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POWERING GE Step Ahead : Powergear: The true power of ambition
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Powergear: The true power of ambition

For three decades and more the Chennai-based power component manufacturer had been notching up decent growth, riding on the back of growth of the power sector in India. Here's the success story of

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INNOVATION AND LEADERSHIP GE Step Ahead : Balancing The Equation; bit by bit
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Balancing The Equation; bit by bit

Meet Anusha Rammohan, Lead Engineer at GE Global Research, winner of the "Innovators Under 35 in India" award and the result of #BalanceTheEquation- an initiative by GE to achieve gender parity in the

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BUILDING GE Step Ahead : Making in India: How successful partnerships can change the game
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Making in India: How successful partnerships can change the game

God's Own Country is renowned for its high literacy rates and its spices. It is here, that a little revolution in advanced manufacturing has taken shape.

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POWERING GE Step Ahead : Hitting a windy six with big data analytics
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Hitting a windy six with big data analytics

While the game of cricket might have little in common with the way a windmill generates power, but the interplay of big data and predictive analytics can change the contours of both the game and power

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POWERING GE Step Ahead : How flows the wind in India
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How flows the wind in India

Wind power generation in India is steadily gaining ground. With the 60 GW aim by 2022, the momentum is only going to gain strength in the days ahead.

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POWERING GE Step Ahead : Digital Winds and Data Farms
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Digital Winds and Data Farms

Industrial Internet could revolutionize the way the world functions; right from a turbine that talks to an oil rig that does self-diagnostics. Read on to know more.

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INNOVATION AND LEADERSHIP GE Step Ahead : Quotes from technology evangelist and entrepreneurs
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Quotes from technology evangelist and entrepreneurs

Some of the famous women entrepreneurs and technology evangelists inspire the women of today on International Women's Day 2016. Here's how:

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INNOVATION AND LEADERSHIP GE Step Ahead : Winds of change in Indian Corporate Space
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Winds of change in Indian Corporate Space

Women at workplace are not only ruling corporate ladders and corner rooms but also re-arranging them in an unprecedented way

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INNOVATION AND LEADERSHIP GE Step Ahead : Wings for Innovation, Wheels for Progress: GE's Edison Challenge
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Wings for Innovation, Wheels for Progress: GE's Edison Challenge

Progress and renaissance are two different words – like small steps vs. big leaps. Sometimes a good challenge is just the fuel these leaps need.

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INNOVATION AND LEADERSHIP GE Step Ahead : Fostering an era of Innovation
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Fostering an era of Innovation

Programs like GE Edison Challenge foster innovation as scores of students from various universities of India are inspired to create solutions for problems that India faces

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INNOVATION AND LEADERSHIP GE Step Ahead : Raising India’s Innovation Quotient
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Raising India’s Innovation Quotient

India is on the track to become a innovation powerhouse, driven on the back of government programs. Here are the challenges and the opportunities that exist.

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BUILDING GE Step Ahead : How 3D-printing is changing the world
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How 3D-printing is changing the world

Additive manufacturing, also called ‘3D printing’, refers to fast and cost-efficient production of objects / parts from a CAD (computer-aided design) file

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BUILDING GE Step Ahead : How does the Future of Work look like
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How does the Future of Work look like

The manufacturing industry is a dynamic world where numerous products get designed, manufactured and then through supply chain networks reach markets

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BUILDING GE Step Ahead : Helping you see things in a new light, literally
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Helping you see things in a new light, literally

Be it offices, residences or commercial spaces, light-emitting diode, popularly known as LED, is fast emerging as the preferred lighting solution, and rightly so

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BUILDING GE Step Ahead : LED there be light
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LED there be light

LED lights is steadily becoming the premier choice for many, right from offices to industries

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BUILDING GE Step Ahead : How to create efficient, well-lit offices
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How to create efficient, well-lit offices

Apart from adding a dash of style to your workplace, the right lighting design can help you save energy and costs too

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CURING GE Step Ahead : Frugal innovations: The next big thing in healthcare
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Frugal innovations: The next big thing in healthcare

Given how crucial cancer screening is, the Discovery PET/CT with its advanced features promises to be a landmark in cancer detection and care. It is upgradable, scalable and has outstanding image qual

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CURING GE Step Ahead : Breast cancer: Let the pink revolution begin!
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Breast cancer: Let the pink revolution begin!

Breast cancer: Let the pink revolution begin!

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CURING GE Step Ahead : Fighting cancer with advanced imaging technology
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Fighting cancer with advanced imaging technology

Fighting cancer with advanced imaging technology

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CURING GE Step Ahead : Dementia: When 'losing your mind' is not a figure of speech
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Dementia: When 'losing your mind' is not a figure of speech

Dementia: When 'losing your mind' is not a figure of speech

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POWERING GE Step Ahead : Why subsea oil & gas could be the next big thing for India
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Why subsea oil & gas could be the next big thing for India

Why subsea Oil & gas could be the next big thing for India

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POWERING GE Step Ahead : Challenges of digging a well; undersea!
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Challenges of digging a well; undersea!

