Jiva Ayurveda, DLSA organise free health camps for senior-citizen women

first_img The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story News Around 70 senior-citizen women received consultation, medicines, home remedies as well diet and lifestyle advices at the Arya Mahila Ashram, DelhiJiva Ayurveda and the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) recently organised a free health camp at the Arya Mahila Ashram, Delhi. Senior citizen women at the ashram got an opportunity to consult a Jiva doctor regarding their health problems.Around 70 senior-citizen women received consultation, free medicines, home remedies as well diet and lifestyle advices. Calling the camp a special moment, Dr Partap Chauhan, Director of Jiva Ayurveda said, “Women often forget to take care of their own health because they are so dedicated to keep their family healthy and happy. With Ayurveda, every woman can keep themselves healthy and also take good care of their families. This health camp was a special moment and we are happy to have the opportunity to help members of the Ashram with Ayurveda.” Related Posts Jiva Ayurveda, DLSA organise free health camps for senior-citizen women Read Article Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care appcenter_img WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” By EH News Bureau on April 3, 2018 Share Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025last_img read more

IIT Madras collaborating with health technology firms

first_img MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app IIT Madras collaborating with health technology firms News By Sanjiv Das on July 4, 2018 The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story To make Chennai the ‘Digital Wellbeing Capital’ of the WorldIndian Institute of Technology Madras is initiating an alliance called ‘Digital Wellbeing Alliance’ to deploy digital technologies with the objective of making Chennai the ‘Digital Wellbeing Capital’ of the World.The institute will use its expertise in blockchain, artificial intelligence/machine learning, IoT and motion capture technology to work for the well being of the community, specifically the young workforce and weaker sections of the society.The alliance was inaugurated at IIT Madras by Dr Ram D Sriram, renowned AI and healthcare expert and is currently the chief of the Software and Systems Division, Information Technology Laboratory, at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), US federal government.Speaking about the importance of this workshop, Prof M Manivannan, Biomedical Engineering Group, Department of Applied Mechanics, IIT Madras, who organised this alliance, said, “There are many issues that only an alliance can solve. We will brainstorm to identify those issues in this workshop. This alliance is spearheaded by several passionate people, apart from me, including Prof. D Janakiram of IIT Madras, Sridharan Sivan of S10 Health Solutions, Sharmila Devadas of MedioTek Health Systems, Subbarao of Chola MS Risk, again emphasising alliance of people rather than individuals.”The stakeholders of this alliance would be Academic Institutions such as all the IITs, Health technology companies, medical device makers, digital health players, medical institutions, corporate firms, government bodies such as NITI Aayog and Certifying/Regulating Agencies. The ‘Global Alliance’ is an initiative of IIT Madras along with industrial partners, hospitals, and global thought leaders.This alliance is intended to improve quality of life for healthcare providers and seekers; and to leverage India’s strength to enhance global health and wellness care.The alliance has its own blockchain which is a decentralised platform that enables secure, fast and transparent exchange and usage of medical data with smart contracts. With the blockchain technology, the community end user is at the centre of the digital transformation of healthcare and is empowered with the right of his/her own data.The well being paradigm will determine India’s Gross domestic product (GDP) in the future. Well being of a community, beyond eating healthy food and exercises, will be determined by many other factors.This alliance would work to foster market-driven innovation, to enhance skill development, to protect intellectual property and develop best-in-class manufacturing infrastructure, spawn new products and services around Industry 4.0. This alliance enables cooperation of all stakeholders through blockchain for setting policy, standards and regulatory framework.The focus would be on culture of well being, interoperability, data privacy, cyber security, policy, consumer engagement and evidence and evaluation. The alliance will be a great platform to drive the global penetration for the thriving health tech start-up community.A workshop that followed the inaugural function included eminent speakers including Prof Amar Gupta from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Dr Julian Goldman from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Harvard Medical School, Dr Amit Sheth from Wright State University, Dr Soundar Kumara from Penn State University, and Prof D Janakiram, IIT Madras. A panel discussion in the workshop will be moderated by Dr Vinod Abraham, professor and head of Community Health, CMC Vellore.center_img Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Read Article Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Related Posts Sharelast_img read more

