Workshop on Financial Management for Non Finance Management Teams – Postponed

January 31, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Greetings from Value Added Corporate Services

We regret to inform you that the Workshop on Financial Management for Non Finance Management Teams in Healthcare @ Hyderabad scheduled on 8th & 9th, February 2014 at Hotel Aditya Park, Hyderabad has been POSTPONED due to certain unavoidable circumstances..

The Conference would now be held on a later date and we will shortly inform you the revised dates and venue for the same.

We sincerely regret the inconvenience caused and extend our full support for any issues related to the same.

For any further Queries please Contact

Sr.Manager –Business Development

Sr.Manager – Operations

Padma Sriramakrishnan
Manager – Customer Service

Manager – Hospital Quality Management


NABL 112 Revision – Draft Announcement made by NABL Secretariat

Subject: Draft NABL 112 for Comments

This has reference to the announcement from NABL regarding the release of Draft NABL 112 documents for revision requesting comments from Laboratories and Assessors.

We would like to appreciate the efforts taken by NABL to draft a very clear and extensive specific criteria document for the ISO 15189:2012 Standards. All disciplines have been covered extensively in simple language, with a professional touch.

Further to the announcement a meeting was called for in Chennai inviting all Accredited Laboratories, Applicant Laboratories and Laboratories who are in the process of sending application to discuss on the revised document and give their suggestions for NABL Secretariats’ consideration.

The Meeting was held on 5th January 2014 at Andhra Chamber of Commerce and was attended by the following laboratories

Name of the Laboratory Lab ID
Laboratory Services of Frontier Lifeline Hospital M – 0110
MV Hospital for Diabetes M – 0109
Hitech Diagnostic Centre M – 0098
Sri Ramachandra Medical College M – 0101
Sri Nathella Sampathu Chetty Clinical Laboratory M – 0107
Madras Medical Mission M – 0108
Medall M – 0576
Primex Labs M – 0446
Chennai Port Trust Hospital M – 0254
MIOT Hospitals, Chennai M  -0700
ESIC Hospitals, Chennai  
Chettinad Hospitals & Research Institute  
Apollo Hospitals, Chennai  
Diagnostic Services (A unit of VRR Diagnostics)  
Billroth Hospitals, Chennai  
Mehta Hospitals, Chennai  

The meeting was conducted between 10 am to 1 pm and all the participating members discussed on the new draft version of NABL 112 and the following suggestions / comments were given by them which have been compiled below.

NABL feedback on 112

We have submitted the same for NABL’s perusal and would be grateful if NABL could to take in to consideration some of the suggestions given by the participant laboratories and  incorporate the same in the final draft.

SRL eyes govt hospitals to set up diagnostics centres

January 24, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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This article was originally posted here by C.H. Unnikrishnan.

 SRL Ltd, which runs the largest chain of pathological testing centres in India, wants to set up labs in government hospitals as it looks to expand without investing too much money into the business.

“We have for the first time looked at the public-private partnership model as part of the next phase of growth, and are in talks with various state governments to set up and manage diagnostics labs in public sector hospitals,” chief executive Sanjeev Vashishta said in an interview. Read more

“Acquisition Of Patients Through B2B Channels” – Value Factor Session 5 – Healthcare Marketing Series

January 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Value Added Corporate Services and X Factor Innovations are back with Value Factor – Session 5.  This is the next session of Healthcare Marketing Series. This session of Value Factor revolves around the topic of  ’Acquisition Of Patients Through B2B Channels’

As you all know Value Factor is a joint knowledge sharing initiative by Value Added Corporate Services & X Factor Innovations.  It is a series of events where all verticals and related areas of Healthcare Marketing is discussed.   Read more

Drug resistant bugs and evolving infections need to be researched

January 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Healthcare 

This Article was originally posted here by By Habil Khorakiwala 

The Centre for Disease Control (CDC), USA, believes that a single infectious organism, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA), kills more people in the US than AIDS, Parkinson’s and homicide combined. The chief medical officer of England believes hip surgery in a not-too distant future may be life threatening because of infections which may not have antibiotic treatment available. Read more

Financial Management for Non Finance Management Teams in Healthcare Industry

January 6, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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About the Program

This program is exclusively designed for Healthcare Industry covering various verticals like  Hospitals, Diagnostic Centres, Nursing Homes, Medical Centres, OP Clinics, Wellness Centres etc.

Program Objective

The program is designed and intended for Non-Finance Management Teams in Healthcare space. The program provides a practical guide to analyze financial data and understanding the implications of financial performance of business and various nuances of financial management. Read more

BIS tag: Electronic goods importers seek further extension of deadline

January 3, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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This article was originally posted here by RAHUL WADKE & RAJESH KURUP

Importers of electronic products have sought an extension of the January 3 deadline to comply with the Government’s safety certification norms.

Extended twice earlier, the industry is sceptical of getting another reprieve, a move that could halt the imports of these products. Read more

A new dawn: India to be certified polio-free this year

January 3, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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This article was originally posted here by P.T.JYOTHI DATTA

Later this month, India will clock three polio-free years, a milestone that will be officially certified in 2014 by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

The last case of polio was reported from West Bengal in January 2011.

A WHO-appointed independent body is evaluating the ground situation and an announcement is expected possibly in February-March, says Ashok Mahajan, who heads Rotary’s Ulema Committee. Read more

Piramal opts for online course to train medical staff

January 3, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Healthcare 

This article was originally posted here by Amrita Nair-Ghaswalla

Online course platform EdX, the not-for-profit joint venture between Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which had teamed up with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay in July 2013, has made further inroads into the country.

What was touted to be the first-of-its-kind initiative in India in terms of education has now moved into corporate boardrooms. Read more

The great Indian sanitation crisis

January 2, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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This article was originally posted here

New data released by the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) have once again underlined the abysmal state of sanitation in the country, particularly in rural India where two-thirds of the country lives.

Only 32% of rural households have their own toilets, according to the recently released results of a large-scale survey conducted by NSSO in 2012. An additional 9% have access to toilets although the access figure could be an overestimate. The results of the last census had also highlighted India’s gaping sanitation deficit. Census results showed that less than half of Indian households had a toilet at home; there were more households with a mobile phone than with a toilet. Read more

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