From a situation of low demand and oversupply, we are now in an era where crude oil supply is struggling to keep pace with rapidly growing demand

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POWERING GE Step Ahead : Effective exploration policy: Key to energy independence
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Effective exploration policy: Key to energy independence

Effective exploration policy: Key to energy independence

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POWERING GE Step Ahead : Wastewater reuse: Key to securing India's water future
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Wastewater reuse: Key to securing India's water future

Wastewater recycling and reuse is a technically feasible and financially viable option to help conserve India's water resources

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MOVING GE Step Ahead : Whither the Dedicated Freight Corridor?
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Whither the Dedicated Freight Corridor?

Surprisingly, for the sheer amount of revenues that freight generates for Indian Railways, it has received very little attention from people in general

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MOVING GE Step Ahead : Sending out the wrong signals
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Sending out the wrong signals

Indian Railways is the largest rail network in Asia and the world’s second largest under one management. However, behind such mind boggling numbers and complexities, lies a train signaling system th

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MOVING GE Step Ahead : How carbon efficient is Indian Railways?
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How carbon efficient is Indian Railways?

Indian Railways – which has the maximum energy consumption – is doing its bit too. Rail is 2.5 to 4 times more fuel efficient compared to road transport. That makes rail more carbon efficient co

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MOVING GE Step Ahead : From Steam to LNG, Indian Railways' big leap
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From Steam to LNG, Indian Railways' big leap

Indian Railways is planning to deploy Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) locomotives, which are much fuel efficient and have a substantially lesser running cost than diesel locomotives

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MOVING GE Step Ahead : Evolution Series: Meet the loco from the future
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Evolution Series: Meet the loco from the future

With reduced emissions and consequently lesser carbon footprint, GE's Evolution Series engines are remarkably environment-friendly

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POWERING GE Step Ahead : Hydrocarbon sector inextricably linked to nation’s progress
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Hydrocarbon sector inextricably linked to nation’s progress

Energy sector is a key enabler for wider economic development. And with hydrocarbons dominating the world energy scene, India's growth is inextricably linked to its exploration and production capabili

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POWERING GE Step Ahead : GE Oil and Gas - Driving growth in energy sector
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GE Oil and Gas - Driving growth in energy sector

Be it building bridges, constructing roads or lighting cities and villages, energy in its various forms makes millions of lives better

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POWERING GE Step Ahead : Energy security is key if India is to become a superpower
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Energy security is key if India is to become a superpower

Energy security is critical for a country like India with a population of 1.2 billion and one that aspires to be in the league of superpowers.

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POWERING GE Step Ahead : Adapting technology to low-wind speed regimes
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Adapting technology to low-wind speed regimes

During the last few decades, countries have shifted their focus to new and renewable energy sources to meet their soaring demands while capping greenhouse gases emissions. After hydropower, wind is th

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POWERING GE Step Ahead : Wind energy: Economical and environment-friendly
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Wind energy: Economical and environment-friendly

A country's progress is inextricably linked to its power situation. According to the government’s Twelfth Five-Year Plan, electric power is crucial to all economic activity and is the key to ensurin

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POWERING GE Step Ahead : Helping India harness wind energy
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Helping India harness wind energy

As demand for power continues to rise in India in view of the increasing urbanisation and industrialisation, supply is unable to keep pace with it.

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POWERING GE Step Ahead : The role of gas in India's energy sector
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The role of gas in India's energy sector

It has been dubbed 'super power in the making' for a while now. Yet, as India continues to progress steadily towards living up to those expectations, the occasional mishap exposes the faultlines in it

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POWERING GE Step Ahead : Powering India to a bright future
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Powering India to a bright future

Ever wondered how electricity is generated; why fuels like coal, oil or natural gas are central to power production; how one form of energy gets converted to the other and finally into electrical ener

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POWERING GE Step Ahead : Let there be light: A look at India's power situation
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Let there be light: A look at India's power situation

The one common thing that binds tasks as diverse as building roads, flying planes, watching television and lighting a streetlight is that they all need electricity.

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MOVING GE Step Ahead : Required Navigation Performance programs around the world
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Required Navigation Performance programs around the world

India's aviation sector is one of the fastest growing aviation markets in the world

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CURING GE Step Ahead : Prevention and the economic burden of breast cancer
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Prevention and the economic burden of breast cancer

The disease burden of breast cancer is quite high.

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CURING GE Step Ahead : India tops the world in cervical cancer deaths
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India tops the world in cervical cancer deaths

Cervical cancer kills more women in India than anywhere in the world.

