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Last Update: September 12, 2012

Low cost healthcare with Telemedicine units can be means to achieve those objectives for this spatial underprivileged segment of society.

Type: for profit

The Problem

Health care benefits to rural & urban population as India’s vast 70% population lives in 6,27,000 villages. The health statistics of rural India continue to be poor, 80% of super specialty healthcare facilities available at big cities. The health status and access to health services of Rural and urban slum dwellers on the other has also surfaced to be equally deplorable. Despite accounting for 1/4th of the country’s poor population, urban areas have less than 4% of government primary health care facilities. Urban slum dwellers suffer from adverse health conditions owing to mainly two reasons –first the lack of education and thus lack of awareness; and second the unwillingness to lose a day’s wage in order to reach the nearest medical facility.

The Solution

Low cost healthcare with Telemedicine units can be means to achieve those objectives for this spatial underprivileged segment of society, establishing Telemedicine Units & e-Clinics across the country. We Provide following services 1) Tele consultations & guidance in cardiology-cardiac surgery, neurology-neurosurgery, pediatrics, orthopedics, medicine, Gen-surgery, cancer therapy, ophthalmology & all other important medical faculties. 2) Tele-Reporting on ultrasound, CT scan, MRI Images in radiology. 3) Live Physiotherapy sessions. 4) Mobile Health consultation, Education and disease prevention. Urban and Rural e-clinics This initiative seeks to address problems of mobility, accessibility and availability of primary health care with a special focus on children, elder people and women.Rural& urban slum dwellers are most neglected segments of India & health needs i.e. disease prevention, diagnosis & eradication through treatment programs does not exist or partially present.

Example

The Centre is an Information Technology based outreach initiative taken by NANAVATI HOSPITAL, Mumbai in 2006. This was first of its kind set up involving cutting edge IT tools of connectivity & Mobile conferencing to health needs of distant rural & urban population. Presently the centre provides Tele Medicine services to 71 peripheral hospitals in India through its Broad band /ISDN/Satellite network & 53 African countries through Government of India’s pan African e-network making it largest telemedicine service provider in western India. The centre has also been identified by NRHM (Maharashtra) as key master centre to provide its specialist services to civil & sub-district hospitals in state. The telemedicine centre is equipped with state of art IT tools like video conference equipment, seamless connectivity & backed by 150 top specialist doctors of city attached to hospital providing guidance through tele-consultations.Telemedicine faculty is unique initiative in health care field to reach distant places. There is no such initiative taken in western India currently by any other health institution or agency. This initiative taken by us remains pioneer in health care in this part of the country. The future trend will be more thrust of IT in health care as prevalent in USA & UK. Corporate and Industrial zones, Corporate wellness programs Chain of Urban Family clinics. NGO’s working in the area of Slum health improvement schemes. NGO’s working in the area of Rural health improvement schemes. Social venture working in the Healthcare space. Mobile Health Programs

Budget: $500,000 - $1 million

Marketplace

Apollo Telemedicine is the biggest competitor but they have operation in Southern India. Narayan Hridayalaya. Mobile Health plan is an innovative and first of its kind not developed by any of them in comprehensive manner. This initiative seeks to address problems of mobility, accessibility and availability of primary health care with a special focus on children, elder people and women.Rural& urban slum dwellers are most neglected segments of India & health needs i.e. disease prevention, diagnosis & eradication through treatment programs does not exist or partially present. This affects their lively hood & productivity. Disease alleviation means increased productivity & man hour work loss. Mobile Health Programs to Urban and Rural patient.

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