Healthcare

  • Obama scores victory with 7 million healthcare signups 02-04-2014 11:25 AM

    President Barack Obama claimed a major victory as over seven million people signed up for medical insurance under his signature healthcare law at the end of the six-month open enrollment period. After a floundering start marked by computer glitches galore at its October launch, government run health market place saw...
  • Emphasizing care in healthcare: Redefining patient experience 09-03-2014 06:15 PM

    How should we look at the India's record in delivering health? A panel of experts discusses about the India's health report and inadequate spending on health sector and how can regulatory framework be strengthened. ...
  • CJ highlights inadequate medical facilities at a Mumbai hospital 24-02-2014 12:08 AM

    CJ Abhay Kumar Jha reports on the lack of facilities in Mumbai's Tata Memorial Hospital. He says that due to lack of medical staff and adequate beds for patients, many are forced to live on the streets waiting for their appointment. Through his CJ report, he wants the authorities to...
  • Video Volunteers: Medical negligence in Jharkhand and Odisha 23-02-2014 11:58 PM

    Our partners video volunteers have shared these reports with us. Shot by their community correspondents in rural Jharkhand and Odisha, these reports expose the gross medical negligence faced by people at the hands of govt. employed medical staff. ...
  • CJ Show: Patients sleep on the streets outside AIIMS 23-02-2014 11:49 PM

    CJ Suresh Paswan came to Delhi's AIIMS to treat his ailing son. Due to less intake capacity at the hospital, Suresh along with his family have been living on the street outside the hospital. He is one of the many such patients who travel from the far off places for...
  • CJ follow-up: No improvement in the condition of Alwar hospital 23-02-2014 11:19 PM

    CJ Samar Gupta had filed a report exposing the lack of basic medical facilities in a government run hospital in his hometown of Alwar in Rajasthan. Two years later, Samar followed up on his story only to find that the condition has only become worse. ...
  • The Citizen Journalist Health Special Show 23-02-2014 08:14 PM

    This week, as elections near, CJ tackles one of the most urgent issues that should be on any aspiring politician's agenda: healthcare. ...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show 22-02-2014 12:35 PM

    This week, as elections near, CJ tackles one of the most urgent issues that should be on any aspiring politician's agenda: healthcare. ...
  • Press Release: Innovating for a Better Tomorrow, with Dr. Devi Shetty and GE Healthcare 21-02-2014 09:20 PM

    New Delhi, 19 February, 2014: CNN-IBN, in partnership with Infosys, is all set to bring to the fore exemplary innovations that have not only transformed the lives of millions of Indians but have also left indelible impressions globally. The exclusive nine-episode series 'Innovating for a Better Tomorrow' will showcase innovations...
  • Medical Superintendents of 13 Delhi government hospitals transferred 04-02-2014 10:49 PM

    New Delhi: Seeking to revamp the state's Healthcare system, Delhi government on Tuesday transferred medical superintendents of 13 hospitals run by it. Health Minister Satyendra Jain said, "The decision is majorly to revamp the entire Healthcare sector of the city. Many of the medical superintendents were holding the same post...
  • Narayana Health: Providing world-class treatment to the poor 23-12-2013 01:58 PM

    Award: Good Company Narayana Health Age: 60 Why He Won: For setting up a 6,000-bed multi-specialty hospital chain across India that provides world-class treatment based on a cross-subsidised model. His Trigger: Most Indians cannot afford tertiary and specialty health care. One of the biggest reasons for them falling below the...
  • Delhi: Team of doctors helps those in need through mobile clinic 04-11-2013 10:06 AM

    New Delhi: A team of doctors in Delhi headed by Reeta Devi have been making sure that those in need get medical care, with their mobile clinic. On a busy day, Reeta Devi and her team of doctors went to Sarai Khaleel in Old Delhi to offer free medical care...
  • Oracle helping to fix Obama's healthcare site 03-11-2013 02:03 PM

    San Francisco: Oracle CEO Larry Ellison says the business software maker is helping the Obama administration fix the technological problems preventing people from signing up for government-mandated health insurance. Ellison told shareholders at Oracle's annual meeting Thursday that the Redwood Shores, California company is pitching in with other government contractors...
  • Watch: Solutions for India's healthcare sector 14-10-2013 10:46 AM

    Siemens presents Answers for India's progress and takes a look at the technologies used by India's best brands in the healthcare sector. ...
  • Obama to cut short Asia trip as US shutdown continues for 2nd day 02-10-2013 03:26 PM

    President Barack Obama on Wednesday scaled down a long-planned trip to Asia, as a US government shutdown entered a second day with no end in sight to the funding row in Congress that triggered it. Obama is expected to leave on Saturday for summit meetings in Indonesia and Brunei. Malaysian...
  • FTP: World Senior Citizens Day Special - does our society ignore senior citizens? 01-10-2013 11:35 PM

