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A tale of two hospitals in two countries: How an emergency revealed broken state of Indian healthcare
long-reads

A tale of two hospitals in two countries: How an emergency revealed broken state of Indian healthcare

In a broken system, hospitals don’t trust insurance companies to pay bills; insurance companies don’t trust hospitals not to inflate charges; and the hospitals, insurers and patients all know that going to the courts with a claim means endless years of litigation, from which lawyers will be the only ones to profit.

GST impact on healthcare: Will the new tax regime kill the goose that lays the golden egg?
Business

GST impact on healthcare: Will the new tax regime kill the goose that lays the golden egg?

By imposing higher GST rates, the government is impeding the efforts and contribution of the private health sector, which meets over 70 percent of the country’s health needs.

Health insurance for poor launches in Maharashtra
Politics

Health insurance for poor launches in Maharashtra

Congress president Sonia Gandhi launched the Maharashtra government's pet scheme, Rajiv Gandhi Jeevandayi Arogya Yojana (RGJAY), for poor on November 21.

Make Vajpayee's medical treatment expenses public: CIC
India

Make Vajpayee's medical treatment expenses public: CIC

The Central Information Commission has directed the Health Ministry to make public expenses incurred on the treatment of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee within 15 days

Did you know that you get tax benefits for treating certain illnesses?
Investing

Did you know that you get tax benefits for treating certain illnesses?

Keeping medical expenses in mind, the Indian Income Tax Act's section 80 DDB, allows certain tax deductions you can claim when you spend towards treatment of certain diseases. To know more, read on.