India urgently needs a total overhaul and reform of its public healthcare system with a holistic approach – NRHM and RSBY are laudable initiatives.

Over a period of time India had made significant improvement in various critical health indicators despite frugal public health spending by the government, which is just around 1 percent of GDP of the country. Such a low government spend towards … Continue reading

Dire need of quality ‘Cold Chain’ infrastructure for pharmaceuticals in India and its efficient management through Public Private Partnership initiatives.

Why Cold Chain for pharmaceuticals?Drugs are complex entities and many of these are temperature sensitive in nature. This entails them requiring precise and continuous temperature conditions in transit in order to retain their potency and resultant efficacy.Many life saving drugs … Continue reading

Leverage Information Technology (IT), Health Insurance and ‘Jan Aushadhi’ initiatives to address the burning issue of ‘Access to Affordable Integrated Healthcare to all’ in India.

Despite so much of general focus, stringent Government control, debate and activism on the affordability of modern medicines in India, a vast majority of Indian population still do not have access to basic healthcare facilities.The degree of poor access to … Continue reading

R&D and Protection of IPR related to Pharma sector, are now the responsibilities of the Department of Pharmaceuticals (DoP) – a quick look at the initiatives taken by the department.

On July 2, 2008, the Cabinet Secretariat of the Government of India notified creation of a new department to be known as the Department of Pharmaceuticals (DoP) under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers with an objective to have a … Continue reading

An integrated approach towards Public Private Partnership (PPP) initiatives to improve access to healthcare in India is the way forward.

Despite so much of stringent government control, debate and activism on the affordability of modern medicines in India, on the one hand, and the success of the government to make medicines available in the country at a price, which is … Continue reading