Monday, May 20, 2013
Health and healthcare are two separate issues which has not so direct relationship. Good health not only means the absence of disease, but a feeling of well-being or freedom from illness. The health of a given population is judged by their view of proper understanding, illness and healthy living; socioeconomic distinction; health services’ reach and finally the quality and cost associated with care.
On the other hand healthcare covers both medical and preventive care given by various government and private sectors to overcome ill-health. In our country, the healthcare sector is dominated by private companies creating a regressive effect. This is because healthcare is a system solely aimed for public good, which should not be regulated by market demand and utilization.
An ideal healthcare system should have:
- Universal access
- Sufficient access
- Inexpensive (fair distribution of cost)
- Competent and quality support staffs
- Extra and specific attention to vulnerable patients (women, children, aged or disabled)
When we consider the above points our healthcare industry scenario is really disappointing. We do have best technologies available. Our doctors are also among the best. But our infrastructure of paramedics, clinics and diagnostic centers are still lacking. We are way behind first world countries in this respect. The major challenge is to build infrastructure to support patients with different socioeconomic backgrounds. We need a strong pool of paramedic staff and an environment which supports innovation. It is impossible to build a strong healthcare system base without enough research and in-depth study.
Expensive and less effective ways of treatments are consuming the majority of healthcare expenditure in India. One third of household expenditure is going through medicines and surprisingly Indians are paying more for minor diseases compared to serious illness. Indians are heavily overmedicated. Even in the extreme rural environment, the average visit of a person to a doctor is twice that of an U.S. citizen. Imagine the scenario of urban population!
How does modern healthcare touch lives?
Even after 65 years of Independence the touch of the modern healthcare system is inaccessible to the general public as they have to bear up to 70% of the costs associated if not all. This expense is often beyond capacity even to the middle-income group. With growing health related issues in young Indians, affordable healthcare is the urgent need of India. The Herculean task of improving the healthcare system is a goal we have to reach and modern healthcare will then touch lives all over India. This is a dream we have to make real.
May this initiative from Apollo Hospitals in association with Indiblogger be a major step towards the awareness of better healthcare system in India?
Interested persons can visit Apollo Hospitals.
Image courtesies: Health: Image courtesy of dream designs / FreeDigitalPhotos.net, Overmedication: Image courtesy of Piyachok Thawornmat / FreeDigitalPhotos.net, Healthcare: Image courtesy of Grant Cochrane / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Friday, May 17, 2013
|Sacred heart church: Chandannagar|
The sacred heart church of Chandannagar, (l'Eglise du Sacré Cœur) in Hooghly district of West Bengal, India...... It is more than two century old with great architecture glory...... A nice place to visit for both tourist and historian.... It is located beside the Chandannagar college near Chandannagore Strand........
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Since I joined IndiBlogger (the Indian Blogger community) I never got short of surprise gifts. When it comes to shampoo and conditioner the options and supply have been never-ending in Indiblogger. When I first look at this opportunity I thought to let it go, as I felt that I should take some break from shampoo and conditioner. But when I told my wife about this opportunity she just got mad with excitement. Such is the impact of TRESemme. I never thought getting an opportunity to use a shampoo and conditioner can be so exciting to someone. I then did opt for this opportunity and got the package right in time. The package contains a shampoo, one conditioner and a booklet. Everything was in perfect order.
Among three options available (Smooth & Shine for dry and rough hair, Hair fall Defense for damaged hair and Climate Control for frizz prone hair) I chose the Smooth and Shine one keeping in mind the hair type of my wife and her liking. All types of shampoos are available in 600ml, 225ml or 100ml packs and the conditioners in 225ml and 100ml packs.
The product packaging is in sturdy plastic bottles with secured easy to handle “press open” caps, (with clear indication where to press) which I feel better than the “flip open” types. I found it extremely travel friendly, without any possibility of leakage. They have traditional black and white combination (Black shampoo and white conditioner).
I am giving the snapshots of the ingredients of the shampoo and conditioner below along with the shampoo texture. Please check them.
|Press open caps|
The textures of both the shampoo and conditioner are of perfect consistency (the conditioner is thicker). They are smooth and light with a nice fruity smell giving a very refreshing feeling (typical of a high-grade product). Small amount of shampoo is needed to produce enough lather. Requirement of the conditioner is also small, indicating they are pocket friendly in the long run. Massaging the shampoo and conditioner in your hair and scalp will give you a luxurious feeling (we both felt it) with nice aroma filling the bathroom. The other thing that I liked most is that it can be washed away very easily without any greasy feeling.
After the wash it gave a great clean, soft, smooth and shiny appearance and it lessened the frizz. The effect is even better when the shampoo wash is followed by the conditioner. The hair texture is becoming better with every wash. We highly recommend this product for people with dry and rough hair and cannot really find any cons in it.
|Ramp Ready Hair|
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Hair is an integral part of any woman’s life. Having a perfect hair tone is every woman’s dream. My wife dreams of having that black and shiny straight hair with perfect flow and bounce as often seen in television and movies. But in reality it is almost impossible to achieve it (before getting introduced to TRESemme).
The use of different products usually gives a short-term result leaving the hair dull and lifeless. Not that getting a perfect Ramp ready hair is a necessity, but a dream is a dream and it is an overwhelming feeling to get once dream come true. TRESemmé exactly did that with great perfection. Using of TRESemme hair shampoo and conditioner is really an awesome experience. After using them, I must say that these products are definitely way above average. When I saw the hair of my wife I was just astonished. It gave mesmerizing result indeed.
Regarding Ramp Ready look and hair design, I like my wife’s short hair to be let loose with perfect shine and bounce. The dream of having Ramp Ready hair at home has eventually become a reality thanks to TRESemme.