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Pharmaceutical industry hails Budget; says proposal will promote research, innovation
The pharmaceutical industry on Wednesday hailed the Budget terming it a step in the right direction to promote research and innovation in the sector.
February 7, 2023
Private healthcare organisations welcome Budget 2023, call for incentives to charitable hospitals, funding for telemedicine
Private healthcare institutes raised concerns such as the government not increasing healthcare spending to 2.5 per cent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) concern and streamlining embedded indirect taxes like Goods and Service Taxes (GST) in the sector.
February 2, 2023
Union Budget 2023-24: Budget not as per expectations
Healthcare stakeholders are dismayed that there was no increase in the budget allocation, no revision/reduction in GST, no tax exemption and missing out on the crucial aspect of universal health coverage.
February 1, 2023
Union Budget 2023: Key takeaways for health sector
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented Union Budget 2023-2024 today.
February 1, 2023
Budget 2023: A new vision for India’s healthcare is needed; will the govt rise to the occasion?
The healthcare sector, particularly the public sector, still faces barriers, despite being one of the world's best. The Budget is an apt time to fix the loopholes.
February 1, 2023
Pharma, healthcare industry seeks eased regulations, R&D-based incentives
Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance (IPA) Secretary General Sudarshan Jain outlined the sector's wish list for the 2018 Union Budget, noting that the domestic pharmaceutical industry is currently worth about $50 billion and hopes to increase to about $130 billion by 2030 and $450 billion by 2047.
February 1, 2023
Budget 2023: Healthcare industry experts urge govt to focus on preventive care, increased investment & GST reform
Ideally, India should be spending at least 2.5- 3 per cent of its Gross Domestic Product on the healthcare system. Sadly, it does not. The healthcare sector and bodies affiliated with it have once again big expectations from the upcoming Union Budget.
January 11, 2023
How Genomics will ensure a risk-free and beneficial treatment for good health and well-being
By Amol Naikawadi. Although genetic testing is still a relatively new development in drug treatment, but this field is rapidly expanding considering the value proposition it provides.
December 29, 2022
Indian pharma sector set for ‘volume to value leadership’ journey in 2023
Reinvention and innovation will be the key mantra for the Indian pharma industry in the New Year as the 'pharmacy of the world' looks to move from volume to value leadership, amid emerging challenges of inflation and pricing pressures in the global markets.
December 22, 2022
Budget 2023: NATHEALTH seeks rationalisation of GST for healthcare sector
In its submission to the finance ministry on Wednesday , the industry body said that the healthcare sector has not been able to derive the benefits of the GST transition in comparison to other sectors. In fact, the embedded taxes in the sector have increased in the post-GST regime compared to pre-GST period, it noted.
December 14, 2022
Enhance Healthcare Infrastructure, Achieve Universal Health Coverage, $5 Trillion Economy: NATHEALTH
The recommendations cover strengthening healthcare infrastructure across tier 2 and 3 geographies, investing in emergency healthcare delivery services and expanding testing infrastructure in the hinterland by accelerating capex spends, as per the statement it issued.
December 14, 2022
Creating a pool of medical specialists
Reinvent and innovate will be the key mantra for the Indian pharma industry in the New Year as the 'pharmacy of the world' looks to move from volume to value leadership, amid emerging challenges of inflation and pricing pressures in the global markets.
December 12, 2022
Call for one-time Budget allocation to pay Govt dues to healthcare providers
Nathealth claims the reimbursements for completed treatments are not made on time, and in most cases, remain unpaid even for 2-3 years
December 8, 2022
Driving innovation through partnerships to address India’s healthcare barriers: Mansi Wadhwa
There is growing awareness of the contribution healthcare technology companies can make, toward curtailing hospital costs and improving the quality of care. The winning combination of technology companies and hospital care providers can potentially expedite expansion of healthcare capacity and adoption of new technologies.
December 8, 2022
NatHealth calls for rationalisation of GST in upcoming Budget
Healthcare industry body NATHEALTH on Wednesday sought rationalisation of GST and enhanced insurance coverage especially in smaller cities and towns in the upcoming Budget.
December 7, 2022
Nathealth Demands Rationalization Of Gst In The Upcoming Budget
Healthcare industry body NATHEALTH on Wednesday sought rationalisation of GST and enhanced insurance coverage especially in smaller cities and towns in the upcoming Budget.
December 7, 2022
NATHEALTH key budget recommendations focus on transforming India into a 5 trillion USD economy on a healthy foundation
Short-term and long-term recommendations highlight the need for ease of doing business, uniform adoption of digital health, capacity building of healthcare workers and expanding insurance cover.
December 7, 2022
Exponential growth of Superbugs: Strong multi-sectorial steps needed to stem growing threat of AMR
According to Lancet, AMR was linked to 1·27 million deaths in 2019. In 2016, the Review on AMR commissioned by the British government estimated that by 2050, AMR could claim 10 million lives or one life every three seconds globally.