    On World Senior Citizens Day, we discuss the issues that confront the senior citizens like healthcare, loneliness and how they can continue to contribute towards the society. We are also discuss whether they are being neglected in the society. ...
  • US government shutdown: Read full statement of Barack Obama 01-10-2013 12:36 PM

    Washington: For the first time in nearly two decades, the federal government staggered into a partial shutdown on Monday at midnight after congressional Republicans stubbornly demanded changes in the nation's health care law as the price for essential federal funding and President Barack Obama and Democrats adamantly refused. Read the...
  • Barack Obama focuses on military as government shuts down 01-10-2013 11:00 AM

    Washington: As much of the federal government grinds to a halt, President Barack Obama is telling the US military he'll push Congress to re-open the government as soon as possible. In his sole response early Tuesday to Congress' failure to avert the first shutdown in nearly two decades, Obama addressed...
  • US government shuts down for the first time in 17 years, millions hit 01-10-2013 09:37 AM

    Washington: For the first time in 17 years, the federal government staggered into a partial shutdown on Monday at midnight after congressional Republicans stubbornly demanded changes in the nation's health care law as the price for essential federal funding and President Barack Obama and Democrats adamantly refused. As Congress gridlocked,...
  • White House tells agencies government will shut down 01-10-2013 09:29 AM

    Washington: The White House's budget office says it's notifying federal agencies that the government will shut down on Tuesday. Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, said late Monday in a memorandum to agency heads that there was no indication Congress would approve...
  • US government shutdown imminent despite House effort to break logjam 01-10-2013 09:23 AM

    Washington: The US government was headed toward a shutdown over Republican efforts to halt President Barack Obama's healthcare reforms using a temporary spending bill even as efforts emerged to try to negotiate a deal. US House of Representatives Republicans, in a bid to break the logjam over the spending bill,...
  • US: A million government workers, unions brace for shutdown 01-10-2013 09:12 AM

    Washington: As many as a million government employees were making urgent plans on Monday for a possible midnight shutdown, with their unions urging Congress to strike a last-minute deal. To avoid sending hundreds of thousands of workers across the country home without pay, lawmakers must act within hours, but it...
  • US government heads towards shutdown 01-10-2013 09:03 AM

    The US Congress, still in partisan deadlock over Republican efforts to halt President Barack Obama's healthcare reforms, was on the verge of shutting down most of the US government starting on Tuesday morning. ...
  • US: Differences between House, Senate Bills 01-10-2013 08:28 AM

    Washington: A comparison of rival House and Senate bills aimed at preventing a partial government shutdown Tuesday: House Bill: *Funds federal agencies through December 15 at current spending levels. The rate equates to annual agency spending of $986 billion, and includes the impact of this year's sequester, or automatic spending...
  • Deadlocked Congress takes US govt to brink of shutdown 01-10-2013 07:13 AM

    Washington: The US Congress, still in partisan deadlock over Republican efforts to halt President Barack Obama's healthcare reforms, was on the verge of shutting down most of the US government starting on Tuesday morning. With the law funding thousands of routine government activities set to expire at midnight, Republicans in...
  • US Capitol building eerily quiet as federal government shutdown nears 30-09-2013 12:16 PM

    Washington: With just a day to go before a midnight Monday deadline to avoid a federal government shutdown, the US Capitol building was eerily quiet on Sunday, with meeting rooms locked and no lawmakers to be found inside. Senate Democrats decided on Sunday not to take up a measure approved...
  • US defends study of blood transfusions for premature babies 24-08-2013 06:51 AM

    A government-supported study of blood transfusion levels in premature infants adheres to the highest ethical and clinical standards, the National Institutes of Health said this week in response to advocacy group Public Citizen, which has called for the study to be stopped. The Transfusion of Premature (TOP) trial aims to...
  • Fortis sells entire stake in Vietnam hospital chain for $80 mn 20-08-2013 07:14 PM

    New Delhi: Fortis Healthcare said on Tuesday it has completed the sale of its entire 65 per cent stake in the Vietnam-based hospital chain, Fortis Hoan My MedicalCorporation, for USD 80 million. In June, the healthcare major had entered into a pact to sell its entire stake in the Vietnamese...
  • Indian healthcare industry to be worth $280 billion by 2020 30-06-2013 07:52 PM

    The Indian healthcare industry is worth $79 billion and is expected to be at $280 billion by 2020. On one hand, the industry has got some well-equipped hospitals and on the other hand, 50 per cent of the population does not have access to it. India has the highest infant...
  • Ranbaxy case: Should Indian patients worry over sub-standard drugs? 05-06-2013 02:26 PM

    Mumbai: India exports drugs worth more than 15 billion dollars every year, a majority of which are US-bound. Questions are being raised about the standards and quality, after Ranbaxy's whopping 500 million dollar settlement with the US government. The generic drugs in question were manufactured at Ranbaxy's plants in Paonta...