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Sri Visista first Ayurveda hospital in Telangana, AP to get NABH accreditation

Hyderabad 18 August 2018: Becoming first Ayurvedic hospital to get NABH accredition, Sri Visista, a super-specialty Ayurveda hospital in Hyderabad had, achieved the distinction of becoming the first Ayurveda hospital from both Telugu States to get accreditation from the prestigious NABH (National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Health Care Providers), the apex national healthcare accreditation and quality improvement body. 

NABH Senior Director Dr Gayatri V Mahindroo came all the way from New Delhi to Hyderabad to present the certificate to Directors, Dr Laxmi Prasad and Dr G K Reddy, at a programme held at FTAPCCI, Red Hills on Saturday.

Yesteryear matinee idol Krishna, Telangana Legislative Council Chairman K Swamy Goud, Rajya Sabha MP K Keshava Rao, former Congress MLA Malreddy Ranga Reddy graced the occasion.

Telangana Ayush department Director Rajender Reddy, parents and family members of the directors, hospital doctors and staff as well senior and retired ayurvedic doctors were also in attendance. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Gayatri said that Sri Visista was the first Ayurveda hospital among 200 other hospitals, nursing homes and clinics etc. from both Telugu States that have NABH accreditation.

She lauded hospital directors and staff stating that they were like a close-knit family working to go to greater heights, and the accreditation was well deserved. Veteran actor Krishna exuded confidence that Sri Visista, which has presence in both Telugu States, will expand its horizons across the country with new branches in future.

Swamy Goud called upon people to own and protect Ayurveda form of medicine, which is the oldest in the world. Speaking earlier, Dr Rajender Reddy said that Ayush treatment was getting popular day by day as it was evident with increased number of people visiting for treatment.

Hospital Directors Dr Laxmi Prasad and Dr G K Reddy said that they have branches in Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam at present and  hope to expand it to other cities in the future. They stated that hospital applied for NABH accreditation in last July 2017.

Sri Visista Multi Specialty Ayurveda Hospital was started in 2013 in Hyderabad and as of now treated more than one lakh patients and wellness tourists including a large number of patients from Gulf, USA and others.


Epson leads with a sale of 2.5 million inktank inject printers in India

Bangalore, August 17th, 2018Epson has announced that cumulative global sales of its high-capacity InkTank inkjet printers have crossed 30 million units. In India alone, Epson has sold in excess of 2.5 million InkTank printers since its launch in 2011. Epson also retained its No. 1 spot in the Inkjet printer market (by Volume and Value) for Q2 CY 2018, as per a leading research firm.

As per IDC's Hard Copy Peripherals (HCP) Quarterly market report (2018 Q2), Epson sold 201,565 inkjet printers in Q2 2018 to lead the market. Epson captured 47.7% of the Inkjet market by volume and 56.9% in value, while HP followed with a volume market share of 32.4 % and value share of 25.6%. Canon lagged behind at 18.3% volume share. Epson has been the leader in the Inkjet market for a few years now.

Epson first launched high-capacity InkTank inkjet printers in October 2010 in Indonesia. The company had by the end of FY2017 (ended March 2018) introduced the printers in about 150 countries and regions, with growth in emerging economies causing the proportion of high-capacity InkTank products in the overall inkjet printer market to grow annually. Epson has continued to maintain the number one share of the market in these products due to its strong brand recognition in the market and its abundant lineup.

In FY2018 (ending March 2019), Epson will further accelerate the shift from conventional ink cartridge models to high-capacity InkTank models with the aim of establishing the latter as the inkjet printer mainstream. In both emerging and advanced economies, the company will also continue to promote the replacement of laser printers with high-capacity InkTank inkjet printers by enhancing its lineup with products with overwhelming cost performance and enhanced easy-of-use. Through these efforts, Epson plans to sell 9.5 million high-capacity InkTank products globally in FY2018 - an increase of 20% compared to the previous fiscal year. This is expected to account for about 55% of total Epson inkjet printer sales. In India, Epson aims to sell approximately 800,000 InkTank printers in FY18-19.

Epson believes that elimination of the need to change ink cartridges constantly & offering the lowest printing costs is the reason behind this success. The extremely low cost per prints of 7 paise for Black and 18 paise for CMY^ has struck a chord with consumers and Epson has seen its sale in India go up exponentially over the years.

‘This achievement is a huge milestone for Epson. We have been consistently leading the InkJet printer market in India. Our in-depth understanding of the Indian market and customers have helped us deliver the best products and solutions. Epson’s InkTank printers have been a runaway success in India with consumers from the home, office & commercial segments embracing the ultra-low cost printing. We will continue to offer unique value and solutions to delight our customers” said Mr. Siva Kumar, General Manager, Inkjet Printers at Epson India.