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ICMR recommends MCI to include lessons in traditional Indian medicine for doctors

December 4, 2016 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Announcements, Healthcare 

I was reading about this post today in social media channels !!!

Was a little surprised at this announcement by ICMR !!! If teaching basics of Ayurveda to Allopathy Drs is recommended, similar exercise should be made to make #Ayurveda drs understand how #Allopathy medicine, as a science works !!! These are two different streams of medicine – one is purely modern science and evidence based medicine and another one is purely ancient science and “no evidence” based medicine !!!

Before GOI initiates any such move on holistic healthcare, it’s better to listen to the voice of stakeholders, take them into confidence before any such integration… Challenges are plenty as both the streams have to look upon each other as complimenting each other in the process.

Which is mainstream medicine and which is complimentary stream here??? Who will define this???

How does one address medico legal disputes as the origin of treatment failure may be in any stream…who will be held responsible for such failures???

What is the role of a patient, who may attempt at many treatments before finally landing at the doorsteps of Allopathy…and anything may go wrong at this stage & finally Allopathy drs are subject to punishments!!!

While educating the Allopathy drs on ancient streams is a good move, as it will make them understand and appreciate our traditional streams, so that they need not look at this medicine with a doubtful eye.

I guess tolerance for others medicinal streams will improve with this kind of exercise!!!

However, GoI has to take many stake holders into confidence – Allopathy drs, Ayush Drs, Consumers, Judiciary, Insurers etc into confidence and must roll out any holistic healthcare initiatives after understanding the ground realities and challenges posed ahead….

Infact same sentiments are expressed by ICMR teams too !!!

Source of Information :

http://medicaldialogues.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f3f14fd7fb288216d6fab530a&id=b4b222369d&e=bb4185c3b5

 

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ESIC eyes pan-India expansion with healthcare facilities

October 20, 2016 by · Leave a Comment
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ESIC eyes pan-India expansion with healthcare facilities

The Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) is likely to expand its services to over 650 districts nationwide as part of its second generation reforms. The corporation has decided to take in its fold all construction workers, ESI Insurance Commissioner Arun Kumar was quoted as saying at a PHDCCI seminar on ESIC.

ESIC is likely to propose charging financial contribution from the employers of construction workers to give them ESI benefits, which would be drawn from the various welfare boards in which the construction companies deposit their construction cess, he added.

He added that the proposal is being discussed at the higher level of bureaucracy within the Labour Ministry.

Elaborating on the issue of second generation reforms in ESIC, Kumar said ESIC now has its healthcare and hospital facilities around 300 districts where workers avail medical and healthcare facilities. These will be extended to all districts of India and the process will begin in March 2017.

(source : Business Line)

Apollo Group of Hospitals plans to raise Rs.450 crore for expanding the network of clinics

October 20, 2016 by · Leave a Comment
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Apollo Group of Hospitals plans to raise Rs.450 crore for expanding the network of clinics

A player in the healthcare industry will pick up equity in the group’s arm to infuse the funds.

The subsidiary will utilise the proceeds on expanding the number of clinics to 150 from the present 78.

Sangita Reddy, Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd (AHEL), however, has refused to divulge the quantum of equity that it is going to dilute.

“We are going to complete the fund raising process this financial year,” she said.

Apollo Clinics, which runs multi-speciality clinics, is part of the Apollo Health and Lifestyle Ltd (AHLL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of AHEL. “After consolidating the network in top tier cities, we will fan out the concept to tier-II and III cities such as Vijawayada and Visakhapatnam,” she said.

The group, which has just completed a Rs.1,800-crore expansion project, will be crossing the 10,000-bed mark next month with the opening of the 600-bedded Mumbai facility.

The group will be holding international conferences in Chennai this week.

The seventh edition of Transforming Healthcare with IT and the sixth International Patient Safety Congress-2016 will be held on October 21 and 22.
The Patient Safety conference will come out a set of recommendations to the government.

(This article was published on October 18, 2016 Business Line)

CII Healthcare Forum Meeting on 14th October 2016 between 4 to 6 pm – Theme – Trust Deficit in Healthcare…. The Void

October 12, 2016 by · Leave a Comment
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CII E-mailer Final

Govt notifies tax rebate for 7 districts in Andhra Pradesh

Government has announced Tax Incentives for the following Seven Districts in Andhra Pradesh to boost the Industrial activities.

  • Anantapur
  • Chittoor
  • Cuddapah
  • Kurnool
  • Srikakulam
  • Vishakhapatnam
  • Vizianagaram.

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has notified these seven districts of the State of Andhra Pradesh as backward areas under section 32(1)(iia) and section 32AD of the Income-tax Act, to avail the tax benefits.

“Accordingly, any manufacturing undertaking set up during the period from April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2020 in these districts of Andhra Pradesh is eligible for 15 per cent of higher additional depreciation and 15 per cent of investment allowance on the cost of plant and machinery acquired by it during the said period”.

The aforesaid incentives are in addition to other tax benefits available under the Income-tax Act.

Please click here for CBDT Government notification

7th Edition Medic Expo 2016 @ Visakhapatnam on 1st & 2nd October 2016

September 19, 2016 by · Leave a Comment
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AMTZ invitation

IRDA MANDATES HOSPITALS ON NABH ACCREDITATION

September 14, 2016 by · Leave a Comment
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INSURANCE REGULATORY AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF INDIA

NOTIFICATION

Hyderabad, the 12th July, 2016
Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Health Insurance) Regulations, 2016 

“All such providers offering cashless services for allopathic treatment shall meet with the preaccreditation entry level standards laid down by National Accreditation Board for Hospitals (NABH) or such other standards or requirements as may be specified by the Authority from time to time within a period of two years from the date of notification of these Guidelines. (Explanatory Note: Network Providers are to visit NABH website for details regarding procedure for obtaining the necessary accreditation)”

Ref notification: IRDA/HLT/REG/CIR/146/07/2016 dated 29.07.2016

Click here to see Notification

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Value Added Training Program on Method Validation on 18th June @ Chennai

 

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Topic Method Validation
Trainer Dr.V.K.Ramadesikan, M.B.B.S, M.D ( Biochemistry)
Date & Time 18th June 2016  Saturday,  9.30 am to 5.30 pm
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Value Added Training Programs – May 2016

May 11, 2016 by · Leave a Comment
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Requirements of ISO 9001:2015 Standard 25th May 201610 am to 4 pm Mr.S.GiritharanMr.A.A.Srinivasan 3000/- per person http://bit.ly/1UE9hvj 
Operational Metrics for Hospitals 27th May 201610 am to 4 pm Dr. Srivatsan & Mr. Satishkumar 2000/- + s.tax per person http://bit.ly/1SVEzcm 

 

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