A country like India needs immediate actions in critical areas like healthcare. India Health Progress (IHP) (www.Indiahealthprogress.in) is an initiative that seeks to boost access by bringing numerous healthcare players under a single platform and spreading awareness about healthcare access hurdles, including inadequate primary care. This week marks the 3rd annual ‘Healthcare Access Week’ organized by India Health Progress.
SupportBiz interacted with some industry players in the healthcare and real estate segments in order to understand their expectations from the upcoming Union Budget 2013-14.
In an exclusive interaction with SupportBiz, V Laxmikanth, Managing Director, Broadridge Financial Solutions, shared his expectations for the Indian finance sector from the Union Budget 2013.
In an interaction with SupportBiz, Amol Naikwadi, Joint MD, Indus Health Plus, expressed his wish for policymakers to form a separate category for preventive health check-ups in the Union Budget 2013-14, so that people get a precise and clear incentive to go for such check-ups. Naikwadi is also a member of FICCI’s Health Services Committee.
Morbidity costs of tobacco are higher in Kerala than in the rest of the country, a health expert said explaining that this was because the people of the state enjoy greater access to healthcare -- not because they necessarily consume more tobacco than other Indians.
Gurgaon-based Aryan Hospital was established in 1984. In an interaction with SupportBiz, Dr.Vikram Aryan, the founder, shared some trends about the evolving healthcare industry in India. Edited excerpts:
One of its own kind, DCDC and Kidney Clinic is a chain of specialty stand-alone kidney dialysis centers, presently on an expansion spree. IIM-Bangalore graduate Aseem Garg is the founder and MD of DCDC and Kidney Clinic.
MSMEs rolling out products should use barcodes to give them a unique, global, ID. A not-for-profit standards body in India, GS1, can help local firms in the adoption of bar codes -- the set of black vertical lines of varied thickness, with white spaces separating two lines.
Eight countries, including the US and Britain, will take part in the Indian medical tourism conference in Hyderabad next month.
Calling for allocation of more funds for the healthcare sector, President Pranab Mukherjee Sunday said the budgetary provisions were inadequate to meet the country's needs in the field.