December 6, 2022
Budget FY24: NATHEALTH seeks rationalisation of GST for healthcare sector
Healthcare industry body NATHEALTH on Wednesday sought rationalisation of GST and enhanced insurance coverage especially in smaller cities and towns in the upcoming Budget.
December 4, 2022
NATHEALTH submits private health sector recommendations for Union Budget 2022
In the short-term recommendations submitted to the government, NATHEALTH has highlighted the need of enhancing the role of the private sector in increasing the capacities of our healthcare professionals to address the shortage of healthcare professionals.
December 4, 2022
Nathealth recommends enhancing healthcare infrastructure, universal health coverage as part of budget recommendations
Nathealth - Healthcare Federation of India has submitted a comprehensive set of recommendations to the government for the Union Budget 2023-24 to address the current barriers for the private healthcare sector.
December 3, 2022
Despite challenges, medical device industry in India has potential for high growth
According to government data, there are 750–800 domestic medical device manufacturers in India, with an average investment of $2.3–2.7 million and an average turnover of $6.2-6.9 million.
November 29, 2022
Not a single taker for Rs 50,000 crore scheme to set up hospitals in non-metro areas
Under the scheme, scheduled commercial banks were allowed to provide credit with interest rate, capped at 7.95 per cent per annum, for projects in the healthcare sector. A maximum of Rs 100 crore per project was to be disbursed.
November 1, 2022
Private hospitals concerned over removal of payment clause in revised CGHS empanelment pact
Large private hospitals have expressed serious reservations over the removal of payment terms in a proposed agreement for empanelment with the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS), saying this and other clauses will have a major impact on their ability to deliver seamless services.
September 27, 2022
NMC proposes relaxing norm for universities to start medical colleges
In a move that should make setting up medical colleges easier, the apex medical regulator has proposed doing away with the requirement of such institutions having a full-fledged hospital that has been functional for a minimum of two years.
September 22, 2022
Full accreditation of hospitals sluggish but demand high for entry-level certification
Only an estimated 2 percent of India’s hospitals with over 50 beds each have been fully accredited in the 17 years since the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers was set up.
September 22, 2022
India@2047 – From Heal in India to Heal by India
As India celebrates 75 years of independence and the beginnings of Amrutkaal, its healthcare system, enriched by a 5000-year legacy has much to offer to the world.
September 21, 2022
Top industry leaders to adopt 10 pc of TB patients enrolled under Ni -Kashay 2.0
The aim is to ensure quality care, nutrition, medical services, technology and diagnostic support and mitigate the high burden of costs borne by patients and their families, NATHEALTH President Dr Shravan Subramanyam said.
September 16, 2022
How better business models can bring affordable healthcare to Bharat
The year 2018 ushered in a new era for universal healthcare in India with the announcement of the world’s largest health insurance scheme, The Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana—giving financial assistance for hospital care for the most vulnerable population.
September 9, 2022
Genome sequencing: The future of preventive healthcare is now
We were often told that “Prevention is better than cure”. Yet, in matters of health, it is a human tendency to seek medical help only after detecting clinical symptoms. The trend is now changing as many more people have realised the benefits of prevention on quality of life and longevity.
September 7, 2022
As Centre readies ‘Heal in India’ portal, hospital chains suggest a slew of measures on medical tourism
As the government readies a ‘Heal in India’ portal to monitor the end-to-end journey of foreign patients arriving in the country for treatment, large private hospital chains looking to increase their medical tourism business have shared a number of suggestions with the Centre.
September 5, 2022
Replicating India’s emergency medical care model in emerging countries
By Prabhdeep Singh. Developing and emerging countries in Asia and Africa, with similar healthcare and related issues, can take a leaf out of India’s book to solve their healthcare woes.
August 28, 2022
NATHEALTH and CKD launches “Win with Vaccines” campaign
The objective of the campaign is to engage with key stakeholders, join hands with district authorities, and run a comprehensive public education program that addresses awareness gaps in understanding the benefits of vaccination
August 5, 2022
Home care: The changing face of care delivery in India
By Meena Ganesh And Vivek Srivastava.
India’s elderly population projected to triple in the next three decades.
June 28, 2022
Technology Adoption is the key to solving India’s challenge of access to a more equitable healthcare System
By Siddhartha Bhattacharya & Barnik Chitran Maitra Technological advances, digitally enabled care and public-private partnerships can transform healthcare in India
June 27, 2022
Understanding the role of private healthcare providers in India’s march toward Universal Health Coverage
There continues to be a perception that private hospitals are against public interest and operate only for profit. Therefore, it is important to examine a few aspects of overall hospital operational issues and challenges to decode these misconceptions
May 5, 2022
Breaching the digital frontier for Indian healthcare
Digital is the future in all sectors of the economy and society and healthcare is no exception. Digital delivery will become integral to healthcare provision, and something that people have embraced after being driven indoors by the pandemic.
March 26, 2022
Potential of MedTech to bridge the rural-urban gap
Rural communities have long struggled to maintain access to quality healthcare services. Rural healthcare in India is characterised by a huge gap between supply and demand.
April 7, 2021

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