14November2018

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Health issues to determine 2019 elections?

The Ayushman Bharat Scheme propelled by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which aims to provide free healthcare up to Rupees five lakh per family member to some 10.74 crore households spread across India, has become a political issue over which the ruling BJP and its opponents are now sparring. The reason for this political dogfight is that Ayushman Bharat has the potential to be a determining electoral issue in the run up to the crucial assembly elections in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chattisgarh later this year and the 2019 Lok Sabha elections thereafter.

Mann Ki Baat
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Prime Minister Shows Grace on Mann Ki Baat

 Speaking in his "Mann Ki Baat" radio address to the nation the other day, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi showered praises on Indian doctors for their contributions, and rightly so.

Mr Ashok Bajpai, MD Apollo Hospitals Group
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Ashok Bajpai: Propelling the Patient-Centric Ethos at Apollo

Mr Ashok Bajpai is the Managing Director of Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals Group and is successfully steering it to greater heights. He has earlier been leading MNC's in India and Asia for the last 12 years. Being a seasoned leader, Mr Bajpai holds vast experience of 28 years that spans diverse sectors in both government and private segments like operations, finance, consumer etc. With a degree in Economics from the George Washington University and an MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, Mr Bajpai brings with him a wealth of knowledge. He has expertise in organizational leadership specializing in driving process excellence. In an exclusive interview, with B S Rawat, Mr Bajpai talks about the plans and the challenges that lie ahead. Excerpts:

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Monetize and modernize dilapidated hospitals

The flooding of the 750 bed Nalanda Medical College and Hospital in Patna, spread over some 100 acres of land, would have been hilarious had it not been so tragic. Various TV channels showed visuals of fish swimming about in the knee deep water that had flooded the emergency ICU of the hospital, and also several wards. The patients' beds were marooned in water and the attendants were somehow managing to stay above the swirling waters.

India's healthcare mess: Solution in sight?
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India's healthcare mess: Solution in sight?

The sorry state of affairs of our healthcare services in the government sector stands out in sharp contrast to the high standards that obtain in the ever increasing numbers of well run hospitals in the private sector in the country, underscored by the ever rising revenues from medical tourism to India.

Founder Chairman, Mr Lalit Mishra
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Needless targeting of doctors in London

 The entire medical fraternity in India is agitated over the remarks made by Indian Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi at the Westminster Hall in London recently which were seen to be very critical of Indian doctors and the Indian pharma companies.

GLS Pharma

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