Continental Hospitals launches training drive in Hyderabad

first_img Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Continental Hospitals launches training drive in Hyderabad Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” A bike rally with the Hyderabad Benelli Owners Group was organised to raise emergency awarenessContinental Hospitals launched the ‘I am Emergency Ready’ emergency drive to raise awareness on emergency preparedness amongst the common people. The objective of the initiative is to mitigate risk and minimise loss during medical emergencies.At the outset, the hospital acknowledged the critical support that the ER doctors, nurses & paramedics offer to manage medical emergencies on a daily basis.The launch that took place at Continental Hospitals in Gachibowli, Hyderabad with popular Telugu actors Priyadarshi Pullikonda & Krishnaswamy Srikanth Iyengar in attendance. The event also saw attendance from the corporate sector with Praveen Upadhya, Director of Facilities, Virtusa Polaris; Kundan Prakash, Director, Microsoft; Mayank Bhargava, AVP, ICICI Lombard and Satyanarayana Mathula, Chairman, Facility Managers Council.To make India Emergency Ready, the hospital seeks to train the general public on Bystander Life Support which will equip them to offer immediate care to anyone facing a medical emergency and keep the patient stable until professional medical help arrives.The BLS training will be conducted for both individuals as well as corporates; and will also include everyday people like auto drivers, roadside vendors, school students and teachers, parents, social workers, security guards amongst others. The trainees will receive certification and an emergency toolkit at the successful completion of training.Continental Hospitals CEO Faisal Siddiqui said, “The ‘I am Emergency Ready’ drive is one such initiative that we are proud to present. In times of medical emergencies, bystanders are often unable to do anything to stabilise the patient before professional help arrive. This results in the loss of critical minutes that leads to the worsening of the patient’s condition, at times even irreversibly. In trauma cases it is imperative for a person to be ready for a spontaneous intervention and through this initiative we aim to raise both awareness and preparedness required to identify and manage common medical emergencies, resulting in patients being stabilised before transportation to the nearest hospital.”As part of the initiative, the hospital also instituted the ‘Good Samaritan Award,’ a platform to recognize, reward and appreciate those Good Samaritans who have helped victims in case of a medical emergency. The Hyderabad Benelli Owners Group pledged their support to this campaign by getting together their riders for this good cause. A group of 20 Benelli riders along with the hospital doctors and staff took part in a bike rally that was organised from the hospital to Cyber Towers, Madhapur to raise awareness about the importance of bystanders life support training and to stress on the importance of being emergency ready. Read Article WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Related Posts Sharecenter_img The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” News By EH News Bureau on August 21, 2018 Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025last_img read more

Axio Biosolutions expands facility in Ahmedabad

first_img Comments (0) By EH News Bureau on April 23, 2019 Axio Biosolutions expands facility in Ahmedabad The facility is 75 per cent automated, boosting annual capacity to over a million unitsAxio Biosolutions, recently expanded its manufacturing facility at Gujarat Pharma Techno Park in Ahmedabad to over a million units annually. Its manufacturing facility is ISO 13485 certified and GMP approved, with an ISO 7, Class 10000 cleanroom. Now, the factory is 75 per cent automated, boosting the annual capacity to over a million units.Commenting on the latest development, Gourav Maheshwari, Director, Finance and Operations, said, “Our products are proudly made in India for the global market. With this expansion along with US FDA clearance for our products we are closer to realising our aspirations to become a global medtech company from India. We have created more than 100 jobs for local community with a significant contribution of women staff, we believe this facility will set a benchmark for medtech manufacturing in India.“Axio Biosolutions recently announced its Scientific Advisory Board, comprising Dr Shiladitya Sengupta, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, as Chairman and Dr S V Mahadevan, Professor of Emergency Medicine, Stanford University, as member.Last year, the company raised $7.4mn in a Series B funding round led by Ratan Tata’s UC- RNT, along with existing investors Accel Partners and IDG Ventures India. Share Related Posts Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Read Article Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Accel PartnersAxio BiosolutionsGujarat Pharma Techno ParkRatan Tata’s UC- RNTUS FDA The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 News Add Commentlast_img read more

