Shardul Nautiyal

Articles By Shardul Nautiyal

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Reopening of schools begin pan-India as per Covid protocols to address challenges of Covid infection in children

There should also be a system in place in schools that enables students to socially distance themselves and arrive and leave at staggered times.

schools, children, IAP, online classes, reopening, covid protocols, psychologist, counselling

Bulk drugs SMEs raise concern about Central Government giving only 11% share to MSMEs in second PLI scheme

The Union cabinet approved the second PLI second scheme in June 2021 to boost domestic pharmaceutical sector for financial years 2020-21 to 2028-29.

valsartan, losartan, levofloxacin, sulfadiazine, ciprofloxacin, API, DI, fermentation, chemical synthesis, SME, DoP, bulk drugs, BDMAI, PLI Scheme

India’s vaccination drive picks up for adults but long road ahead for children

Zydus Cadila’s Zycov-D- the world’s first Plasmid DNA Vaccine for Covid-19 is the only vaccine today approved by the DCGI for emergency use in children aged 12 years and above.

vaccine, children, Zydus Cadila, Bharat Biotech, safety, immunogenicity, DCGI, SII, DRL, OMAG, Sputnik, sero survey, Krishna Ella, American Academy of Pediatrics, COVID-19 vaccination

DCGI directs bulk drugs manufacturers to submit applications online of already issued valid WCCs

The WCC is compulsory for exporting active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) to European Union (EU) countries.

CDAC, CDSCO, WCC, EU, APIs, medicinal products for human use, Sugam, bulk drugs manufacturers, DCGI

Centre forms committee for framing new law for medicines, cosmetics, medical devices

Representations were made in the past that there is a need for New Drugs, Cosmetics and Medical Devices as the current act is completely obsolete dating as back as 1940.

committee, D&C Act, drugs, cosmetics and medical devices bill, DCGI, union health ministry, medical device rules, 2017, import, manufacture, distribution and sale of drugs, VG Somani, post grant compliance, data protection, product recalls

Sleep apnea associated with risk of Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Diseases: RSSDI Consensus

The report reveals that over 50% of patients diagnosed with T2DM suffer from sleep disturbances, many of which may require treatment.

RSSDI, screening, OSA, T2DM, sleep disturbances, RSSDI Consensus report, cardiovascular disease, screening, diagnosis, treatment

TechInvention reveals positive outcomes of its indigenously developed recombinant subunit SARS-CoV-2 vaccine

CoviTechTM technology addresses several challenges in vaccine design by providing an affordable, safe and effective option for preventing SARS-CoV-2 infections in developing countries.

TechInvention Lifecare Pvt. Ltd, Biotech, Mumbai, recombinant subunit, SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, CoviTechTM, single dose, preliminary study, Regional Centre for Biotechnology, Faridabad, India, LMIC

Medtronic and Stasis announce partnership to enhance access to patient monitoring in India

The partnership will enhance Medtronic’s position in the remote monitoring space while significantly expanding Stasis’ reach across India.

Medtronic, remote monitoring, Stasis, the Stasis Monitor, FDA market clearance, monitoring system digitizes monitoring, documentation, communication, critical patient information, ICU, cloud

Union health ministry amends NDCT Rules 2019  to bring clarity in definition of BA and BE study centre

According to the amendment, the words “either clinical part or for both”, the words “either clinical part or analytical part or for both”, shall be substituted.

NDCT Amendment Rules, Drugs Rules, D&C Act, BA, BE, study centre, bioavailability study, bioequivalence study, DTAB, health ministry

DCGI directs manufacturers of FDCs to manufacture, market certain FDCs based on Bombay HC directive

As per the report of DTAB dated April 13, 2021 and recommendations of the subcommittee of DTAB as approved, the specified FDCs have been considered as rational with certain conditions.

FDC, DTAB, GLP, Fixed Dose Combinations, Cefixime + Cloxacillin, Cefixime + Cloxacillin + Lactobacillus and Cefadroxil + Clavulanic acid, Bombay HC, Nagpur Bench, DCGI, CDSCO

Uttarakhand Agriculture Minister Subodh Uniyal launches Vegetarian Omega-3 supplement under brand name RuVega

RuVega® has been indigenously developed and formulated jointly by the team of scientists at Center of Aromatic Plants (CAP), Government of Uttarakhand and Rusan Pharma Ltd.

RuVega®, Center of Aromatic Plants, CAP, Government of Uttarakhand, Rusan Pharma Ltd, Omega -3, 1mg, Pharmeasy, Netmeds, Omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty oils, Perilla Plant

DCGI directs manufacturers to follow procedure for regularisation of 31 FDCs declared as rational out of 294 FDCs

These FDCs were licensed to manufacture and market by the State Licensing Authorities (SLAs) without prior approval from the DCGI.

