Lifespan Clinic is voted as India’s Most Promising & Valuable Diabetes-Cardiometabolic Clinic Chain 2014 at Pharmaleaders 2014 Power Brand

Lifespan Clinic India, with a specialized 28 Clinics in india is the World’s largest chain of Clinics in Diabetes-Cardiometabolic awarded at Asia’s Biggest Healthcare Summit the 7th Annual Pharmaceutical Leadership Summit & Business Leadership Awards for its dedicated vision of dreaming a World without Diabetes.

Lifespan Clinic India  was voted & Awarded at the Asia’s biggest meeting point of the healthcare professionals at the 7th Annual edition of the Pharmaleaders Power Brand Awards 2014 where the theme was focusing on “Make In India, Healthcare Reforms,  Insurance,Innovations,Investments & Infrastructure” & Empowering India’s Developing Healthcare System – Investing the Healthcare Solutions of Tomorrow in difficult Times on December,26th , 2014 at Hotel Sahara Star, Mumbai International Airport in Mumbai, India.

Mr. Ajit Singh, Chairman of the Associated Capsules Group also known as ACG World Wide conferred the prestigious award title  to Mr. Ashok Jain, CEO & MD of Lifespan Clinic India in the presence of Mr Satya Brahma of Pharmaleaders Group. Pharmaleaders, Asia’s most analytical news media in healthcare communications successfully organized the 7th Annual Pharmaceutical Leadership Summit & Pharma Leaders Business Leaders Awards 2014 under the theme “Make In India – Healthcare Reforms, Insurance,Innovations,Investments & Infrastructure – “Empowering India’s Developing Healthcare System” – Investing the Healthcare Solutions of Tomorrow in difficult Times. The top Healthcare leaders of the country addressed at the 300 plus power packed audience comprising of the pharmaceutical & biotechnology industry owners, Medical Experts, Policy makers & Academic Research Scientists. Prominent speakers included Prof. (Dr) V.Mohan, CMD &  Chief Diabetologist, Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialties Centre, Dr.K.S.Murthy, Chief Cardiac Surgeon & Chairman, Innova Children’s Heart Hospital, Prof. Dr. Deepak K Jumani Consultant Sexual Health Physician and Counselor, Mr. Ajit. Singh, Chairman, ACG Worldwide, Mr. Satya Brahma, Chairman & Editor-In-Chief, Pharmaleaders (A Division of Network 7 Media Group), Mr. Daara Patel, Secretary General, IDMA ( Indian Drug Manufacturers Association), Mr. Ashok jain, MD & CEO at Oxygen Healthcare Communication etc. The Highlight of the Summit was a well conceived Panel Discussion on “The New Age Medical Profession – Patient Centered Care” –  Of the patients, For the Patients & By the Patients with Prof. Dr. Chandrasekar Chikkamuniyappa, CEO, & Senior Joint Replacement Surgeon, People Tree Hospitals.,      Dr. Ruby Tandon, CEO, Afterglow Laser Clinic, Prof. Dr. Shashank R Joshi, Consultant Diabetologist, Joshi’s Clinic., Dr.Ajayita Chanana &  Founder, CEO, Dr. Ajayita’s Charak Ayurvedic Clinic, Prof. Dr Deepak K Jumani, Consultant Sexual Health Physician and Counselor , Dr.Deepak Chaturvedi, Physician Endocrinologist, Obesity & Anti-aging Consultant, Dr. Manaan Gandhi, Ayurveda Consultant, Panchakarma Clinic ,.     Prof. Dr Deepak K Jumani, Consultant Sexual Health Physician and Counselor,          Dr. Sandeep Chatrath, Chief Executive Officer, Dharamshila Hospital And Research Centre

In the award letter addressed to Mr. Ashok Jain, M D & CEO of Oxygen Healthcare Communications which spearheads the life support to the Lifespan Clinic India’s strategic planning, Mr. Satya Brahma, Editor-In-Chief of Pharmaleaders Group said “ The Organizing Committee of the 7th Annual Pharmaceutical Leadership Summit & Pharma Leaders™ Business Leadership Awards 2014, rated & widely acclaimed by the industry experts & analysts as a credible award platform known for selecting top leaders through a meticulous methodology & stringent selection process involving research inputs & credible voting process by noted eminent juries is India’s Only Dedicated Celebration Of Excellence In Healthcare Innovation, Pharmaceutical & Medical Excellence And Brand Transformation. Pharma Leaders™  has selected Lifespan Clinic for the prestigious recognition because of its innovation in brining a different perspectives in the field of Diabetes-Cardiometabolic care ”.

