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Healthcare industry welcomes govt's decision to slash corporate tax rate

Healthcare industry on Friday welcomed the government's decision to slash corporate tax, and said rationalisation of tax structure will provide much-awaited booster dose to the sector.

Antibiotic resistance in food-animals growing

India, long associated with the spread of superbug New Delhi metallo-beta lactamase-1 and extensively drug-resistance tuberculosis, has now been identified as one of the global hotspots of rising antibiotic resistance among animals as well.

Traders body urges govt not to ban but regulate e-cigarettes

With over 100 million smokers in India, regulations and education can be the key to provide safer alternative to tobacco smoking. Though Indian government has been planning to ban e-cigarettes in India, experts and the traders have been demanding that instead of banning these products, regulation can be the key which could help Indian get over traditional smoking which many believe is way more dangerous than e-cigarettes.

Sequoia Capital and IDFC-backed eyecare hospital chain raise Rs 308 crore

In 2012, Sequoia invested $11 million in the company over two tranches and in 2017, IDFC invested Rs 75 crore in the company.

Government to drop 500 existing health packages, include 250 new ones

The discontinued packages include renal angioplasty with single stent (medicated) and eversion of hydrocele sac — unilateral.

AIIMS finds high toxin levels in 16% of patients

Of 216 patients tested, 32 (16%) had high levels of dangerous metals and substances, including arsenic, lead, chromium, fluoride, iron and cadmium.

Hospitals to get gold, silver, bronze ratings based on facilities provided

Move aims at easing accreditation norms for hospitals to take healthcare facilities to remote rural areas.

Labour ministry to provide cashless secondary and tertiary medical care services under AB-PMJAY

A decision to this effect was taken at the ESI Corporation's 178th meeting held on Friday under the chairmanship of labour minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar.

Ayushman Bharat 2.0 improves cancer cover

Cancer cover based on drug regimen & not on type of cancer; better implants in cardiology & orthopaedics.

What is dengue, and why is it so widespread this year?

Dubbed "breakbone fever", dengue is one of the world's leading mosquito-borne illnesses and infects tens of millions across the globe annually. Around half of the planet's population live in at-risk areas, mainly in Latin America, Africa and Asia. Explosive outbreaks have ravaged Southeast Asia this year, infecting hundreds of thousands, killing hundreds, and crippling health care systems as governments struggle to contain the untreatable virus.

IIT grads lead the way in mental health technology

According to a 2018 WHO report, India is the most depressed country in the world

Serum Institute invests Rs 4,000 crore towards new plant

Serum Institute invests Rs 4,000 crore towards new plant

This facility would export to about 150 countries and will help increase the company’s market share by 10-15% internationally.

Malaria eradication top priority for govt: Harsh Vardhan

Malaria eradication top priority for govt: Harsh Vardhan

There are a couple of diseases which are on the radar of the health ministry and malaria is one of them, the Union Health Minister said.

Cow urine to be used in medicines and treatment of cancer: Health Minister Ashwini Choubey

Cow urine to be used in medicines and treatment of cancer: Health Minister Ashwini Choubey

Ashwini Kumar Choubey said the urine of the indigenous variety of cow is often used and that the Ministry of AYUSH is seriously working on it.

Apollo Hospitals to conduct two global healthcare conferences in Hyderabad

Apollo Hospitals to conduct two global healthcare conferences in Hyderabad

Over 2,500 representatives from the medical and technology sectors, public policy makers and government officials are expected to attend the twin conferences to make healthcare safer and better.

LGT Lightstone pumps Rs 140 crore into Kauvery Hospital

LGT Lightstone pumps Rs 140 crore into Kauvery Hospital

The proceeds from this round will be used to deepen Kauvery’s presence in Tamil Nadu and expand its footprint across South India.

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