Concluding day of FE Healthcare Summit deliberated on health tech, telehealth, women’s health, mental health

The FE Healthcare Summit which began on August 18, 2021 and concluded on August 20, 2021 was attended by Central and State Government decision makers, Task force members, Surgeons, Doctors and Medical Engineers.

FE Healthcare Summit, health tech, telehealth, women’s health and mental health.

Breakthrough medical discoveries on sequencing of virus done in form of mRNA vaccine;  Kris Gopalakrishnan

Healthcare is moving towards affordability, inclusiveness, quality and accessibility.

mRNA vaccine, Covid virus, immune, Virtual FE Healthcare Summit, immunity, MRI, DNA sequencing

NDHM envisages to leverage digital technologies, ICT for last mile health care delivery, says Dr RS Sharma

Creation of digital health id will help collate health records in a horizontal manner for effective healthcare delivery.

EMR, NDHM, UPI, Digital Id, Aadhar Card, NHA, healthcare, ICT

NDHM will empower Indians by generating a unique health ID for every patient, says Dr. Sangita Reddy

As a part of digital transformation, Apollo Hospital Group through its 24X7 health service has been able to subscribe to 10 million subscribers in over 400 cities in the country.

NDHM, Apollo Hospital, EHR, standard treatment guidelines, health transactions, AI, patient care, health management, healthcare costs, digital transformation

Second day of FE Healthcare Summit opened deliberations on research, digital healthcare, emergency healthcare

Covid-19 brought about a drastic change in the mindset of the healthcare stakeholders and made digital transformation viable when the supply chains were disrupted.

Research, digital healthcare, diagnostics, emergency healthcare services in India, healthcare policy, investment in healthcare.

Covid deaths could have been prevented if we had vaccinated 20% population in every country, says Dr Soumya Swaminathan

Influenza network of labs is a great example of global collaboration to address respiratory viruses that cause a lot of illness everywhere.

Dr Soumya Swaminathan, Chief Scientist, World Health Organization, Virtual FE Healthcare Summit, innovative Research, pandemic

First day of FE Healthcare Summit began with deliberations on digital health, vaccine accessibility

The first day of FE Healthcare Summit which began on August 18, 2021 concluded with deliberations and panel discussions on subjects ranging like digital health, India’s massive COVID-19 vaccine program and healthcare digiti

FE Healthcare Summit, August 18, 2021, digital health, COVID-19 vaccine program, healthcare digitization, Moderna, Pfizer, Bharat Biotech

FE Healthcare Summit: Covaxin is outcome of complex science to achieve best efficacy, says Dr. Krishna Ella

Bharat Biotech reached 28 million doses capacity in August, 2021. The Company which had previously pegged the capacity at 200 million doses a year has recently scaled up manufacturing capacity across facilities in Hyderabad a

bharat covaxin

Organ donation in India has considerably evolved in last 25 years since THOA was passed into a law in 1994

THOA laid down the process for brain death declaration enabling organ donation from deceased people. It also laid down the criteria for living donation giving a major boost to living donor kidney and liver transplantation and

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Healthtech startup Pristyn Care poised for growth, completes 40,000 surgeries with 1 MN patient interactions

Pristyn Care has adopted the most advanced treatments available in the country over time and have been able to provide access to tertiary cities, performing surgeries in over 30 cities for 50+ diseases using advanced medical

Sequoia Capital, Tiger Global, surgery, healthcare brand, Pristyn Care, of 40,000 surgeries, Hummingbird, GreenOaks, and Epiq Capital

Merck launches new Pergoveris® Pen for fertility treatment in India

This launch emphasizes the company’s motive of fulfilling unmet medical needs by providing an improved, convenient, and ready-to-use combination treatment option for women with a severe follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) an

AIRA MATRIX features in the 3rd cohort of GE Healthcare’s India Edison Accelerator Programme

In addition, GE’s engineers and scientists will offer mentorship and partnership to develop healthcare solutions. The programme also grants access to the Edison platform and services along with support in commercial and reg

NATHEALTH in collaboration with TiE Mumbai launches ‘Reimagining Healthcare: Industry-Startup Interface Series’

The initiative was announced recently through a webinar and is set to serve as an effective and credible interface that facilitates meaningful partnerships between the healthcare industry and the startup community.

Additional certification schemes in MedTech sector to impact ease of doing business and investment opportunities: Experts

The Quality Council of India has recently launched a local medical device certification scheme called Indian Certification for Medical Devices (ICMED) Plus, re-specifying the requirements for a quality management system for M

Best practices to manage current Pandemic crisis – join FE Healthcare Summit towards transforming healthcare

Awareness, Accessibility, Affordability, Accountability and Quality have become key drivers to give the renewed push to the healthcare sector as the raging COVID-19 pandemic crisis has brought the world together in ways unima

awareness, accessibility, affordability, accountability, quality, healthcare sector, covid-19, pandemic, crisis
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