Pharmaleaders Group since its inception in 1999, has so far awarded 400 top Pharma Entrepreneurs, Medical Professionals, Research Scientists & Government Academia. The debut of Lifespan Clinic in the Winners library at Pharmaleaders Power Brand is a rare distinction as the award is conferred for its ability to bring awareness in a largely populated country like india. “The Primary factor that propelled the Jury is to look at the forward looking vision of the company coupled with the risk taking abilities & the visionary Leadership of steering the company in the complex business of healthcare where each day we are witnessing new competition, bigger challenges & ability to stay ahead of competition. Looking at the growing demands for a personalized care in Diabetes, your foray into the franchise business in the form of a massive growth plan to set up unique & specialized centre coupled with aggressive marketing in bringing awareness is indeed noteworthy. India is home to nearly 62 million diabetics – second only to China which has over 92 million diabetics. By 2030, India’s diabetes numbers are expected to cross the 100 million mark according to a 2012 report by International Diabetes Federation. The economic burden due to diabetes in India is among the highest in the world. Over 30 million have now been diagnosed with diabetes in India. The CPR (Crude prevalence rate) in the urban areas of India is thought to be 9 per cent.In rural areas, the prevalence is approximately 3 per cent of the total population.The population of India is now more than 1000 million: this helps to give an idea of the scale of the problem.The estimate of the actual number of diabetics in India is around 40 million.This means that India actually has the highest number of diabetics of any one country in the entire world. IGT (Impaired Glucose Tolerance) is also a mounting problem in India.The prevalence of IGT is thought to be around 8.7 per cent in urban areas and 7.9 per cent in rural areas, although this estimate may be too high. It is thought that around 35 per cent of IGT sufferers go on to develop type 2 diabetes, so India is genuinely facing a healthcare crisis”.

Lifespan is India’s largest chain of comprehensive diabetes and metabolic clinics. In a very short span of time, Lifespan has managed to establish itself as a specialized center for the treatment and management of diabetes and metabolic disorders.Lifespan began its mission of providing full care for people suffering from diabetes and metabolic disorders on 2nd September, 2013. Within such a short time, Lifespan has had more than 15,000 patient interactions

Birth of Lifespan Clinic India

The founder of Lifespan is Ashok Jain. On 24th October 1995, Ashok Jain was pronounced a diabetic with a reading of 429 mg/DL. Nineteen years of struggles and discoveries have inspired him with the vision of Lifespan Diabetes and Metabolic Clinics – a chain to help and support people like himself. To plan for, and operate this chain, Ashok draws upon his extensive experience in initiating and managing all-India franchise operations. He had earlier worked in a MNC food company in senior management positions for two decades before venturing 13 years ago to found Oxygen Healthcare and subsequently’s own tribulations with diabetes and those of his various family members caused him to grapple with the question of how control over diabetes could be achieved. His work in the Healthcare field brought him in close contact with doctors, pharma companies, and patients.

What Lifespan Clinic Is All About?

Lifespan is a caring endeavour that brings in a new level of organised support and state-of-the-art medicare for the treatment and management of chronic diseases such as diabetes.It introduces standardised quality across its chain of Lifespan Clinics across the country offering ample client support and implementing the latest approaches and technologies for the benefit of its clients. Lifespan Clinic is India’s first chain of comprehensive diabetes management centres. A part of Oxygen Group of Companies. Lifespan is a caring endeavour that brings in a new level of organized support and state-of-the-art Medicare for the treatment and management of chronic diseases such as diabetes. Standardized quality across its chain of Lifespan Clinics across the country offering ample support and implementing the latest approaches and technologies for the benefit of people. Lifespan empathizes with, and strongly encourages people to lead healthier, more productive and longer lives. We are now functional in 4 major cities in India; Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad. Oxygen Media Services Pvt. Ltd. is India’s largest integrated Lifestyle and Wellness marketing company in India, promoted by well-known names from the marketing and advertising field.

