Lakshmipriya Nair

  • Experts condemn blanket ban on combination drugs at second edition of Vantage Point

    Panelists highlight the need for proper guidelines and processes to weed out harmful FDCs from the market and ensure better safety and efficacy of medicines

  • ‘We will position VPS Lakeshore Hospital and Rockland Hospitals as the preferred choices of healthcare across the country’

    UAE-based VPS Healthcare, which forayed into India last year with the acquisition of Lakeshore Hospital in Kochi, recently acquired majority stakes in NCR-based Rockland Hospitals. Shamsheer Vayalil, Managing Director, VPS Healthcare, shares more about the groups ambitious expansion plans in India, its plans to transform the healthcare sector and more, in an interaction with Lakshmipriya Nair

  • ‘TMF Academy is blessed with well qualified and experienced professionals who have great exposure in field of healthcare sector’

    Tech Mahindra Foundation, the CSR arm of TechMahindra recently launched the Tech Mahindra SMART Academy for Healthcare. Dr Loveleen Kacker, CEO, Tech Mahindra Foundation, shares more details about the initiative, its curriculum, objectives and more, with Lakshmipriya Nair

  • ‘We are gearing up to become a Rs 10,000-crore company by 2020’

    HLL Infra Tech Services (HITES) was recently nominated officially as the construction and executing agency of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India. SN Sathu, CEO, HITES speaks on the role HITES intends to play in improving healthcare infrastructure in the country, its ongoing and forthcoming projects, its growth plans in the coming years and more, in an interview with Lakshmipriya Nair

  • Strides to sustainabilty

    Sustainability, as a concept is gradually gaining traction in Indian Pharma Inc with a growing realisation that it can have a positive impact on a company’s credibility, enhance shareholder perception and create short- and long-term value, finds Lakshmipriya Nair

  • ‘Our courses are specially designed for Indian conditions’

    The Contamination Control Society of India (CCSI) has started training programmes for production and supervision staff of cleanrooms. Sheesh Gulati, Chairman, CCSI, shares more details of the programme and its objectives, with Lakshmipriya Nair

  • SNEC30 was prepared with the use of the self nano emulsifying drug delivery system

    Arbro Pharmaceuticals recently launched SNEC30, a Curcumin formulation in 30 mg dose. Dr Saurabh Arora, Executive Director, Arbro Pharmaceuticals explains more about the formulation’s characteristics, its therapeutic advantages, the research that went into its creation and more, in an interaction with Lakshmipriya Nair

  • Zero-friction access to quality care in the cashless format will be our focus for the year

    Medi Assist India, one of the largest TPAs in the country has been lauded for its innovative use of technology in the healthcare industry. Prashant Jhaveri, Head, Products and Strategy, Medi Assist elaborates on their growth and successes with the effective role of technology, the company’s plans for the Indian market in coming years and more, in an interview with Lakshmipriya Nair

  • ‘We have pioneered a fast RNA conjugation process which works in water within minutes’

    Dr Ishwar Singh, Senior Lecturer, School of Pharmacy, University of Lincoln, UK discusses about his areas of research, their objectives and the evolving sphere of pharma research, with Lakshmipriya Nair

  • Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment translates to more lives, eyes, and vision being saved

    Dr Swathi Kaliki, Head – The Operation Eyesight Universal Institute for Eye Cancer, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad highlights the dangers of retinoblastoma, the need to diagnose it on time to improve survival rates, the various measures undertaken by LV Prasad Eye Institute to spread awareness about the disease and offer quality treatment etc, in an interaction with Lakshmipriya Nair

  • ‘This year we expect to have the group revenue cross Rs 350-400 crores’

    Paras Healthcare recently launched Paras Bliss, a dedicated mother and child facility in Panchkula, Haryana. Dr Dharminder Nagar, MD, Paras Healthcare speaks about the hospital group’s plans to expand it as a chain of mother and child care centres and their strategy to expand their footprint across North India, in an interview with Lakshmipriya Nair

  • ‘Our focus is to make healthcare more accessible to the poor and oppressed’

    Vivek Singh, Technical Architect, ThoughtWorks, outlines his company’s plans for the Indian market, the opportunities and challenges in the Indian healthcare IT space, their products to improve the public health sector in India and more, in conversation with Lakshmipriya Nair

  • ‘We have succeeded in identifying and managing 2000+ high risk cases in five years’

    Express Public Health Awards 2016, held concurrently with Healthcare Sabha, recently honoured several public and private organisations for their excellent work to improve the public health sector in India. Piramal Swasthya Foundation won the Jury Choice Award for Corporate Contributions to Public Health at the event for their Asara Tribal Health Program. Col Kanwar Badam, VSM Head, Piramal Swasthya Foundation, divulges more details of the project, its impact, their other initiatives in the public health space and the way forward to revolutionise public health in India, in an interview with Lakshmipriya Nair

