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Health matters: Hands-on experience

Students of Classes X-XII of DPS,Pune,are getting first hand experience of the functioning of a hospital at Columbia Asia Hospital as they interact with doctors and other stakeholders.

Written by Anuradha Mascharenhas |
May 15, 2013 3:51:59 am

Students of Classes X-XII of DPS,Pune,are getting first hand experience of the functioning of a hospital at Columbia Asia Hospital as they interact with doctors and other stakeholders. The programme started on May 6 and will continue till June 16. Col (Retd) Dr Sunil Rao,general manager,Columbia Asia,Pune said,“The week-long internship programme for four batches combines classroom training with visits to the departments in the hospital. Interactions with doctors during the programme will be beneficial for the students to understand the subject better and get familiar with medical science terminology.”

Number game

India’s pharmaceutical industry is growing at a CAGR of 13-14 per cent and is estimated to reach US$ 26 billion by 2016. In this rapidly expanding market,there are many opportunities for hospitals,drug manufacturers,medical device organisations and health insurance providers to grow and optimise their existing resources. However,the lack of meaningful data is one of the main challenges for the healthcare industry in India. In response to these emerging needs,IMS Health has taken the initiative to conduct a comprehensive census covering 75 per cent of the Indian healthcare market,capturing insights and information from 3.5 lakh doctors,1.15 lakh chemists,14,000 hospitals and 120 cities. Kumar Hinduja,senior director for strategy at IMS Health India,said the information gathered in the census will include the specialisation range of doctors,pharma and non pharma sales and other.

Helping hand

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Deoyani Multi Speciality Hospital,with a capacity of 120 beds,has been set up at Dahanukar Colony,Kothrud by Dr Deoyani Limaye and Sunil Ganu. The hospital will have hi-tech diagnosis and treatment facilities with five operation theaters,cath lab and an intensive care unit. The building will also have rain harvesting system for water conservation,and will work on solar energy and natural light,Dr Shrirang Limaye informed.

New beginnings

The Sahyadri Hospital group launched its state-of-the-art Sahyadri Speciality Hospital on Nagar Road on Monday. Located in Shastri Nagar near Yerwada,it is a 125-bed multi-specialty hospital. The hospital was inaugurated by actor Deven Verma. Conceptualised by Dr Charudutt Apte – chairman and managing director of Sahyadri Hospitals along with a team of dedicated healthcare professionals,the hospital aims to set new standards in both medical treatment and patient comfort.

Salt’s worth

Observing World Hypertension Day,Tata Salt Lite,is organising a free blood pressure check up and awareness camp in the city on Friday in all Reliance and Star Bazaar Stores and in SGS Mall. The camp will emphasise the importance of using low-sodium salt as a part of one’s daily diet.

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