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Fairfax and Quess commit up to INR 300 crores to set up a 350 bed Speciality Paediatric Centre at CMC Vellore

Fairfax and Quess commit up to INR 300 crores to set up a 350 bed Speciality Paediatric Centre at CMC Vellore

Bengaluru: Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited (“Fairfax”) along with Quess Corp Ltd. (“Quess”) announces the signing of a MoA with Christian Medical College (“CMC”), Vellore to set up a paediatric specialty centre at its Kannigapuram campus. The proposed centre, which will be called the ‘CMC Vellore Paediatric Specialty Centre’, will have 350 beds covering a range of paediatric specialties. Fairfax and Quess have pledged up to INR 300cr towards setting up this centre, with the vision to provide leading state-of-the-art paediatric medical and surgical services. In addition to treatment, the centre will also focus on education, training and research. This will…
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Onsurity Launches HealthCare Credits Program for Startups

Delhi: Onsurity, an employee healthcare benefits platform, is launching a health benefits credit program for startups - Onsurity Edge Credits Program. The program is designed to empower startups by offering their employees a health benefits membership with Healthcare along with wellness benefits. Startups who opt-in for the credits program will receive up to INR 25,000 credits which can be redeemed to buy comprehensive healthcare plans for employees. Onsurity, which is subscription-based employee healthcare platform for startups and SMEs, has firmed up plans to reach more 10,000 SMEs through this program, covering over 1 lakh lives, in next 12 months.  In…
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How the Coronavirus pandemic opened new avenues for hygiene brands

How the Coronavirus pandemic opened new avenues for hygiene brands

As the nation grapples with the Covid-19 pandemic, the hygiene market sees hope in reinventing itself to cater to a new basket of needs. The mindfulness of maintaining one’s health and hygiene has increased tenfold and it has become a priority in the lives of people across the globe. Owing to the heightened consciousness about cleanliness, new importance has been given to maintaining both personal and environmental hygiene. Preventive care is recognized as a way to reduce the chances of infection; therefore, consumers are investing more in hygiene products to ensure their safety. One’s hygiene often takes a backseat in…
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Healthium Medtech ramps up operations to fast track delivery of essential medical devices for COVID-19

Healthium Medtech ramps up operations to fast track delivery of essential medical devices for COVID-19

Mumbai: Healthium Medtech today announced that it has strengthened its operations to fast track delivery of essential medical devices for COVID-19. In order to address the country’s need for essential medical consumables, Healthium Medtech has scaled its production, extended its supply chain, and fast-tracked the deliveries of essential medical devices and consumables to support healthcare frontline workers. To ensure an adequate supply of medical devices for healthcare practitioners, the company is running its plants during lockdown with due permissions and precautionary measures. The company has also expanded its supply chain by 40% to fast-track critical deliveries. Considering the surge in demand…
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Essential Tips for Businesses Looking to Combat Mental Health Issues

Essential Tips for Businesses Looking to Combat Mental Health Issues

In these difficult times, it is vital that businesses address the issue of mental health head on, developing a sophisticated mental wellness strategy to fulfil duty of care responsibilities and help employees with their mental health resilience. Beyond the obvious positives implementing these strategies would have for employees, businesses have a direct interest in investing in creating a mental wellness program; according to data from International SOS’ recent Risk Outlook 2021, 1 in 3 risk professionals believe that mental health issues will contribute significantly to declining productivity levels this year. A business that supports employees appropriately will therefore likely be in…
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Medical R&D in India Lacks Government Support: Dr. KM Cherian

Medical R&D in India Lacks Government Support: Dr. KM Cherian

Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) have always been a major concern. One in 4 deaths in India is attributed to CVDs. This concern has considerably increased because of the effect COVID-19 has on lungs and other cardiovascular complications even after the recovery of COVID-19 infected patients. Dr. KM Cherian, the man who performed India's first Bypass Surgery, talks to MediaCatalyst about the impacts of COVID-19. With innate talent and a passion to save lives, Dr. Cherian has also pioneered the first heart transplant in India after the legislation of Brain Death, the first bilateral lung transplant, the first Pediatric Heart transplant, the…
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Supplemental Intake of Vitamin C is Necessary for Humans to Live: Dr. Manickam

Supplemental Intake of Vitamin C is Necessary for Humans to Live: Dr. Manickam

Vitamin C is an essential micronutrient in the human system. Acting as an antioxidant, it helps the body to fight cancer, aids in healthy aging, and even promotes heart health. It is also known for its immunity-boosting potential by supporting certain cellular functions and hence, it provisions the human body to fight off bacterial and viral infections. As the famous proverb goes ‘Prevention is better than cure’, Vitamin C is the need of the hour to fight the pandemic that mankind is facing. Numerous studies have been conducted and results have proved that boosting one’s immunity can go a long way…
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How does Cancer Affect Dental Health?

How does Cancer Affect Dental Health?

Oral health is one aspect of the human body that is taken casually. On the contrary, it is fundamental to one’s overall health. Dental health is more complex than one comprehends. It is way beyond the alignment of your teeth, healthy gums, and cavity. Have you ever wondered why your General Physician asks you to open your mouth wide during a routine check-up? It is because oral health is a gateway to one’s internal health and issues with signs from digestion to respiratory glitches that make regular dental screening imperative.  What is oral cancer and its cause? Nearly 20 per…
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Plant-based Diet Improves Metabolic Profile of Women with PCOD/PCOS: Deepak Khicha

Plant-based Diet Improves Metabolic Profile of Women with PCOD/PCOS: Deepak Khicha

The preventive healthcare and wellness market is rising at a considerable rate. Going by the saying 'prevention is better than cure', people are investing heavily in healthier foods, changing lifestyles, and focusing on holistic well being. There is a spur in the consumption of protein powders to balance the daily intake. From whey to plant-based vegan ones, these supplements are giving a helping hand when it comes to many lifestyle diseases but only with proper consumption guidance. Mr. Deepak Khicha chose to make passion, his way of living that gave birth to his baby, Aarnix Healthsciences. An innovator and manufacturer…
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Accepting Emotions is the Secret to Keep Mental Issues at Bay: Dr. Gautam Sen

Accepting Emotions is the Secret to Keep Mental Issues at Bay: Dr. Gautam Sen

The Coronavirus pandemic has impacted human life in every possible manner. It has forced the human civilization to take a back foot, live a life while practicing social distancing, quarantine and self isolation. This has caused emotional and mental health issues amongst . Dr. (Prof.) Gautam Sen, Chairman and Founder – Healthspring Dr. (Prof.) Gautam Sen, Chairman and Founder – Healthspring talks to MediaCatalyst on how the pandemic has added to the mental woes. Professor Gautam Sen, a Senior Consultant in Surgery has been practicing General Surgery and Surgical Oncology for the past 40 years. He believes that the  most important thing…
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