  • ‘The health insurance sector will grow at 20 per cent YoY going forward’

    Health insurance has emerged as a significant financing mechanism
    for healthcare. G Srinivasan, Chairman and MD, The New India Assurance, speaks about the evolution of this sector, upcoming trends, his company’s role in improving health insurance penetration, the way forward for the sector in India and more, in an exclusive interview with Lakshmipriya Nair

  • ‘Our investment in India is to transform healthcare delivery using state-of-the-art technology’

    eClinicalWorks, a US-based healthcare IT solutions provider recently announced a $30 million investment to further digital healthcare in Asia, specifically India and other countries in the region. Aakash Shah, Director – Sales, International and India Market, eClinicalWorks shares more details of this investment, the company’s offerings for India, their strategy for the Indian market and more, in an interaction with Lakshmipriya Nair

  • The Ekano concept envisions how surgical care can be transformed across the entire surgical care continuum

    Cambridge Consultants have developed a new surgical system which seeks to provide low cost treatment to underserved patients. Known as the Ekano concept, it is aimed at laparoscopic surgeons in mid-tier and rural hospitals in countries such as India and China. Rahul Sathe, Head of Surgical Innovation, divulges more details about the product, its benefits in the Indian healthcare scenario and the strategy to market it in India, in an interview with Lakshmipriya Nair

  • Dr Suresh Advani: An unshackled soul

    Leading oncologist, Dr Suresh Advani’s life is an awe-inspiring saga of struggle and subsequent triumph of human spirit over destiny By Lakshmipriya Nair

  • ‘We will likely conduct future courses in an online format’

    ACCESS Health International, in collaboration with the World Bank and University of Edinburgh, recently conducted a workshop for policymakers which aimed at helping them manage markets to support public health outcomes. Siddhartha Bhattacharya, Country Director, ACCESS Health International gives more details about the course and its objectives, in an interaction with Lakshmipriya Nair

  • ‘JetSetGo can now mobilise an air ambulance in any part of the country in as little as two hours’

    JetSetGo recently introduced air ambulance services to offer better emergency services and help improve healthcare access, even in remote areas of the country. Kanika Tekriwal, its CEO and Co-founder, talks about the infrastructure in these air ambulances, the investment that has gone into the venture, affordability of these services and more, in an interaction with Lakshmipriya Nair

  • ‘There definitely is a need to implement technological solutions to provide health insurance cover’

    Munish Daga, CEO, Remedinet shares details of the recent tie-up with Bajaj Allianz and elucidates how it would be beneficial for the latter, in an interview with Lakshmipriya Nair

  • Journeying For Good Health

    Visitors from across the world are coming to our shores in pursuit of affordable and quality healthcare services. Yet, it is imperative to mitigate inadequacies like regulatory deficiencies and infrastructure challenges to propel India’s growth as as leading destination for medical value travel. By Lakshmipriya Nair

  • Musculoskeletal Imaging Coming Of Age

    Musculoskeletal imaging is gaining prominence in diagnostic radiology and has seen several momentous advancements in the recent years, abetted by growing research By Lakshmipriya Nair

  • MUSoc supports a standalone cross-sectional modality in the vast field of radiology

    Dr Nidhi Bhatnagar, Organising Secretary, MUSoc 2015 talks about the highlights of the event, its objectives and more in an interaction, with Lakshmipriya Nair

  • ‘Breastfeeding rates can go up only if we invest in policy and programmes’

    Dr Arun Gupta, Regional Coordinator of International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) Asia, and Member, Prime Minister’s Council on India’s Nutrition Challenges, shares valuable insights on the importance of breastfeeding in improving maternal and infant health indices in the country, in an interaction with Lakshmipriya Nair

  • ‘There is an immediate need to improve services at blood banks’

    Dr Bhupendra Kumar Rana, Joint Director-NABH, Quality Council of India; and Chairman- ISQua Accreditation Council details the measures needed to get NABH accreditation for blood banks and elaborates on the best practices to be implemented for enhancing blood banks standards in the country, in an interaction with Lakshmipriya Nair

  • The Smart Way of Healing

    Though Indian healthcare providers are introducing a slew of measures to enhance efficiency and optimise their resources for best outcomes, they have a long way to traverse before metamorphosing into truly smart hospitals. By Lakshmipriya Nair

  • Genetic testing can help in choosing the right drug and the right dose for a patient

    Dr Vijay Chandru, Chairman and CEO, Strand Life Sciences, gives a rundown on the genetic diagnostics market in India, its future prospects, his company’s share in this fledgling market and how genetic diagnostics would impact healthcare in the coming years, in an interaction with Lakshmipriya Nair

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