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3G offers major hope in rural healthcare: expert

It's 3G that could be triggering a radical change in healthcare. Doctors are hoping that 3G technology will make telemedicine consultation much smoother, giving patients a clear picture of who they consult.

 

The clarity in voice and video can make a huge difference, feels Dr Prathap C Reddy, chairman, Apollo Hospitals. Reddy was speaking at the conference on inclusive healthcare management for sustainable development organized by All India Management Association on Saturday. Gubbi village is one of the latest in Karnataka to be connected with telemedicine network.

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Pharmabiz :: Indian healthcare industry set to clock

The Indian healthcare industry is expected to register earnings of Rs.12,60,000 crore by 2020. The growth is at a much rapid pace than it was anticipated according to the Investment Commission of India (ICI).

 

The sector has experienced phenomenal growth of more than 12 per cent per annum in the last four years. The growth is expected to be driven by a number of factors which cover rising life expectancy, increasing income levels of Indian households, higher penetration of health insurance and growing incidence of lifestyle-related diseases in the country which has led to more spending on healthcare delivery, stated the ICI report.

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Medical tourists to India liable to cross 32 lakh by 2015: ASSOCHAM study

The inflow of medical tourists in India is likely to cross 32 lakh by 2015 from the current 8.5 lakh if it continues to grow at the current compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 40 per cent, according to a study by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM). The study - Emerging Trends in Domestic Medical Tourism Sector – further states that the Indian Medical Tourism market is likely to grow to Rs 10,800 crore by 2015 from its current Rs 4,500 crore.

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Maternal tuberculosis: a risk factor for mother-to... [J Infect Dis. 2011] - PubMed result

Of 783 mothers, 3 had prevalent TB and 30 had incident TB at 12 months after delivery. Of 33 mothers with TB, 10 (30%) transmitted HIV to their infants in comparison with 87 of 750 mothers without TB (12%; odds ratio [OR], 3.31; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.53-7.29; P = .02). In multivariable analysis, maternal TB was associated with 2.51-fold (95% CI, 1.05-6.02; P = .04) increased odds of HIV transmission adjusting for maternal factors (viral load, CD4 cell count, and antiretroviral therapy) and infant factors (breast-feeding duration, infant nevirapine administration, gestational age, and birth weight) associated with MTCT of HIV.

 

CONCLUSIONS:
Maternal TB is associated with increased MTCT of HIV. Prevention of TB among HIV-infected mothers should be a high priority for communities with significant HIV/TB burden.

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Indian hospitals lure doctors from abroad

Indian hospitals lure doctors from abroad | Healthcare in India | Scoop.it

I was working in UK for the last 10 years. Initially when I left abroad, there was not much infrastructure facilities in the health care sector. Due to lack of facilities, we were not able to implement what we read. But, now the whole scenario in the Healthcare sector in India has changed drastically over the last decade which made me come back to my own land”, said Dr C P Raghuram, Pediatric Oncologist, HCG.

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