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CURING GE Step Ahead : How affordable technology can abolish cancer
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How affordable technology can abolish cancer

In 2008, India's leading oncologists Krishnan Nair, Cherian Varghese (of Regional Cancer Centre, Thiruvananthpuram) and R. Swaminathan (of Cancer Institute, Chennai), discussed the status of cancer c

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CURING GE Step Ahead : The cruel economics of cancer care
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The cruel economics of cancer care

Every year, tens of thousands of cancer patients flock from all over the country to the Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai, India's premier cancer treatment institution.

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CURING GE Step Ahead : India and the fight against cancer
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India and the fight against cancer

According to a World Health Organization report, premature deaths by non-communicable diseases is one of the highest in India.

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CURING GE Step Ahead : Early diagnosis is economically viable and life-saving
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Early diagnosis is economically viable and life-saving

Early diagnosis is beneficial both economically and from a healthcare perspective.

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CURING GE Step Ahead : Breast cancer - Self examination
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Breast cancer - Self examination

Self-examination can go a long way in identifying breast cancer in its early stages and mitigating its effects. Physicians and cancer organizations recommend that breast self-examinations be performed

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CURING GE Step Ahead : 5 things that may help prevent cancer
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5 things that may help prevent cancer

Cancer is the leading cause of death worldwide, and the second leading cause in the United States

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CURING GE Step Ahead : Unhealthy lifestyles take a toll on healthcare systems
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Unhealthy lifestyles take a toll on healthcare systems

New research -- commissioned by GE Healthcare -- reveals the burden bad habits and lifestyle choices are having on global healthcare systems, adding approximately $33.9 billion per year to costs l

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CURING GE Step Ahead : Groundbreaking: Disabled form of HIV used to treat leukemia
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Groundbreaking: Disabled form of HIV used to treat leukemia

A groundbreaking technique that uses a disabled form of the virus that causes AIDS has successfully treated a 6-year old with leukemia.

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POWERING GE Step Ahead : State of wastewater treatment in India
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State of wastewater treatment in India

A government report on Urban and Industrial Water Supply and Sanitation for the Twelfth Five - Year Plan (2012-2017) highlights the following points about wastewater in India

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POWERING GE Step Ahead : Economics of wastewater reuse
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Economics of wastewater reuse

As India experiences rapid industrialization and urbanization, the demand for water is going up significantly.

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POWERING GE Step Ahead : Why should we reuse wastewater
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Why should we reuse wastewater

Urban population in India has jumped from 25.8 million in 1901 to an estimated 387 million in 2011. As a result, cities and towns are increasingly facing two major problems – water shortage and sewa

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POWERING GE Step Ahead : Clean water: The right of every individual
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Clean water: The right of every individual

According to estimates, by 2050, India’s population is expected to cross the 1.5 billion mark. Meeting the growing water demands of the second most populous nation in the world is a monumental chall

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CURING GE Step Ahead : How technology can save India's vanishing generation
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How technology can save India's vanishing generation

For India's children, the journey from a crib to grave is indeed very short. A Save the Children study has reported that over three lakh babies die on their first-day and overall, 876,200 babies die,

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POWERING GE Step Ahead : Wind energy - the growing energy alternative
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Wind energy - the growing energy alternative

India's potential for harnessing wind energy ranks it 5th in the world. But popularising it in a hugely diverse county is the challenge. India's diversity comes out best above all in its diet. Where m

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POWERING GE Step Ahead : India has huge growth prospects in oil and gas space
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India has huge growth prospects in oil and gas space

Since liberalizing its economy in the ‘90s, India has witnessed unprecedented levels of economic expansion. Demographic changes, rapid industrialization and a strong export-oriented services framewo

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POWERING GE Step Ahead : Why water management is key to India’s progress?
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Why water management is key to India’s progress?

Most rural regions and many semi-urban regions in India still do not have access to clean drinking water and lack proper sanitation facilities. Without proper sanitation, contaminated water can enter

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CURING GE Step Ahead : India's primary health care needs quick reform
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India's primary health care needs quick reform

Early last year, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced the government would work towards providing Universal Health Coverage (UHC) for all. As intents go, it is as noble as it gets

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CURING GE Step Ahead : Embrace Innovations founder on keeping Indian infants warm
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Embrace Innovations founder on keeping Indian infants warm

Jane Chen quit her job and joined an NGO, which was helping children orphaned due to HIV.

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CURING GE Step Ahead : Why is India's healthcare system in such a sorry state?
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Why is India's healthcare system in such a sorry state?

R Srinivasan's credible government document on healthcare in India titled 'Health Care in India – Vision 2020' draft published in 2004, sub-titled 'Issues and Prospects', has suggested four criteria

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