Designing an effective loyalty program to incentivize consumption of fruits and vegetables: The case of peri-urban Hyderabad

By | August 11th, 2020|Operations Management|

By Arindam Debbarma, Analyst, MIHM Fruits and vegetables (FV) are an integral part of what constitutes a healthy diet, which in turn helps in preventing malnutrition as well as a range of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) [1]. Nevertheless, socioeconomically disadvantaged people consume fewer fruits and vegetables, and thus, they are at higher risk for diseases [2]. According to [...]

Last-Mile Distribution Models for Health Commodities: The case of ORS/Zinc

By | July 22nd, 2020|Operations Management|

By Aman Kabra, Analyst, MIHM Availability of essential health products at retails outlets (pharmacies and chemists) in rural areas across India is poor (Maiti, Bhatia, Padhy, & Hota, 2015) and is a major barrier for improving healthcare access (Batliboi & Tambe, 2014). The two major drivers of low availability are – (a) smaller assortments at [...]

How do private providers manage hypertension? The Case of Karimnagar

By | July 22nd, 2020|Operations Management|

By Aman Kabra, Analyst, MIHM Hypertension is the number one health-related risk factor in India, with the largest contribution to the burden of disease and mortality.[i] It has been the single most significant cause of death in India for the last 15 years[ii], accounting for 0.8 million deaths out of the 9.6 million recorded deaths [...]

At ISB, you will find all your answers: Dr Ganesh Veerasekar

By | July 7th, 2020|Doctors of ISB|

Ganesh was in the final year of MBBS when he started exploring the non-clinical aspect of hospitals such as its administration and operations. An epidemiologist-turned entrepreneur, he now works at the intersection of healthcare, technology and consulting. “My father was a plastic surgeon. Most of my relatives are also doctors and thus becoming a doctor [...]

ISB professors helped me realise my vision: Dr Amaresh Rao

By | July 7th, 2020|Doctors of ISB|

Dr. Amaresh Rao, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon and Unit Head & Head of Department at Nizam Institute of Medical Sciences, a government hospital in Hyderabad, joined the Advanced Management Programme for Healthcare at a point in his career when he was evaluating transitioning from public healthcare to private healthcare. In his career as government doctor and administrator, he had reached a point where he felt his efforts in making changes to the system he was [...]

ISB is a perfect blend of the East and the West: Dr Neelam Mohan

By | July 4th, 2020|Doctors of ISB|

Vivacious and passionate is how one would describe Dr. Neelam Mohan, India’s leading paediatric liver transplant specialist and recipient of the prestigious Dr B C Roy Award. She can go to any lengths to ensure the children in her care are provided the best of clinical care, and also goes the extra mile to try [...]

ISB prepared me for life: Dr Sameera Ali

By | July 2nd, 2020|Doctors of ISB|

“I always knew that I wanted to be a doctor,” says Dr Sameera Ali. A dental surgeon by training, she is now a programme manager at MFine working towards building a hospital-on-cloud. Even after 13 years of clinical practice, she constantly felt the need to do something more. She felt this was possible only if she transitions from being a clinician to someone who understands the business of health. “When I saw ISB’s Post Graduate Programme in Management curriculum, I [...]

Rooting for management concepts in MBBS: Dr (Maj) Pankaj Surange

By | July 2nd, 2020|Doctors of ISB|

  Pankaj started his career as a Medical Officer in the Indian Army. During his stint with the Army, he was part of two major Operations - Vijay and Parakram. Post his tenure, he moved to New Delhi with the dream of setting up his own hospital. A specialist in anesthesiology and a super-specialist in intervention pain management and spine interventions, he started practising in Delhi. ). While interacting with various stakeholders, [...]

India has the best clinician pool world over: Dr Ritu Garg

By | July 1st, 2020|Doctors of ISB|

Ever since childhood, Ritu had wanted to become a doctor. In her pursuit, she joined Lady Hardinge Medical College. Post MBBS, she did post-graduation in ENT and was practicing before coming to ISB in 2008. “I was on a maternity break when I decided to apply to the Post Graduate Programme in Management [...]

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