CII Health, TN & Star Health Initiative on Health Insurance Awareness Campaign at Chennai on Feb 24th 2017

February 22, 2017 by · Leave a Comment
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CII, Tamil Nadu has formed a Tamil Nadu Healthcare Panel under the convenorship of Dr. S. Prakash, Senior Executive Director, Star Health along with Dr Rohini Sridhar, COO, Apollo Hospitals Limited as co-convener.

Panel has decided to organise forum meetings across Tamil Nadu. The forum shall address issues with the major players in the Healthcare Industry, namely, Hospitals, Customers, TPAs, Pharmaceutical companies and Insurers.

We have used this panel as a platform to address the growing trust deficit in the healthcare system and have successfully conducted 3 programs so far.

The 4th forum meeting is scheduled to happen on the 24th February 2017 on promoting Best Practices in Health Insurance to Hospital front desk personnel.

This session is part of Health Insurance Education Series to Hospital Front Office Desks, Insurance Desk Teams.

Interested Teams from Hospitals can send formal confirmation mail to the contact person’s details mentioned in the poster….There is no participation fee.

CII Star Health Insurance Mailer

UNION BUDGET 2017 – TAKE AWAYS FOR HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

February 3, 2017 by · Leave a Comment
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Union Budget 2017 has included Healthcare as one of the 10 themes announced by Finance Minister.

Specific announcements were made for healthcare sector covering both industry players and users / beneficiaries..

Industry had mixed responses on the budget announcements…

Team Value Added has prepared a quick pointer from both industry as well as consumers persepective, on various announcements made by FM.

Click on the link below to know more about the announcements made to healthcare sector. Healthcare Industry players response to the budget announcements  was captured here.

BUDGET 2017 – WHAT IT MEANS TO HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

Click on the link below to know more about the announcements made to the  beneficiaries ie consumers of healthcare sector

BUDGET 2017 – WHAT IT MEANS TO CONSUMERS

In continuation of the budget announcement on Medical Devices, GoI – MoH released new rules for Medical Devices Sector. Medical Devices sector representatives welcomed the prompt move by the GoI, MoH in this direction.

 

 

 

 

BIO ASIA 2017 @ HYDERABAD

January 13, 2017 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Healthcare, Medical Devices 

Dear AiMeD Members,

Greetings!!!

It is our pleasure to inform you regarding the 14th BioAsia being organized by the Government of Telangana in partnership with the Government of India and with support from AiMeD. This event will take place from February 6-8, 2017 at Hyderabad International Convention Center.

In light of the partnership with AiMeD, our Members will be entitled to a special discount of 50% on the registration fee (MOU enclosed).

The event will serve as a networking platform for about 1500 industry leaders, corporates, healthcare & medical professionals from over 50 countries. The event will feature about 50 start-ups with extraordinary promise to transform the life sciences and healthcare sectors.

BioAsia 2017 will feature a focused conference and CME on Automation in Diagnostics on February 7th and will bring together PoC users, regulators, diagnostic companies and suppliers to also discuss future of rapid testing, automation challenges, quality control, legislation, diagnostics, and the future of PoCT going forward. More information is available at www.2017.bioasia.in

The likes of Dr. Paul Stoffels (J&J Worldwide Chairman of Pharmaceuticals & CSO), Dr. Patrick Vallance (President Worldwide R&D, GSK), Mr. Narayan Murthy (Founder, Infosys), Nobel Laureate Prof. Kurt Wuthrich (Scripps Institute), among others have already confirmed their participation.

Given the participation of policy makers, R&D institutes and industry leaders, we would like to encourage our members to take part actively in the deliberations.

click here for the Catalouge / Brochure 
click here for the AiMed Mou
click here for the Bioasia 2017 Speakers list

Registration enquiries can be forwarded to Ms. Paridhi Gupta at paridhi@biofaba.org

Warm regards,

Rajiv Nath
Forum Coordinator
Association of Indian Medical Device Industry (AiMeD)
GL-3, Ashoka Estate,
24, Barakhamba Road,
New Delhi – 110 001
Ph. +91-129-4289000/4061151
Fax. +91-129-4061164 & 2233242
E-mail : forumcoordinator@aimedindia.com
Web : www.aimedindia.com

AHPI’s 4th Global Conclave on Healthcare Delivery at Chennai during 10-11 February 2017

December 24, 2016 by · Leave a Comment
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AHPI is organizing its 4th Global Conclave at Chennai during 10-11 February 2017. The Conclave will deliberate on Future Model of Healthcare delivery in the form of INTEGRATED CARE. The sessions have been uniquely designed to bring hospitals and allied healthcare industry including pharmaceuticals, medical equipment and IT industry among others under one umbrella to deliver seamless, safe and affordable care across regions. The Conclave has been conceived to offer road map for delivery of universal health care for developing nations. Special interest sessions and activities will be on anvil for delegates from SAARC and ASEAN countries.

