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Friday, September 18, 2015

Dr Devi Shetty Launches Tele-ECG at BSF STS Camp in Yelhanka



Dr Devi Prasad Shetty, Chairman and Founder of Narayana Healthcare inaugurated a Tele ECG Link established at the BSF STS Camp in Yelahanka with Narayana Healthcare, Bangalore on September 16, 2015. With the facility, the patients who are far flung can now consult with experts for treatment and consultation.

Speaking at the inauguration, Dr Shetty in his Health Talk highlighted on the lack of awareness on heart diseases and how it impacts not just the elders but also the youth in the country. He spoke on the change in lifestyles and eating habits that have resulted in heart problems. He said that Indian are 3x more prone to heart diseases than the Europeans. He also cited about various innovations in the field of healthcare with special emphasis on Cardiac Care.

Vimal Satyarthi, DIG & Commandant, STS BSF Bangalore in his inaugural spoke about how Narayana Health is contributing in the welfare and wellbeing of BSF troops. Dr Mukesh Saxena, IG/Director, BSF New Delhi and Dr V.G. Talawar, Vice-Chancellor, Reva University was the guest of honour. Dr J.R.Das, Medical Officer STS coordinated the event which concluded on interaction of the chief guest with the jawans.

Telemedicine is a healthcare initiative that allows the transmission of services including diagnosis and consultation remotely. Doctors and physicians from larger towns or medical institutions can connect to the health care centers or hospitals in the remote areas through a networked environment that makes patient data available online through interactive audio and video facilities. The initiative aims at bringing the latest developments in medicine to the remote villages and towns in India.

To promote welfare and wellbeing of Seema Praharies, which is the main focus during the BSF Golden Jubilee Celebrations in 2015. BSF STS camp has conducted several medical health camps and demonstrations on various discipline for the benefits of staff, trainees as well as those serving and retired BSF facilities. Some of the recent camps include: Breast Screening and Mammography test camp for ladies; Nephrologists Consultation camp; Bone Densitometry camp; Cardiac Medical Camp, CPR Demo camp among others.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Mindtree Strategic Technology Partner for flydubai



Mindtree, a leading digital transformation and technology services company, has announced a strategic partnership with Dubai-based flydubai to shape the full digital experience of the connected traveller.

Mindtree will focus on transforming flydubai’s information technology to support passenger sales and service systems, including services such as electronic ticketing and real-time baggage tracking. The agreement will also extend to other strategic business areas such as revenue management, target monitoring, ancillary revenue and operationaloptimisation.

flydubai has a fleet of 49 new Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 aircrafts operating to more than 90 destinations across Africa, Caucasus, Central Asia, Europe, the GCC, Middle East and the Subcontinent. 

Commenting on the announcement, Ramesh Venkat, Chief Information Officer of flydubai, said: “We welcome this agreement with Mindtree who bring their creativity, IT architectural design capabilities and experience of working within the aviation industry. We look forward to working together to further enhance efficiencies for the benefit of our passengers.”

Parthasarathy N.S., President and Chief Operating Officer of Mindtree, said: “We are committed to flydubai’s goal of treating each passenger not just as a routine traveller but as a customer to be engaged and served across a full range of touch points. Mindtree will work with flydubai to digitise their value chain, hone operations and create remarkable experiences for each traveller before, during and after their journey.”  

FreeCharge’s Digital Wallet Targets Rs 1000 Crore



FreeCharge, India’s leading digital platform for recharge and utility payments, with a volume of over 200 million transactions annually, today announced the launch of FreeCharge Digital Wallet. The ‘comprehensive and trusted’ digital wallet service will transform mobile and web transactions by facilitating easy and secure payments. The wallet is being launched in partnership with YES bank, one of India’s leading private sector banks and targets Rs 1000 crore over the next few years.

With an ecosystem of 8.2 million daily unique users, 4 million monthly engaged hours, 15 million stored cards, combined with GMV of over USD 4 billion, the FreeCharge Digital Wallet is set to become India’s most used wallet in the next 6 months.

In line with Snapdeal’s vision of building the most impactful digital commerce ecosystem in India, the FreeCharge digital wallet will enable a culture of digital payments through multiple partnerships.

In addition to a large and robust network of merchant partners, FreeCharge will partner with FINO - a payments bank licensee to build scale and ability to reach even the under-served.
FreeCharge Digital Wallet is powered by cutting edge technology, consumer behaviour insights and innovations in payments. It is a robust and flexible platform that leverages enabling technologies such as HCE, NFC, QR code and BLE to bring in efficiencies in the consumers’ purchase experience.

Commenting on the launch, Kunal Shah, CEO and co-founder, FreeChargesaid “FreeCharge has hit an important milestone in its journey today. With the launch of the FreeCharge Digital Wallet, we are all set to transform the way people make payments. A secure, easy to use and feature-rich service, the wallet is equipped with state of the art technology and a robust partner network, making it a truly game-changing service that will bring value to consumers and our partners in the ecosystem.”

Congratulating FreeCharge on this milestone launch, Kunal Bahl, CEO and co-founder, Snapdeal said, “Our aim is to bring in efficiencies in payments using digital commerce to cater to every consumption need that a user may have. Consumer needs are constantly evolving and we feel it is the right time to launch a trusted and feature-rich digital wallet service. At Snapdeal we are building an ecosystem that powers billions of digital commerce transactions. With the launch of the FreeCharge Digital Wallet, we will now play an even more intrinsic role in our customers’ lives”


Commenting on the way forward for the Digital Wallet, Anand Chandrasekaran, Chief Product Officer, Snapdeal said, “We are very excited about this landmark product launch. With 87 million combined registered users, we will ensure a seamless transition by offering easy integration and access to the platform resulting in a superior consumer and merchant experience.”  

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