Tag: healthcare

Opinion: Paid leave for caregivers would be a boost for employers, workers and the economy 

The Biden administration’s American Jobs Plan contains what might seem like a surprise: $400 billion for “caregiving infrastructure.” While some might scratch their heads to see eldercare and childcare listed alongside roads and bridges, this reframing is a critical one — and something for which care advocates have been calling for years. It also ought […]

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Maharashtra administers over 1cr doses, highest in country – ET HealthWorld

Mumbai: Maharashtra reached a major Covid-19 milestone on Sunday as it crossed the one crore-mark in vaccine doses administered, the highest by any state. It took the state a little less than 70 days to cover nearly one-third of the target population with at least one dose, officials said. Rajasthan is a close second with […]

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Australia halts AstraZeneca vaccine for most people under 50 – ET HealthWorld

Australia on Thursday become the latest country to restrict use of the AstraZeneca vaccine by recommending that it not be given to people under age 50. The announcement came after drug regulators held a series of urgent meetings earlier in the day. That followed advice from the European Medicines Agency that it had found a […]

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Covid-19: India leads globally with average of more than 34 lakh doses given per day – ET HealthWorld

With an average of 34,30,502 anti-coronavirus doses being given per day, India has topped globally in terms of the number of jabs administered daily, the Union Health Ministry said on Thursday. Cumulatively, 9,01,98,673 vaccine doses have been given so far through 13,77,304 sessions, according to a provisional report till 7 am. These include 89,68,151 healthcare […]

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Reports of Covid treatment costs have changed India’s attitude towards health insurance: Survey – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: Rising healthcare costs in general and reports of astronomical Covid-19 treatment costs at private hospitals have changed India’s attitude towards health insurance. As per a survey by Policybazaar, most consumers are purchasing health plans with a bigger cover, showcasing an uptick in demand for higher sum insured health policies (more than Rs 25 […]

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From waiting rooms to holograms: Dr. Keren Priyadarshini, Microsoft Asia – ET HealthWorld

by Dr. Keren PriyadarshiniRegional Business Lead, Worldwide Health, Microsoft Asia Boring waiting rooms, tongue depressors, the smell of disinfectant; there are many things to dislike about going to the doctor. But if you or a loved one falls sick, there’s nothing more valuable than easy access to healthcare. Providing better access for everyone is one […]

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More seniors want to live independently on their own: Atul Jagadish, VP-Operations, Alserv – ET HealthWorld

Shahid Akhter, editor, ETHealthworld, spoke to Atul Jagadish, VP-Operations, Alserv, Chennai, to know more about the market trends and challenges associated with senior care.How do you see the market evolving in eldercare?According to a study published in Lancet journal, life expectancy in India has risen from 59.6 years in 1990 to 70.8 years in 2019. […]

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Drug Price Control: A Double Edged Sword – ET HealthWorld

by Arvind Sahay Professor of Marketing and International BusinessMN Vora Chair Professor of Marketing and Entrepreneurship In May 2013, the Department of Pharmaceuticals (DoP) of India brought 348 medicines— essential and lifesaving drugs from the National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM)—under price control by the Drug Price Control Order (DPCO). The main objective was to […]

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HC grants more time to Delhi govt to file affidavit regarding regulation of online health service aggregators – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday granted more time to the Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government to file a detailed affidavit in a contempt petition against it, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and others for not regulating online health service aggregators. A single-judge bench of Justice Najmi Waziri also posted the […]

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