Click here for more information

AHPI GLOBAL CONCLAVE

REGISTRATION FORM AHPI Con 2017

AHPI Speakers

 

For any other information / clarifications on registrations, please reach out to :

Ms.Rama Venugopal | Executive Director | M/s.Value Added Corporate Services P Ltd | “VANITHA”, No 5, Third Avenue, Besant Nagar, Chennai – 600090|

Ph:+91 044 24462337/38| Email: rama@valueadded.in|Mob :9840870532

http://www.valueadded.in

 

 

Medical Electronics Manufacturing in India – Seminar/Roadshow by #AMTZ – Andhra MedTech Zone @Chennai on January 6,2017- Hotel GRT Grand Days, T Nagar

According to an industry report, in India, the medical devices industry is small, with a disproportionate reliance on imports and a complex regulatory environment. The global medical devices and technology market is expected to grow to USD 520 billion by 2020 from an estimated USD 3.7 billion in 2014. The Indian market is among the top 20 in the world by market size, and fourth in Asia after Japan, China and South Korea. It is significantly behind developed economies like the United States (US) (USD 340). This current under penetration of Medical devices in India represents the sizeable growth opportunity.

Medical devices play a role not only in screening, diagnosing and treating patients, but also in restoring patients to normal lives and in regularly monitoring health indicators to prevent diseases.

The inflow of foreign direct investment (FDI) in medical devices was USD 90 million between December 2014 and August 2015; post the government permitting 100 per cent FDI under the automatic route. Several MNCs have been increasing their manufacturing footprint and locating research centres in India to serve both the Indian and global markets. Increased funding and investments have also reflected in other supply-side changes in healthcare delivery in India.

AMTZ (Andhra MedTech Zone) aims to make India a self-sufficient and in fact an exporter of good quality and cost-effective medical technology. The AMTZ would include the following facilities:

  • Plug-n- Play Infrastructure
  • Regulators’ office
  • Component testing centre
  • Electromagnetic interference laboratory
  • Medical-grade low vacuum molding, cabinet molding and injection molding centres
  • 3D designing and printing for medical grade products
  • Sterilisation & toxicity testing centre
  • Radiation testing centre
  • Warehousing
  • Other facilities commonly required in the manufacturing of medical devices

Against this backdrop PHD Chamber in association with AMTZ (Andhra MedTech Zone) is organizing the above captioned Seminar on ‘Medical Electronics International collaborations & Financing for Manufacturing’ in India on Friday, 6th January 2017, 10:0 am at Chennai.

Venue – Hotel GRT Grand Days, T Nagar – Marigold Hall in the convention center – Annex Building

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Registration form – 6th Jan 2017

The objective of the Seminar would be to familiarize the Industry on this opportunity which exists in fulfilling this gap which is likely to only widen as the healthcare services reach out to semi-urban and rural areas.

The seminar will also throw up opportunities for foreign collaborations for technology transfers and financing for setting up units.

We believe that for medical electronics to create a meaningful impact on the healthcare system, collaboration between key stakeholders including government, industry, healthcare providers, and health insurance companies will be important in order to come up with the right success strategy and improve overall health care access and delivery in the country.

This will also create an outlook towards the future and shaping the interventions required for a self-reliant and efficient healthcare system for India through technology solutions for the larger good.

We look forward to having you with us for the discussion on this important aspect of Medical Electronics.

Please note that there is no delegate registration fee. Since event participation is limited to few members, prior registration is a must.

Regards,

 

Vivek Seigell

Director

PHD House, 4/2 Siri Institutional Area

August Kranti Marg, New Delhi – 110016, India

Tel: +91.11.26863801-04

+91.11.49545451 Ext: 275

Fax:+91.11.26855450

+91.11.49545451

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

December 4, 2016 by · Leave a Comment
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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

 

About the Writer :

Rama Venugopal heads Value Added Corporate Services P Ltd, a 26 year old Management Consulting Organization from Chennai. She has a long stint in Consulting – almost 24 years and works very closely with SME businesses across various sectors. Healthcare is a domain where she has a long stint again for almost for 20+ years.

Same artcile is published in Linked In Pulse Post too – Please click here to check the same  -

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/icmr-recommends-mci-include-lessons-traditional-indian-rama-venugopal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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

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