The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the National Transplant Organization, Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality, Spain and the Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India on cooperation in the field of Organ Transplant Services. The MoU would facilitate bilateral cooperation in the field of organ and tissue procurement and transplantation and better understanding between the two countries. The knowledge gained will

Cabinet approves setting up of new AIIMS in Kamrup, Assam

New Delhi, May 27, 2017: The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for establishment of new AIIMS at Kamrup (North Guwahati Revenue circle). The cost of the project is Rs.1123 crore and it will be set up under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY). The new AIIMS will be completed in a period of 48 months from the zero date (that is the date of the approval of Government of India), broadly comprising a pre-construction phase of 15 months, a construction phase of 30 months and stabilization / commissioning phase of three months.

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Bangalore, August 26, 2016: India is the global diabetes capital with the highest number of people being affected by this disease here, as per statistics from the International Diabetes Federation, India Chapter. World Health Organization (WHO) projects that diabetes will be the 7th leading cause of death in 2030. Demanding job hours, erratic lifestyles and increasing prevalence of obesity and physical inactivity are some of the major factors leading to diabetes. An estimated one million Indians die each year due to diabetes. Every adult over the age of 40 is at risk, however, awareness about the disease is still low in the country.

Keeping this in mind, Columbia Asia Hospitals today announced the launch of ‘Columbia Diabetes Care Program – Checkmate for Diabetes’. This is the first time a multi-specialty hospital in India is providing a comprehensive, in house diabetes management program. It will aid patients with prevention and treatment options for diabetes. Also, other diabetes related issues like diabetic retinopathy, renal failure, etc. will be assessed and treated or retarded through this program.

On the occasion, the hospital also announced the plan to launch a mobile application that will be available free of cost. A ‘smart’ glucometer can be used for blood sugar level screening, by the patient and all the records would automatically get uploaded and will be accessible through the app. This will not only keep a record of blood sugar monitoring over a period of time, but also intimate the endocrinologist/ diabetic educator, in case of any abnormal report.

As part of the Diabetes Care program, the hospital also launched a‘Diabetes Care Helpline’, which will be supported through a full-fledged Call Center and will help patients and caregivers manage diabetes better. Now one can dial in 1800-208-2222 to raise any queries pertaining to diabetes and get a solution or advice from a diabetes educator. Moreover, if the patient is already using the ‘smart’ glucometer, his blood sugar details automatically gets updated in the app, and in case of any abnormal reports, he will receive a call from this call center to guide on the way forward.

The hospital also plans to launch initiatives where Diabetes tests will be conducted at clinics using mobile units.

“We are also providing diabetic patients with a team of dedicated care providers and equipping them with technology. This program will help doctors to understand the pattern of blood sugar for each patient observed over a period of time, and design appropriate treatment protocol, we have evolved this program with help and support from Diabetacare, BD and Bosch” said Dr. Nandakumar Jairam, Chairman and Group Medical Director, Columbia Asia Hospitals.

“We have initiated a program in collaboration with expert Industry partners to impart knowledge and intensive hands-on training to Diabetes Educators. This will help equip them with customized solutions and aid clinicians and people with diabetes who are being initiated on insulin, said Col. Binu Sharma, Sr. V.P. Nursing Services, Columbia Asia Hospitals. The diabetes educators have also been trained in retinal screening and foot examination. They shall use specialized tools to educate and guide the diabetic population. They shall provide and facilitate comprehensive support to our patients.

The hospital will provide dedicated caregivers to help patients with gestational diabetes. These diabetes educators will guide, and train them as advised by the Endocrinologists whenever required, to manage diabetes during pregnancy. Again ‘smart’ glucometers will be given to mothers to enable diabetes educator from the call centre, to touch base, as and when required.

For Type 1 diabetes, which principally affects children and young adults, the hospital is organizing educational sessions for parents and counselling sessions for affected children with specialists to allay their fears and help them lead a normal life.

“Diabetes is a lifestyle disease that can well be kept under control with lifestyle modifications. Life doesn’t stop with diabetes! Several professional sportspersons have continued with their sports after being diagnosed with diabetes. WasimAkram, Arthur Ashe, Scott Coleman, are just to name a few,” said, Ms. Reeth Abraham, International Athlete and Arjuna Awardee.

“A smart way to stay fit and manage lifestyle diseases is to get involved in at least one sport. Though in a country like India the focus is on academics, and not many aspire to have a career in sports, it is extremely important to engage yourselves and your children into sports, and pursue it as a hobby,” added Reeth.

Talking about the comprehensive Diabetes Care program, Dr. Sunil Rao,Vice President, Operations (South), Columbia Asia Hospitals, said, “Columbia Diabetes Care will be a one stop solution for diabetic patients. Right from endocrinologists, to diabetic educators and counsellors, nutritionists and specialists in Neurology, Vascular Surgery, Ophthalmology, we will provide complete support to our patients. Moreover, being a multi-specialty hospital we will be extending support to patients for any diabetes related co-morbid complications.”

Speaking at the occasion, Mr. Vinay Kaul, Sr. VP Sales and Marketing, Columbia Asia Hospitals said, “We are glad to announce the launch of Columbia Diabetes University which is a collaboration based engagement program with care providers in the community. Columbia Asia will institute structured training programs through specialists as well as share its expertise and protocols for diabetes management with all interested clinics in the community.”

“In addition, we will also run an outcome based engagement program with our patients. As part of this program, we will recognize and reward (through cash and non-cash) initiatives taken by patients to control their diabetes” Kaul added.

Dr. Ritesh Raj from NM Medical Clinic congratulated Columbia Asia Hospitals. He said, “I am especially looking forward to collaborating with Columbia Asia under the Columbia Diabetes University.”

The comprehensive diabetes management program will cater to Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics as well as for those with impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM). The program will enable participants to lead a healthy and active life at home and at work.

It is based on a multidisciplinary approach that addresses the challenges of managing diabetes holistically with involvement of specialists, family physicians, support staff and patient/care giver; all enabled through internationally benchmarked protocols and mobile technology based interventions.

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