Technology brings remote healthcare to rural India.
Despite efforts by the Indian government, the majority of the country’s poor still lacked access to basic healthcare – until now. Sujay Santra and his team of dedicated doctors have turned the impossible into a reality by connecting the many doctors in the city with remote villages in need of healthcare services. By allowing doctors and patients to communicate remotely, Santra has effectively established a chain of rural healthcare centers.
The initiative, iKure Techsoft, addresses the basic healthcare needs of remote areas, where there are neither doctors nor hospitals. It uses the Wireless Health Incident Monitoring System and tablets to send patient information to the cloud instantly, connecting rural villages and doctors located in urban areas. This makes quality healthcare affordable and accessible to even the most remote areas.
Three-hours’ drive from Kolkata is the rural village of Bolpur. The residents here can quickly receive a diagnosis, pick up needed medication and book a follow-up appointment. This fast and inexpensive healthcare is improving the quality of life for India’s rural residents.