Healthcare in India

Healthcare sector in India is one of the largest in terms of employment as well as in revenue. Around 80 % of healthcare rests with private sector. The government healthcare is basically covered in rural area with primary healthcare centre, which provides succour to basic ailments. It also has speciality hospitals in major cities and reputed healthcare in metro cities. However, it is the private sector that provides majority of secondary, tertiary and quaternary care institutions with a major concentration in metros, tier I and tier II cities.

India also provides contrast in healthcare with high malnutrition, higher infant mortality rate, under vaccinated children and on the other side, India have medical tourism with world class facilities. The Indian healthcare industry is Read More

Gujarat GDCA appoints 4000 retail pharmacies for anti-TB drug distribution

Gujarat Food and Drug Control Administration (FDCA) has appointed 4,000 retail pharmacies to distribute anti-TB drugs to patients not covered under the government healthcare programme. These designated pharmacies will stock and sell medicines for TB patients and help get patient?s details in an effective way. Gujarat FDCA is also supporting National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) by sharing relevant details of the patients not covered under the Revised National Tuberculosis Programme (RNTCP). There are around 37,650 retail and wholesale pharmacies in the state of Gujarat. Read More

CSIR-IGIB to commercialize new genetic tests

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) - Institute of Genomics & Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB) has decided to commercialise a set of 27 genetics tests it has developed over the years. The institute has entered into an agreement with Dr Lal PathLabs, which has a large network of network of diagnostic centres across the country, for licensing the genetic tests. These tests are expected to be launched in phases over the year. It is estimated that over 70 million Indians have been affected by rare genetic diseases. The new tests cover a variety of diseases/ disorders including movement disorders, motor neuron disease, mitochondrial disorders, developmental and inborn error of metabolism, and leukodystrophies. The project is funded through the Fast-Track Translation (FTT) Resear Read More