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TCG Lifesciences conferred excellence award by Inst of Economic Studies

TCG Lifesciences Limited has been conferred with 'Excellence Award' and its Managing Director, Swapan Bhattacharya with 'Udyog Rattan', by one of India's premier research institutes 'Institute of Economic Studies' (IES) for outstanding achievements in the field of life sciences and contribution in India's industrial development. The awards were presented by HE B. P. Singh, Governor of Sikkim in the presence of Dr. Bhishma Narain Singh, former Governor of Tamil Nadu and Dr. G.V.G. Krishnamurthy, former Election Commissioner of India at the award ceremony in New Delhi.

TCG Lifesciences Limited (formerly Chembiotek Research International) is a leading research services and informatics company with operations in India, Europe, Japan and the United States.

TCGL offers cutting edge drug discovery and development platform whereby the R&D process is seamlessly transitioned from 'bench to bedside and back', and laboratory data easily accessed and managed across the product development lifecycle. Its relationships with the customers and collaborators span from specific solutions and sourcing services to integrated projects across multiple domains to complete translational research programs.

Maharashtra's govt hospitals to be connected

All the 14 government-run medical colleges and 19 affiliates of Maharashtra will be linked through integrated software. The move is expected to bring with it transparency in accounts as well as an increase in administrative accountability.  Each patient visiting the hospital will be given a unique health identity number and will have access to his medical history at any hospital across the state. This Hospital Management and Information System (HMIS) project was flagged off by the state government's Medical Education and Drugs Department (MEDD) in 2007.

The HMIS project will cost approximately USD 56 million and seven years to complete. The work of laying underground cable and installing computers has started at the Sassoon hospital and the hospital will formally come under the HMIS project in the next two months. The remaining hospitals and medical colleges in the state will get electronically inter-connected with an electronic medical records (EMR) facility in the next two years.

GCS to pump in INR 722 cr to upgrade Cancer Hospital

The executive board and general board of Gujarat Cancer Society (GCS), has recently approved an ambitious plan to convert the hospital into a super speciality cancer care and research institute that will provide treatment at par with international standards by pumping in INR 722 crore, which will be available through public private partnership. The number of beds in the cancer hospital will be increased from current 650 to 1000.

Health minister Jaynarayan Vyas, who is also a member of the board, said that the Society has also decided to establish a state-of-the-art general hospital and a self-finance medical college at the cost of INR 396 crore. The state government has already allocated land at the New Swadshi Mill compound to GCS, which is valued at INR 200 crore. Talking about another major decision by the GCS board, Vyas said that INR 10 crore has been all

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