Mission COVID-19: Nine Principles of War to handle Corona Pandemic!

“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!

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Apple launches menstrual period tracking #Cycle

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

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Top 10 Twitter accounts to follow #Healthcare #2019

Here is the list of Top 10 twitter accounts in #Healthcare #2019 to follow https://twitter.com/EricTopol https://twitter.com/davideagleman https://twitter.com/DrTedros https://twitter.com/Atul_Gawande https://twitter.com/kevinmd https://twitter.com/DeepakChopra https://twitter.com/daniel_kraft https://twitter.com/drsanjaygupta https://twitter.com/DrUmeshPrabhu https://twitter.com/ajitjohnson_n Continue reading Top 10 Twitter accounts to follow #Healthcare #2019

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Primary Healthcare at 40 – Transition to Universal Healthcare (UHC) Part II

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

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Primary Healthcare at 40 – What has changed since Alma Ata Declaration of 1978? Part I

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

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How to get your domestic staff 5L Health Insurance Cover (Free)?

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)?

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