Articles in Winning Tips
In the land of sages such as Dadhichi and kings like Karna, who were known for having donated their organs out of altruism, it is ironical that around 3,000 patients are dying every year in India due to lack of timely organ transplant, may it be a kidney, cornea, liver, blood, bone marrow or embryonic stem cells.
While Spain has 35 organ donors per million, USA 26, India’s count stands at 0.08 donors per million population. In India, there is a need of 175,000 kidneys, 1 lakh corneas, 50,000 livers, 50,000 hearts and 15,00,000 units of blood for donation every year. The huge gap in the demand-supply of the voluntary donors gives rise to regular scams and malpractices in organ trading. Recommended here are eight solutions, some straightforward and others rather controversial, to promote organ donation.
Given the fact that the Indian healthcare sector is growing at a healthy 15 per cent, there is a rapid growth of hospitals even in non-metropolitan cities adding to the existing 80,000 small and large healthcare establishments. As increasing number of Healthcare Establishments (HCEs) expand their operations and green field projects come up, and there are many issues and challenges these HCEs face along the way.
Though the nature and extent of these challenges can be as diverse as the business of healthcare itself; there are some typical dilemmas that each HCE faces and are discussed below. Again, one size may not fit all and it may boil down to art of balancing; the given tips may be useful in resolving these dilemmas.
With as many as many as eighty licenses and statutory obligations that govern the activities of healthcare organisations (HCOs), and that have to be fully complied with, the healthcare sector is one of the most …