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Maha Doctors call off strike after minister assures to accept demand

Aug 09, 2014

Maha Doctors call off strike after minister assures to accept demand

The Medical Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) on Saturday called off their indefinite strike across the state. #India #Medicine #NewsTracker #Maharashtra #Healthcare #Hospitals #doctors #MARD #indefinite strike #bond services
Chhattisgarh to offer special packages to doctors in Naxal-hit areas

Aug 08, 2014

Chhattisgarh to offer special packages to doctors in Naxal-hit areas

To overcome the acute shortage of doctors in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit regions, the state government is working on a "special package" to offer certain facilities, besides lucrative salary. #India #NewsTracker #Chhattisgarh #Healthcare #Naxals #doctors #Chhattisgarh Doctors #Naxal-hit regions
Total sanitation Why toilets alone cannot stop open defecation

Aug 05, 2014

Total sanitation Why toilets alone cannot stop open defecation

Building toilets does not mean people will use them. What India needs is for people to be taught the value of sanitation. #ConnectTheDots #Caste #Healthcare #Sanitation #Toilets #diarrhoea #open defecation
Universal access vital to protect people from vulnerability UN Report

Jul 25, 2014

Universal access vital to protect people from vulnerability UN Report

India seriously needs to pay attention. Universal access is not populism as some hawks say, but is a holistic approach that is unavoidable if its serious of the welfare of its people. #India #Development #InMyOpinion #Human Development Index #Populism #Universal healthcare #welfare state #Universal Access #UN development report

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Its not just Ranbaxy, our health care regulators have failed us too

May 23, 2013

Its not just Ranbaxy, our health care regulators have failed us too

The Ranbaxy saga of fraud and greed goes beyond that. In India, it shows how our regulators too have failed us. #TheLongView #Health #Drugs #Ranbaxy #Healthcare #Pharma
Why a global fight against cancer is a good idea

Apr 10, 2013

Why a global fight against cancer is a good idea

In a substantive paper published today in the journal Nature Reviews, a group of authors from Singapore, the USA and Brazil evaluate the cost of cancer medication in low and middle income countries. #WhyNow #Cancer #Healthcare #Diabetes #Novartis #glivec #Merck #Dabur Pharma

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Why a global fight against cancer is a good idea

Sep 23, 2014

Philips to split off lighting business

Philips said it will break its 120-year-old company in two, creating a stand-alone lighting business and merging consumer and healthcare divisions into a €15 billion business...
Why a global fight against cancer is a good idea

Sep 23, 2014

Biggest takeover for Germany's Merck as it agrees $17bn Sigma-Aldrich deal

Drugs and chemicals maker Merck has agreed to buy US company Sigma-Aldrich for $17bn (€13.24) in cash to boost its lab supplies business, the biggest takeover in the German group's history. The deal helps Merck, 70pc controlled by the descendants of ... #Merck & Company, Inc. #Sigma-Aldrich
Why a global fight against cancer is a good idea

Sep 23, 2014

Looking To Transform Healthcare? - Ask A Nurse

Traditionally, nurses have been the ?face of healthcare? to the patient. Unfortunately, due to the culture of the healthcare industry, nurses have usually taken a back seat to physicians and administrators when it comes to changing the policies and p... #Merck & Company, Inc. #Sigma-Aldrich