Optimism Galore in Health Industry
January 2017

Optimism Galore in Health Industry

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Dr Ravi Gupta

Heralding the New Year 2017, the Indian health industry looks poised to continue its successful run. The early signs of an action-packed year are already visible as Indian healthcare companies build on a solid foundation laid during the last year. However, as the industry surges ahead to explore new possibilities, it is crucial to take a look into the bygone year with all its challenges and opportunities — some of which were realised while others missed.

Cancer has emerged as a major public healthcare challenge in India, with 14-15 lakh new cancer cases being reported each year in the country. Today, innovative approaches to provide quality cancer care have become a cornerstone of oncology. It is against this backdrop that the January edition of eHealth magazine highlights how efforts are ongoing to enhance immunity towards cancer. The cover story ‘Unravelling the Magic Within’ underscores the strength of immunotherapy in offering groundbreaking results in the fight against cancer.

Our special story ‘Newsmakers of 2016:Measuring the Pulse of 2016’ talks about how healthcare firms successfully rode on the robust primary markets in 2016. The high growth potential of healthcare delivery companies generated a high-level of interest among private equity firms and overseas investors, with the year witnessing over a billion-dollar inbound acquisition in the pharmaceuticals segment. We have also carried interviews of some of the game-changers of the industry to get their perspective on how fruitful the last year proved for them and how they plan to expand their offerings in 2017.

The special feature ‘Outlook for 2017: Big Plans on the Anvil’ highlights that the Indian healthcare sector, riding on the back of innovation, disruptive approach and strategic tie-ups, is all set to take on a multitude of challenges and continue to remain on the growth trajectory in 2017. It highlights the big future plans of some of the major industry players as also their expectations from the Government on the policy front to propel growth of the Indian health sector.

We hope the ‘Industry Views’ in the 12th anniversary edition of the magazine will offer our readers a new insight into various segments of the health industry, helping them to keep innovating for an improved healthcare delivery in India.

Looking forward to our readers’ valuable feedback.

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