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The need for reforms in healthcare finance

The current ‘system’ of health financing is largely out-of-pocket payments, with tax breaks provided for health insurance. Photo: Mint The Centre and state governments are experimenting with several new and exciting ideas in healthcare reforms. What is missing, however, is a serious reform agenda for health financing. The last big reform was expanding the coverage of the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima ... Read More »

IIT-K to conduct interdisciplinary research on oral healthcare

IIT Kharagpur has signed a memorandum of understanding with Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST) and Guru Nanak Institute of Dental Sciences and Research (GNIDSR) this morning to conduct interdisciplinary research in the field of oral healthcare. “Millions of people, especially from the economically underprivileged sections of our society, today suffer from oral and dental diseases, particularly from ... Read More »

The new Zomato for healthcare is helping people figure their way out of the medical maze

The Indian healthcare segment has been growing steadily in the past decade. The introduction of technology-based services has helped increase transparency for people. It has also improved the consistency of available information. Mumbai-based PSTakeCare is one such healthcare initiative. It offers information on doctors and hospitals in the user’s vicinity and allows them to book appointments accordingly. The information available ... Read More »