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Healthcare Investment is Catching Up!

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The time is changing and so is the market dynamics of Indian healthcare sector. With an estimated market size of USD 50 billion per year, healthcare undoubtedly is one of the fastest growing sectors of the Indian economy. As per reports, the Indian healthcare sector has been projected to more than double from its current size by 2015. High disposable incomes and greater awareness towards wellness is providing the requisite impetus for growth.
An important factor, however, is capital investments with leading investment entities showing greater interest in the booming healthcare sector. Investors are now seriously eyeing the healthcare, as this sector promises a healthy growth rate and substantial returns on investment. Private equity and venture capital investments are entering hospitals, clinical research and drug manufacturing sectors. The equipment manufacturing and health information technology product and service providers are also being funded by an array of investors.
The cover story of the magazine revolves around the success stories of a few notable start-ups, like Nephroplus, HealthKart.com, HealthcareMagic, that have received funding recently. Here, we can find interviews of notable investors like Asian Healthcare Fund, Barring Private Equity Partners and research firm KPMG. The story provides an in-depth insight into the investment trends
in healthcare sector in India.
e-Health, September 2012, talks about the diverse possibilities that innovative technology are bringing into the healthcare space. One of the areas of focus is mHealth. With the country being home to more than 900 million mobile phone users, there exists a huge possibility for providing healthcare services to the people through mobile phones. The emergence of 4G technology has further spurred the use of mHealth apps and services.
In the Tech Trends section, the magazine has story on anaesthesia equipment. The write-up has dealt with the anaesthesia equipment market, which is now experiencing infusion of newer technologies and equipments. The issue also has a special report on the state of Nursing Education in India. The report places the spotlight on the changing trends of nursing education in the country. Then there are the highly informative case studies and research papers on Critical & Pulmonary Care Medicine.
We hope you enjoy reading the stories, as much as we enjoyed creating them.

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