NSS organises ‘Paramarsh’ campaign

first_img MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Read Article Related Posts NSS organises ‘Paramarsh’ campaign News Share Throughout five day live sessions, around 15 thousands non-COVID-19 patients, differently-abled individuals got the chance to pose their health related queries around naturopathy, artificial limbs, physiotherapyTo fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, Narayan Seva Sansthan (NSS) conducted free of cost special LIVE health consultancy sessions for differently-abled individuals and non-COVID-19 patients. The campaign was titled, ‘Paramarsh’.As a part of the campaign, senior doctors provided free LIVE health consultancy sessions to the differently-abled. The campaign was running LIVE from May 10-14, daily from 10 am onwards for one hour, on Facebook and Youtube.Throughout the five day live sessions, around 15 thousands non-COVID-19 patients and differently-abled individuals got the chance to pose their health related queries around naturopathy, artificial limbs, and physiotherapy. During the LIVE sessions, pertinent questions were about heel pain, rheumatoid arthritis, bone tenderness, joint pain, lower back pain, knee pain, slip disc, nerve bulge and joint movement pain.Dr Manas Ranjan Sahu, HOD, Prosthetic & Orthotic Department, Narayan Seva Sansthan Hospital said, “In this current environment, differently abled people are facing several health issues like lower right leg pain, nerve compression, joint movement problem and bone pain at home and they do not have any access to affordable quality healthcare facilities.” artificial limbsfree LIVE health consultancyNarayan Seva SansthanNarayan Seva Sansthan HospitalnaturopathyParamarshphysiotherapy The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha By EH News Bureau on May 15, 2020 Comments (0) Add Commentlast_img read more

Gov’t Spending $7m on Data Collection Processes

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Government’s capacity to analyse and manage development data is to be further improved with the provision of $ 7 million for the Support to National Development Planning Goals, Millennium Development Goals and the Human Development project in the 2010/2011 Estimates of Expenditure.Being implemented by the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), through funding from the United Nations Development Programme and the Government of Jamaica, the project also aims to enable the administration to have good quality data for decision making.Under the project, the methodology of estimating poverty, based on a revised minimum basket of food, was revised, up to January, 2010,Physical achievements, up to January this year, involved consultancies to develop indicators for the National Development Plan and the development of a new Computable General Equilibrium Model.The project, which began in December, 2009, is expected to end in December, 2012. Gov’t Spending $7m on Data Collection Processes LabourMarch 31, 2010 RelatedGov’t Spending $7m on Data Collection Processes RelatedGov’t Spending $7m on Data Collection Processescenter_img RelatedGov’t Spending $7m on Data Collection Processes Advertisementslast_img read more

Jamaica Commits to UN Climate change Convention

first_imgRelatedJamaica Commits to UN Climate change Convention Jamaica Commits to UN Climate change Convention EnvironmentMay 5, 2010 Advertisements RelatedJamaica Commits to UN Climate change Conventioncenter_img RelatedJamaica Commits to UN Climate change Convention FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Water and Housing, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, has given an assurance of Jamaica’s commitment to co-operating with the legal framework of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).He says that Jamaica will also seek to influence its Caribbean partners to adopt strategies to mitigate problems associated with climate change.Dr. Chang was responding to a request from Japanese State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Koichi Takemasa, for Jamaica’s co-operation on the issue, during a courtesy call on the Minister at his Ministry in New Kingston today (May 4).He said that the Government of Jamaica shares the concern of the Japanese government on climate change, as small island states are particularly vulnerable to the impact of climate change.“It is a matter of some urgency for these islands. I will certainly hold continued discussions with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, in ensuring our co-operation on the legal framework for the national conventions alluded to in the UNFCCC,” Dr. Chang said.“We are a small island, but we will use our influence to work with other small islands to ensure that there are maximum efforts to take steps to mitigate and adapt to the emerging problems of climate change,” he added.Mr. Takemasa said that Japan is very appreciative of Jamaica expressing an intention to associate with the Copenhagen Accord of the Conference to the Parties to the UNFCCC.“I would like to reiterate that Japan takes very seriously, the impact of climate change on small island states and Japan wishes, together with Jamaica, for the success of the Conference to the Parties to the UNFCCC,” Mr. Takemasa stated.The UNFCCC is an international treaty which most countries in the world joined over a decade ago, in a bid to consider what can be done to reduce global warming and cope with temperature increases. More recently, a number of nations gave their approval to an addition to the treaty, the Kyoto Protocol, which has more powerful and legally binding measures.The negotiating process on climate change revolves around the sessions of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC, which meets every year to review the implementation of the Convention. The COP adopts decisions and resolutions and publishes reports of these decisions which form the basis for a detailed set of rules for practical and effective implementation of the Convention.The Caribbean, in its own way, has responded to the issue of climate change, through the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) which coordinates the region’s response. Established in August 2005, the centre is the key connecting point for information on climate change issues, and on the region’s response to managing and adapting to climate change in the Caribbean.Discussions between Dr. Chang and Mr. Takemasa also focused on the Kingston Metropolitan Area (KMA) Water Supply project, as well as economic relations between Japan and Jamaica.last_img read more

