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Government (https://www.cnbctv18.com/healthcare/government-expects-premium-for-ayushman-bharat-aka-modicare-to-remain-below-rs-1000-a-family-but-insurers-might-not-comply-128693.htm) expects (https://www.cnbctv18.com/healthcare/government-expects-premium-for-ayushman-bharat-aka-modicare-to-remain-below-rs-1000-a-family-but-insurers-might-not-comply-128693.htm) premium (https://www.cnbctv18.com/healthcare/government-expects-premium-for-ayushman-bharat-aka-modicare-to-remain-below-rs-1000-a-family-but-insurers-might-not-comply-128693.htm) for Ayushman Bharat aka (https://www.cnbctv18.com/healthcare/government-expects-premium-for-ayushman-bharat-aka-modicare-to-remain-below-rs-1000-a-family-but-insurers-might-not-comply-128693.htm) Modicare (https://www.cnbctv18.com/healthcare/government-expects-premium-for-ayushman-bharat-aka-modicare-to-remain-below-rs-1000-a-family-but-insurers-might-not-comply-128693.htm) to remain below Rs 1,000 a family, but insurers might not comply
(https://www.cnbctv18.com/healthcare/government-expects-premium-for-ayushman-bharat-aka-modicare-to-remain-below-rs-1000-a-family-but-insurers-might-not-comply-128693.htm)
According to National Family Health Survey four, less than a third (29%) of households have at least one member covered under any health insurance or health scheme.

Study (https://tecake.in/study-indicates-failing-healthcare-outcomes-in-india-for-mothers-and-newborns) indicates failing healthcare outcomes in India for mothers and newborns (https://tecake.in/study-indicates-failing-healthcare-outcomes-in-india-for-mothers-and-newborns)
There is a considerable depreciation in the performance of India’s healthcare in accordance to the accepted standards despite the functioning of 60% of primary health centres (PHCs) and 94% of community health centres (CHCs) working towards the provision of round the clock services for delivery of infants.

MoU between India and Norway to strengthen cooperation in healthcare (https://tecake.in/mou-between-india-and-norway-to-strengthen-cooperation-in-healthcare)
Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare entered into a partnership with Norway by signing a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for fostering cooperation in the domain of healthcare.
Corporate News
Ayurveda doctor platform NirogStreet raises seed funds (https://techcircle.vccircle.com/2018/06/13/ayurveda-doctor-platform-nirogstreet-raises-seed-funds)
NirogStreet, an online platform that connects Aurveda doctors with patients, said it has raised $300.000 (Rs.2 crore) in a seed round led by Japanese venture capital firm Spiral Ventures.

Sarojini Devi Hospital gets advanced eye bank facility (http://www.thehansindia.com/posts/index/Telangana/2018-06-14/Sarojini-Devi-Hospital-gets-advanced-eye-bank-facility/389055)
An eye bank at Sarojini Devi Eye Hospital was inaugurated by Minister of Health and Family Welfare C Laxma Reddy in Mehdipatnam on Wednesday.

Policybazaar.com to enter healthcare space; to offer online consultation (https://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/policybazaar-com-to-enter-healthcare-space-to-offer-online-consultation-118061301051_1.html)
As social security support on healthcare services front is either very limited or difficult to access for the general public, the venture aims to redefine the way India seeks quality medical services.
International News
WHO Launches Health Care Project for 242,000 in Sudan's Darfur (https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/who-launches-health-care-project-242000-sudans-darfur-1144798)
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday announced the launch of a project to provide health care to roughly 242,000 people in the war-torn Darfur state of western Sudan.

Push to get health services out of hospitals, into the home (https://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/health/push-to-get-health-services-out-of-hospitals-into-the-home/news-story/413eddee061ccb3b94d046d55dd5b6c1)
A quiet revolution is underway in the health system, with government and insurance funders looking to shift more services — such as chemotherapy, dialysis, rehabilitation, mental health and palliative care — out of high-cost hospitals and into the community or home.

Social enterprise accelerator for health innovators kicks-off in Nairobi (https://www.capitalfm.co.ke/business/2018/06/social-enterprise-accelerator-for-health-innovators-kicks-off-in-nairobi/)
The program has kicked off here in Nairobi with a co-creation workshop which will culminate to the Making More Health (MMH) Accelerator.
Technology Update
AngioAnalytics Introduces OCT Angiography, a New View Into Retinal Vasculature (https://www.medgadget.com/2018/06/angioanalytics-introduces-oct-angiography-a-new-view-into-retinal-vasculature.html)
Optovue, based in Fremont, California, received FDA clearance for what it calls “world’s first OCT Angiography metrics” system. The AngioAnalytics system is used to image the eye much like with traditional optical coherence tomography (OCT) systems, but provides visualization of individual vessels of the superficial and deep capillary plexus along with conventional OCT.

System for 3D Printing Bioengineered Muscles and Tendons (https://www.medgadget.com/2018/06/system-for-3d-printing-bioengineered-muscles-and-tendons.html)
A team of Swiss researchers has developed a microplate system for printing engineered muscle and tendon tissue. The investigators were able to create a microwell plate that allows tissue to adhere to it and the system constantly monitors progress, screens the growth and selects the desired results.

Roche Unveils Blood Coagulation Checker with Bluetooth Features (https://www.medgadget.com/2018/06/roche-unveils-blood-coagulation-checker-with-bluetooth-features.html)
Roche has announced that next month it will be releasing a new device for patients to test their own blood coagulation parameters, the CoaguChek Vantus.
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