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Mumbai: One in three patients at civic hospitals has a mental disorder (https://health.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/industry/mumbai-one-in-three-patients-at-civic-hospitals-has-a-mental-disorder/63792642)
Mental health disorders have emerged as the leading, and surprising, reason for Mumbaikars to visit civic medical colleges according to the first extensive study (done over two years) of why patients visit civic healthcare facilities.

Ayushman Bharat to provide services through wellness (https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/ayushman-bharat-to-provide-services-through-wellness-centres-niti-member/articleshow/63788868.cms) centres (https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/ayushman-bharat-to-provide-services-through-wellness-centres-niti-member/articleshow/63788868.cms) : Niti member (https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/ayushman-bharat-to-provide-services-through-wellness-centres-niti-member/articleshow/63788868.cms)
Ayushman Bharat or the National Healthcare Protection Scheme (NHPS) will provide healthcare services through health and wellness centres, a Niti Aayog member said today.

Kerala docs end strike, out-patient time extended (https://health.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/hospitals/kerala-docs-end-strike-out-patient-time-extended/63791234)
Government doctors in Kerala, who were on an indefinite strike since the past four days, withdrew there stir tonight after discussions with state Health Minister K K Shylaja.

Nagaland has poorest maternal and child healthcare indicators in Northeast India (http://www.orfonline.org/expert-speak/nagaland-poorest-maternal-child-healthcare-indicators-northeast-india/)
When compared to other Northeastern states, Nagaland fares very badly in terms of primary healthcare services utilisation. The National Family Health Survey 2016 highlights the dismal state of maternal and child healthcare.

AdvaMed again raises concerns on India’s move to regulate trade margins on medical devices (https://www.livemint.com/Industry/HpGwpXBT6oU5ZlcGf6EnYJ/AdvaMed-again-raises-concerns-on-Indias-move-to-regulate-tr.html)
After strongly opposing price caps on medical devices, US medical device lobby Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) has turned to the prime minister’s office (PMO) once again, raising concerns on the government’s move to regulate trade margins on medical devices.
Corporate News
Healthcare Fintech Startup Affordplan Raises $10 Mn In Series B Funding (https://inc42.com/buzz/with-aggressive-expansion-plans-in-the-healthcare-sector-fintech-startup-affordplan-raises-10-mn-in-series-b-funding/)
New Delhi-based fintech startup Affordplan which works for the healthcare space has raised $10 Mn in Series B round of funding led by Lok Capital. Omidyar Network, alongside existing investors Prime Venture Partners and Kalaari Capital also participated in this round.

Carlyle-backed diagnostic chain Metropolis Healthcare mulls $230 million IPO (https://www.livemint.com/Companies/mpFvghWUPCSvao3tH3TZHL/Carlylebacked-diagnostic-chain-Metropolis-Healthcare-mulls.html)
Metropolis, which currently operates 2,000 centers, has plans to add 700-800 more in the financial year started 1April to enhance its footprint in India

Padma Bhushan Dr BK Rao nominated as Chairman, NABH (https://medicaldialogues.in/padma-bhushan-dr-bk-rao-nominated-as-the-chairman-nabh/)
Renowned Anaesthesiologist and Padma Bhushan Awardee Dr. BK Rao has been nominated as the chairman, National Accreditation Board of Hospital and Healthcare Providers(NABH).
International News
UAE Government Expands Relationships With Leading US Hospitals (https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/uae-government-expands-relationships-with-leading-us-hospitals-300630559.html)
UAE Ambassador to the US Yousef Al Otaiba signed memoranda of understanding (MOU) with leaders from six top US hospitals. The agreements will ensure enhanced medical care for designated Emirati patients and will provide for ongoing coordination between the American hospitals and their counterparts in the UAE.

Healthcare affordability improves in Singapore (https://www.enterpriseinnovation.net/article/healthcare-affordability-improves-singapore-891151550)
Aon plc, a global professional services firm providing a range of risk, retirement and health solutions, has launched its inaugural Asia Healthcare Trends Report 2017/18 on World Health Day

One integrated automated solution for UAE (http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/health/one-integrated-automated-solution-for-uae-health-care-sector-1.2206297) health care (http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/health/one-integrated-automated-solution-for-uae-health-care-sector-1.2206297) sector (http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/health/one-integrated-automated-solution-for-uae-health-care-sector-1.2206297)
Introducing a new frontier in integrated and automated diagnostic solutions for the first time in the region, Roche Diagnostics Middle East inaugurated its latest diagnostic system Cobas Pro at the fifth edition of the Roche Days, an annual conference for medical and health care experts.
Technology Update
FujiFilm Releases New Minimally Invasive Imaging Systems in (https://www.medgadget.com/2018/04/fujifilm-releases-new-minimally-invasive-imaging-systems-in-u-s.html) U.S (https://www.medgadget.com/2018/04/fujifilm-releases-new-minimally-invasive-imaging-systems-in-u-s.html) . (https://www.medgadget.com/2018/04/fujifilm-releases-new-minimally-invasive-imaging-systems-in-u-s.html)
The FUJIFILM EL-580FN Ultra-Slim Video Laparoscope System uses the firm’s own Super-Honeycomb CCD sensor to produce high quality images that are sharp and reproduce colors accurately.

Flexitouch Plus Released for Treating Lymphedema Symptoms (https://www.medgadget.com/2018/04/flexitouch-plus-released-for-treating-lymphedema-symptoms.html)
Lymphedema is a disease in which fluid is retained in the legs, arms, and other parts of the body, resulting in pain, discomfort, and even disability.

Researchers Release Instructions to Convert 3D Printers Into Bioprinters (https://www.medgadget.com/2018/04/researchers-release-instructions-to-convert-3d-printers-into-bioprinters.html)
If you want to try doing 3D bioprinting at home or at a budget-strapped lab, commercial devices that only start at $10,000 may be out of reach. But researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have now published a series of instructions, as part of a study in Elsevier’s journal HardwareX, that let you turn a cheap consumer 3D printer into a high quality bioprinter that rivals many of the commercial devices.
Video Corner

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