PS Emphasises Urgency of Investing in Greener Future

first_imgRelatedPS Emphasises Urgency of Investing in Greener Future RelatedPS Emphasises Urgency of Investing in Greener Future RelatedPS Emphasises Urgency of Investing in Greener Future Advertisementscenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Reginald Budhan, emphasised today (July 22), that investing in a greener future has assumed added significance and urgency, given the emergence of climate change and its ill effects on global weather systems.The Permanent Secretary noted that one area that offers significant opportunity for investment in the future, which would assist in the green process, is renewable energy, especially in the area of electricity generation from solar energy.“This must be the primary source of energy for the future. Shortly fossil fuel will not be our source of primary energy for the future,” he pointed out.Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Reginald Budhan (centre), exchanges pleasantries with (from left), President, Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO), Sancia Bennett Templer and Professor of Caribbean Sustainable Development, University of the West Indies, Professor Anthony Clayton, at the launch of the 20th edition of the United Nations World Investment Report 2010, under the theme: ‘Investing in a greener future’, at a press briefing, held at JAMPRO, in New Kingston, today (July 22).Mr. Budhan was speaking at the launch of the 20th edition of the United Nations World Investment Report 2010, under the theme: ‘Investing in a Greener Future’, at Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO), in New Kingston.Some of the strategies to develop a greener future for Jamaica include: utilising higher levels of capital to increase the use of cleaner technologies; integrating environmental considerations into all functional management areas; addressing waste emissions, water and energy through integrated sustainable planning for the productive sectors; promoting green jobs and industries; and encouraging the adoption of environmental management systems by productive enterprises.“The long term strategy is ultimately to see more Jamaican companies adopting eco-efficiency in order to increase profits, gain competitive advantages and boost market share. Our objective is to integrate environmental considerations into all functional management areas, such as research and development, strategic planning and marketing,” Mr. Budhan said.“I am happy that this year’s world report focuses on the mitigation of climate change; and in particular, the role of transnational corporations in achieving this through the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and a shift towards low carbon production,” the Permanent Secretary said.In her remarks, President of JAMPRO, Sancia Bennett Templer, explained that green investments were activities that focus on the establishment of companies or projects that are committed to the conservation of natural resources, the production and discovery of natural resources and the implantation of environmentally conscious business practices.She cited some important areas for green investment, including solar and wind energy, geothermal, bio fuels, agriculture/organic food, reforestation, recycling and water technologies.Recognised as the global authoritative source of investment information, the World Investment Report presents the latest data on foreign direct investment from around the world.It also puts a special focus on climate change mitigation and the emerging Trans National Corporation (TNC) development paradigm. The publication presents a study of the changing operations of TNCs and how these practices affect development, while also examining how developing countries can promote foreign direct investments in low carbon sectors and benefit from it. PS Emphasises Urgency of Investing in Greener Future CommerceJuly 23, 2010last_img read more

