Healthcare in India

Booking a doctor appointment online - Whats the big deal?

WOW! Now you can you book an appointment with a doctor online. I know, i know – not a big deal. I meant, you can now book an appointment with a doctor in a government hospital online Or in a couple of years – you can book an appointment with a doctor in any government […]

Traditional medicine can coexist with allopathic medicine as long as we are not fanatical about either one

On Friday, the 13th of May, India committed close to a million dollars to help create a benchmark document for training and practice for Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathic medicine. It is indeed a significant commitment and reinforcement of ongoing efforts by WHO to promote traditional health systems strengthening around the world. What started […]

Enjoyed speaking to Duke Students and Faculty last week

#SEADSym16 keynote w/ @vaatsalya @ashwinnaik on addressing challenges in #India healthcare. Fascinating! #socent pic.twitter.com/XkmxJp0OiR — Duke SEAD (@DukeSEAD) April 1, 2016

Why is India's Healthcare system in the ICU?

Health in India is in the Intensive Care Unit. Not because of the quality of care or qualification of professionals but ecosystem factors which keep the system ill. Corruption Corruption in healthcare in India is rampant, both in the public and private sector. Needless procurement, unnecessary tests, over prescription of medicines, blatant favours to vendors, […]

The Doctor Is NOT In, the Doctor Will See You Now

“The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.” – Thomas Edison We are at a crucial juncture in history, with technology and tools developing so rapidly in the medical field that healthcare […]

Why Indian Govt needs to stop spending more money on healthcare?

We shouldn’t spend any more money on healthcare services than what we spend today. No more new hospitals, no more medical colleges, and certainly no more health schemes. First lets make what we spend today work for us. Its not the lack of facilities or lack of equipment which is pulling us back. Its lack […]

Do not play with patient's lives - a letter from a customer

In the hospital industry, we deal with life and death on a daily basis. Our motto at Vaatsalya has been, whatever the outcome, we will do our best. Time and again, our patients and their families have reiterated this message. We have repeatedly heard them say – “your team tried their best”, “we know that […]

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