13 years experience with health and nutrition brands along with doctors & consumers.
Marketing services partner for 50 top healthcare companies.
Working with more than 1 lakh doctors.
Database of 2 lakh doctors.
We empathise with, and strongly encourage our clients to lead healthier, more productive and longer lives.You can expect from Lifespan :
An individualised management plan based on your unique lifestyle, dietary habits, nature of work, family history, personal medical history and current fitness.
Unified solution with expertise, diagnostics and guidance under one convenient roof. Easy-to-access electronic medical records.
A support system working in multiple modes to advise and arrange various means of support to diabetics.
Uniformity of standards followed across clinics that are designed to maximise convenience, therapy effectiveness and continuity of client support.
Head Office of 80 people at Worli Seaface Mumbai, across creative, marketing, a medical team consisting of doctors, technical and editing team.
7 Branch offices and force of 100 Regional Officers in top 15 cities across India.

What’s unique about the concept of Lifespan Clinics?

Lifespan Clinic offers India’s first Comprehensive Diabetes Management Programme. We bring in a whole new level of organized support and care through the use of state-of-the-art medicare for the treatment and management of diabetes. Eighteen years of struggles and discoveries have inspired me to have the vision of Lifespan Clinics – a chain to help and support people affected by diabetes. And, also prediabetics, of whom there are a huge number in this country.

Why a special clinic only for Diabetics and Pre-diabetics?

India is emerging as the diabetes capital of the world. Statistics are that we are nearing 10 Crore diabetics and 20 Crore pre-diabetics. Though the number of diabetics is increasing, we saw the limitations in the treatment options available to a diabetic. In order to address this need, we decided to start a chain of Lifespan Clinics that could offer comprehensive treatment and provide a unified solution with expertise, diagnosis and guidance under one roof for pre-diabetes and diabetes care.

 How come such a large number of diabetics and cases of pre-diabetes are said to go undetected? Is this a risk?

This is because of the nature of diabetes, it shows no tell-tale or attention-getting symptoms and that’s the reason it has been termed a `silent killer’. It has caused organ damage and affected important systems in your body even by the time you are declared diabetic. People think it is bothersome to go for blood tests with fasting, but there is hope that with easier and simpler methods such as our Lifespan Clinic’s R.I.S.C test, many more of them will be screened early.

If a person has excess body weight, comes from a family where any of the parents or siblings are diabetic, or have hypertension, have a highly sedentary occupation as well as personal life – it would be foolhardy to not get tested for diabetes. If they are identified early to be diabetic, this will save them from the severe complications associated with diabetes.

How do you differentiate Lifespan Clinics from other clinics or a specialty hospital where a Diabetic could get treated?

At a stand-alone healthcare clinic, the expertise is scattered and no two consultations are the same. Time also is a constraint. Lifespan Clinics offers a unique approach to treating diabetes. We prepare an individualised management plan that takes into consideration the patient’s lifestyle, dietary habits, nature of work, family work, personal medical history and current fitness.

We give patients a unified solution with expertise, diagnosis and guidance under one roof. The unique R.I.S.C. test is something we have pioneered in India. It is a comprehensive, non-invasive and painless 7 min. procedure that measures 30 health parameters.At Lifespan, our diabetes specialists provide their undivided attention for a guaranteed 30 minute consultation; hence there is no time constraint. Further, there’s uniformity of treatment standards across all clinics that are designed to maximize convenience, therapy effectiveness and continuity of care and support.

How do your patients benefit from Lifespan Clinics?

Since Lifespan Clinics provides a unified solution with expertise, diagnosis and guidance under one roof, patients need not look further.The best part of Lifespan Clinics is the support that patients get all the time to adopt a healthier lifestyle, because as we like to tell them, the person who can help them win over diabetes is themselves.

How do you see Lifespan Clinics placed 5 years down the line? What are your future plans?

We are expanding on this concept of Comprehensive Diabetes Treatment Centres and extending the chain to all major cities across India. We have set ourselves a target of 1000 Lifespan Clinics across 20 major cities in India.

What is your business model, especially the franchisee led one?

As a franchisee, you would need to have approx 1000 sq. feet in an easily accessible location in the city or the suburbs. You should have the capacity to arrange for doctors and dieticians, and be able to invest Rs.15-30 lacs. Lifespan will only collect 20% of collections as Franchise Fee. We provide our franchises with the Lifespan R.I.S.C Test machine.

What would be the advantages for your franchisees of being associated with Lifespan India?

Good work always gives returns. As Diabetes is a major challenge & there are a huge number of diabetics, we expect a decent return on investment.We also provide media support, branding, call center support, software, back end support, field support, training, website, electronic medical records and other needed support.We build better brand value by advertising through Times of India which has a readership of over 76 lac. as per Indian Readership Survey (2012).We share with them the belief and commitment to extending the quality of our clientele’s health.

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