ICRI forays into healthcare management
Riding on the healthcare boom in India, Institute of Clinical Research India (ICRI), India’s first and the world’s largest institution in Clinical Research studies announced the launch of its healthcare division – ICRI HEALTH. The division will focus on imparting structured and relevant education and bringing in the science of management into healthcare services – both for medical tourism and hospital operations management.
ICRI HEALTH has entered into an MoU with Academy of Hospital Administration (AHA) for jointly conducting Hospital Operations Management and healthcare industry related courses. AHA has done pioneering work and for the first time developed norms for accreditation of hospitals in India for National Accreditation Board for hospitals and healthcare institutions which has also been approved by ISQua and on the standards of Joint Commission International.
ICRI Health is a division of Institute of Clinical Research (India) and pioneers of the Allied Healthcare education courses in India. The Institute aims to be a World Leader in “Scientific Health Care Management Education”.
ICRI Health through its educational programs aims to develop the healthcare sector and support professionals in the Indian healthcare industry. The industry-centric job oriented courses are developed in association with the corporate world. The experienced faculty drawn from the industry and academia are from medical, management and tourism sectors. The Institute has large, well-equipped campuses in Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Kochi, Hyderabad and Bangalore.
Omaxe Foundation teams up with Maitri in labour health initiative
Omaxe Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Omaxe Ltd., fast growing and diversifying Indian realty major with a pan-Indian presence officially launched Project: ‘Sanjeevani’, a labour health initiative aimed at benefiting construction labour. The goal of this programme, which is to be implemented by Maitri – an established name in the social sector – is to enhance prevention and treatment of HIV and Tuberculosis besides care and support for migrant workers.
With Omaxe’s various construction projects employing about 7% of all labour employed in infrastructure development, ‘Sanjeevani’ will provide an opportunity for an integrated HIV/TB response, by reaching out to a work force of about 12,000 men, 3,000 women and 2,600 dependent children.
Speaking about ‘Sanjeevani’ Mrs. Sushma Goel, Co-Chairperson, Omaxe Foundation expressed a “Great sense of satisfaction in communicating from the portal of Omaxe Foundation. The AIDS pandemic today by its sheer magnitude was clearly an issue that no one can address alone.”
A unique aspect of the project is the active partnership of the School of Public Health, Harvard University in the research methodology adopted for Sanjeevani.
Others present on the occasion included senior functionaries of NACO, UNAIDS, UNDP, ILO, DDG Tuberculosis (Health Ministry), Ministry of Labour besides stakeholders in the programme.
Centre carves out new pharma department
Considering the growth of the Indian pharma industry, the government has finally issued a notification for setting up a separate department of pharmaceuticals. The notification was issued on July 1.
“The separate department would be carved out from the existing chemical and fe