COVID-19: An eye-opener for the Indian Healthcare sector?

The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly overwhelmed healthcare systems around the world. And the healthcare system in India is no exception. With a population of over a billion people, the system is grappling to increase testing while curbing infection. And with the COVID-19 patients tally having crossed the five lakh mark, hospitals, both government and private,…

How I survived the pandemic-with belief and positivity

A detailed account of R. Balasubramanian’s, Associate Vice President, (ICU Business) Trivitron Healthcare, journey through COVID-19 I opened the envelope, with utter anxiety and deep nervousness, to read a laboratory report that was sent to me by my family physician. It read- “Corona negative” And I felt that feeling of relief, which translated into tears…

Medical Insights on the Nature of Pandemics

The concept of a pandemic is not alien to humankind. During human history, the world has seen many deadly diseases – The Plague or “Black Death” (14th century), Spanish Influenza (1918), HIV/AIDS (20th Century), Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS, 2002-2003) – that went on to reshape the future of mankind. The most recent novel coronavirus…

The Story of Unsung Healthcare Heroes

It seems as though the world has become a stage, scripted and directed by the novel coronavirus, and we humans have assumed the role of actors, or in fact puppets of a pandemic that has left devastating and irreversible impacts on not just individuals but also the society we live in. Behind all this orchestrated…

Diagnostic Excellence in Healthcare

“The cornerstone of internal medicine is the correctness of diagnosis”, establishes a prominent medical study conducted in late 1950s, clearly indicating that without a correct diagnosis, patients will have zero to no clarity on their health problems and will lack accuracy about treatment possibilities and prognosis. Accurate diagnosis plays such a vital role that it…

The Importance of a Sustainable Healthcare System

The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines a Sustainable Healthcare System as a system that improves, maintains or restores health, while minimizing negative impacts on the environment and leveraging opportunities to restore and improve it, to the benefit of the health and well-being of current and future generations. There is clear evidence suggesting that activities of…