Tag Archives: health care

India joining TPP regime will make medicines costly, inaccessible for poor: Experts

With the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement expected in weeks, experts have warned if India gives in to US “pressure” to join the deal,it will “damage” the access of medicines in developing nations. The TPP is a regional free trade agreement being negotiated by 12 countries across the Asia-Pacific region – Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, ...

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Ignorance Main Cause Behind TB Spread in Assam Tea Gardens

By Azera Parveen Rahman Tezpur (Assam), Jan 18: Tuberculosis (TB) has become a major problem in Assam’s tea gardens, often leading to the death of workers, which experts attribute mainly to pervading ignorance among workers and poor management response to provide healthcare. The disease is rampant among workers and affects nearly 40 percent of the tea workers, which doctors say ...

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BioAsia to organize Healthcare Devthon in Hyderabad

BioAsia 2015 has announced the Healthcare Devthon in Hyderabad with a focus on idea validation, design and rapid prototyping of technologies and solutions to the life sciences and healthcare sector with the winners to get seed fund grant of Rs.2 lakh each. The event is being sponosred by Hyderabad Software Exporters’ Association (HYSEA), the healthcare innovation cell, the union health ...

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Future of Health Care: Australia’s First Digital Hospital Opens Today

Australia’s first hospital with fully integrated, digital eHealth capability opened in the north-eastern Queensland state on Monday, said Department of Health. St Stephen’s Private Hospital, operated by UnitingCare Health in Hervey Bay, has been created by expanding the regional hospital with a new, three-storey inpatient hospital with 96 acute care beds and three additional operating rooms, Xinhua reported. Health Minister ...

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Health Minister Asks Doctors to Advise Patients to Exercise More, Unhappy with MCI

Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, has told doctors at the capital’s Safdarjung Hospital to ensure that a patient does not return to the hospital after recovery. “For this the doctor should educate the patient on the lifestyle to adopt so as to avoid falling ill again,” he said addressing his fellow doctors community. About 80 ...

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Medical malcare? One in 8 Patients Return to Hospital Within Days after Discharge

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has released community-specific data showing that one in eight medicare patients were readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of being released after surgery in 2010, while patients in the hospital for reasons other than surgery returned at an even higher rate of one in six. Both rates were virtually unchanged from 2008. The highest regional ...

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