“ATTACK is the best form of DEFENCE” is what every soldier like me was taught in the Army! It is so relevant in our mission against Covid-19… As of 07th May 2020 (originally written on Mar 19, 2020) at 10 AM – novel Corona Virus (COVID-19/SARS-COV-2) the hidden enemy (except for scientists who are aggressively researching and studying Corona Virus) has stuck 3,753,219 of our fellow human beings (confirmed cases). For every confirmed case – which is notified by WHO and individual country, kindly note with all seriousness that there are “hundreds and thousands of cases which maybe asymptomatic, not tested and not accessed healthcare facility till … Continue reading Mission COVID-19: Nine Principles of War to handle Corona Pandemic!
Apple made yet another announcement in #health monitoring & tracking space at WDDC (Worldwide Developers Conference). Dr Sumbul Desai, VP of Health at Apple & Assistant Professor at Stanford launched – Menstrual Period Tracking tool called #Cycle Let’s have a look at the Top 5 features expected to improve the patient-physician communication, help in making better informed clinical decisions & also helping end-users to plan their days better. Flow Tracker – helps the end user to document the intensity of the flow (light, medium & heavy etc) Although it appears to be a simple thing but the ability to log … Continue reading Apple launches menstrual period tracking #Cycle
Do you really need to complete 10,000 steps per day? Does it have a scientific rationale or it was just another well marketed campaign by pedometer companies? Continue reading 10k Steps/day – does it have a scientific rationale?
While we looked at the introduction of Primary Healthcare (PHC) as a concept (Alma Ata Declaration of 1978) in the first series of the blog (click here https://bit.ly/2Qr7vOJ ) let’s take a look at the transition from 1970’s PHC to what is widely used term in the last couple of decades – Universal Health Coverage (UHC) There is no doubt that PHC initiatives resulted in significant improvements in healthcare infrastructure from 1970’s to early 2000’s – the emerging challenges seen in South East Asia (SEA) were the rise in Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) due to increase + ageing population and rapid … Continue reading Primary Healthcare at 40 – Transition to Universal Healthcare (UHC) Part II
Primary Healthcare (PHC) as a powerful concept was conceptualized as Alma Ata Declaration of 1978 which set out a global agenda “Health for All” It is 40 years since the major milestone of 20th century in the field of public health – while everybody is busy predicting what will happen in 2030, I for a change decided to take a stock of what has been done in the past forty years! Is Primary Healthcare an Utopia? Guess, it is… because the Oxford Dictionary defines “Utopia”as “an imagined place or state of things in which everything is perfect” I am sure … Continue reading Primary Healthcare at 40 – What has changed since Alma Ata Declaration of 1978? Part I
How about a #NewYearResolution in 2019 to help your domestic staff (maid, driver, cook, safaiwala) get a Health Insurance cover of 5 Lakh rupees? The Government of India launched #AyushmanBharath #PM-JAY (Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana) in 2018 – the world’s largest government funded health insurance scheme to reduce the financial burden of the poor and deprived families. Every year about 63 million people in India are forced into BPL category (below the poverty line) due to a health catastrophe – ie roughly 7% of India’s population What does the Health Insurance cover? Health Insurance cover of upto INR 5,00,000 … Continue reading How to get your domestic staff 5L Health Insurance Cover (Free)?
The Government of India dissolved the existing “National Health Agency” and restructured it to form a new body called as “National Health Authority” (NHA) for better implementation of Pradhan Mantri – Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY) The decision was taken by the Union Cabinet meeting chaired by Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi to enable faster decision making and ensure smooth implementation of Ayushman Bharat scheme – hailed as one of the world’s largest health insurance scheme. Whats new about NHA? NHA’s governing board will be chaired by the Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare along with other members being NITI … Continue reading Cabinet approves formation of National Health Authority
What do you enjoy – the journey or the destination? Well, probably depends on whether you are traveling to office (destination) in #NammaBengaluru #Traffic (journey) – it’s a different matter… you may not like both!!!😜😜😜 However, if you are running a full #marathon or just began your #startup…? then it makes sense to enjoy the journey as the destination is definitely not in sight anytime soon. We often keep hearing stuff like 1) SUCCESS is 1% Inspiration & 99% Perspiration 2) STARTUP = 10% Idea but 90% Execution 3) POLITICS is … 4) FUND RAISE is … Guess, similarly DESTINATION … Continue reading Journey or the Destination?
“Digital Health” term seems to create a buzz in every healthcare forum or conference today. Why not? If “Health for All” needs to be a reality as envisioned by World Health Organization (way back in 1981!) – now is the best time to make it happen, and it can be possible ONLY if Technology + Digital revolution are integrated with today’s healthcare delivery model By 2020, about 78 million customers across the globe are going to use home health technologies, and most healthcare providers/models are working hard to adopt to the new way healthcare is going to be delivered – … Continue reading Digital Health for All : Trends 2016-2020
1. Meeting without Agenda 2. Saying “Yes” to everything or to please somebody… 3. Spending more time on competitors or investors viz a viz customers 4. Repeating same mistakes again 5. Responding to mails as they come 6. Every problem does NOT need a fix 7. Multitasking 8. Not sharing ideas because somebody will copy! 9. Don’t skip breakfast 10. Postponing something which can be done in 2 mins… Share your thoughts, comments, tips and if you agree that in a start up having “Not To Do List” makes more sense then To Do List? Continue reading Not To Do List – #StartUp