Software Acquired to Track the Homeless

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Board of Supervision of the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development has acquired the Client Service Tracker Software, to assist in developing the Information Identification Homeless Database System (IIHS), to track the homeless. The client service tracker technology is a Microsoft access database.  This software captures a person’s data, including a photograph. Making his contribution to the 2012/13 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on July 11,  Minister of State in the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Colin Fagan, informed that the system seeks to solve the problem of identifying the homeless, accounting for them in numbers as well as areas that they frequent. He further informed that a Point in Time Survey of all homeless persons on the streets of Jamaica is scheduled to be conducted in the first week of November this year. “Hopefully, at the end of these activities the system will have a photo of the homeless person as well as capture the necessary demographic details, such as name, age,  gender, locations, education, family life, employment, self-reported health status, nutrition, the main illnesses, abuse and substance abuse, the reasons for homelessness, the length of time being homeless and the nature of previous living arrangements, and the support structures that are in place from their perspective,” Mr. Fagan said.  He noted that each Inspector of the Poor in the Parish Council will have access to this database with all the relevant information, noting that they will also be able to view the photograph, even if the homeless person moves from parish to parish. “The system will include assigning a unique number to identify all homeless persons, so that they can be better traced and provided with the necessary support services,” he said. Turning to the benefits, the State Minister said it will: provide a count of the number of homeless adults on the streets and in the shelters across Jamaica; provide data on the number of shelter nights for any period under review; identify shelter programmes or who reside in the shelter; allow for Case Notes to be added to a client’s record; and allow for the tracking of services to the client, for example, counselling and referral to hospital. Mr. Fagan said the Ministry will continue to provide budgetary support for the various programmes to assist with the continuing care of the homeless in Jamaica, adding that the budgetary allocation was increased from $15.8 million  to $19.98 million in the 2012/13 Estimates of Expenditure, to assist with feeding programmes being facilitated by the Local Authorities. “We are moving ahead with the welfare of our homeless and the Board of Supervision will continue to play its vital role in its co-ordinating of services and public sensitisation,” he said. The Board of Supervision is a statutory body that has legal oversight for the relief of poverty and destitution among members of the Jamaican society, as well as for monitoring and setting standards for the island’s 14 infirmaries. By Chris Patterson, JIS Reporter RelatedPrime Minister Golding Announces Cabinet Changes Software Acquired to Track the Homeless ParliamentJuly 13, 2012 RelatedSoftware Acquired to Track the Homeless RelatedSoftware Acquired to Track the Homeless Advertisementslast_img read more

Firearm Licensing Authority moves to clear Backlog

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail As part of efforts to improve the efficiency of the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA), the entity is moving to clear the backlog of firearm licence applications. “The objective will be to complete the processing, from application to decision, within a six-month period, Minister of National Security, Hon. Peter Bunting said on July 17, during his contribution to the Sectoral Debate in Gordon House. He said that the authority is now challenged by a large backlog of applications on which no decisions have been rendered. He informed that of the 16,230 applications that have been received by the FLA since its inception some six years ago, only 8,100 have been decided on. Highlighting other plans to improve the operations of the FLA, Mr. Bunting said that the outdated, cumbersome licensing booklet will be replaced by a “new secure, hi-tech identification card, similar to the current driver’s licence, but with enhanced security features.” Also, for the convenience of clients in the western part of the island, an FLA office will be established in Montego Bay to serve St. James, Hanover, Westmoreland, and Trelawny. “We expect that this facility will open in October,” Mr. Bunting said. In the meantime, the Security Minister informed that to date, 1,500 weapons have been transferred from police divisions in Portland, St. Mary and St. Ann to the FLA. The Minister explained that this is in keeping with new arrangements where firearms previously surrendered to the police for safekeeping are being transferred into the custody of the authority. “Significant progress has been made in using new technologies to keep track of firearms and their usage. The FLA is now able to capture the unique ballistic signatures of new firearms for which licences have been granted, and the use of this information by the police is making a valuable contribution to crime fighting,” Mr. Bunting said. The FLA was established in 2006 to take over the responsibility of granting and renewing firearm licences from the Jamaica Constabulary Force. Firearm Licensing Authority moves to clear Backlog ParliamentJuly 19, 2012 RelatedFirearm Licensing Authority moves to clear Backlog RelatedFirearm Licensing Authority moves to clear Backlog By Alecia Smith-Edwards, JIS Reporter RelatedPrime Minister Golding Announces Cabinet Changes Advertisementslast_img read more