Ruhi Kandhari

Staff Writer - Healthcare • India Edition

Ruhi writes on the impact of healthcare policies, trends in the healthcare sector and developments on the implementation of Electronic Health Records in India. She has an M. Sc. in Development Studies from the London School of Economics.

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Aknamed's Vardhman acquisition makes it just what the doctor ordered

Thanks, Ashwin. StratMed connects hospitals and manufacturers to each other, Medika Bazaar is an online platform and Aknamed is the distributor itself. I am sure there is going to be some overlap in the market they are targeting. Secondly, hospitals buy capital equipments once in a while, some devices like stents and drugs regularly. So if a company can sell all of the above it can get more business from each hospital. However, it would depend from hospital to hospital, they can pick and choose who they want to buy which product from.

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Covid forces Manipal, Narayana Health to re-examine their hospital math

Thanks Balaram and Burry. I have written two stories on primary care in the past. You can find them here - https://the-ken.com/story/aap-universal-healthcare/ and https://the-ken.com/story/gates-foundation-primary-healthcare/ . You can find all the stories on the healthcare sector written by me here - https://the-ken.com/writers/ruhikandharigmail-com/ and in health specific narratives here - https://the-ken.com/all-narratives/

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Will India save its hospitals before they save India?

Ujjval, that kind of granular data should take a couple of months. In the meantime, you could read the FICCI EY report on the sector available here - http://www.ficci.in/pressrelease-page.asp?nid=3677 . Also here are some of our old data based stories on the healthcare sector - https://the-ken.com/story/big-hospitals-lean/ , https://the-ken.com/story/indian-hospitals-greener-pastures/ and https://the-ken.com/story/kkr-radiant-max-hospital/

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Will India save its hospitals before they save India?

Hi Nupur, the story is neither arguing for a bailout, nor is it saying that the doctors who can afford to take salary deductions should be paid. It indicates that if a sector faces losses then not just well paid doctors but other staff like the nurses, ward boys etc become vulnerable. Their livelihood and their loves are at risk. And I agree with you that it is a system failure. The public health system should have been much better prepared for infectious diseases and even pandemics.

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