Ayushman Bharat a 'game changer'; 6.85 lakh patients treated in 100 days: Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Tuesday said, as many as 6.85 lakh poor patients have been provided free hospital treatment in the first 100 days of the launch of the programme. [...]

Govt to give preference to domestically produced drugs for public procurement

The government Tuesday said preference for public procurement programmes in the pharma sector will be given to domestically produced drugs with minimum of 75 per cent local content in the ongoing fiscal which will go up to 90 per cent by 2023-25.[...]

Healthcare sector may see further consolidation in 2019

Industry players say that demonetisation, GST, tightening of cash transactions and regulatory issues have certainly impacted some of the smaller establishments making them unviable. The future healthcare is seen as a high-volume, low-margin venture, inching towards universal health care with an active role played by the govt. [...]

Generic Medicines - whether to buy them or not?


Delhi: As cold bites, hospitals see spurt in admissions

The cocktail of pollution and extremely cold weather condition prevailing in the capital is leaving many people sick. Hospitals say they are flooded with patients suffering from cold, cough, sore throat, fever and exacerbation of respiratory illnesses. [...]

Fatty diet may lead to life-threatening liver disease: Study

An estimated 20 per cent of people with NAFLD have non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), according to the study published in the journal Hepatology. NASH can eventually progress to cirrhosis or liver cancer, especially in those with obesity or Type 2 diabetes. Patients with NAFLD are also at an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, they said[...]


Branded drugs are also called “Innovators Drugs”. They are formulated/invented by pharmaceutical companies to keep them from getting duplicated or reverse engineered by other companies. The company incepting branded drug bears the sole right to manufacture, as well as distribute the drug for a specified period of time.[...]

Surat : 11 wellness centres to provide holistic primary healthcare

Surat: Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) will be setting up 11 urban health and wellness centres (UHWCs) with trained staff to provide comprehensive primary healthcare to people suffering from diabetes, hypertension, cancer and other diseases. [...]

Myths and details about Generic Medicines.

The generic drug is a pharmaceutical drug that has a similar chemical substance that the drug consisted when it was originally innovated, developed, patented and brought into production.[...]

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