While India has made significant progress in science, technology, healthcare & economy, a substantial part remains shrouded in poverty – with very little access to healthcare. There are many reasons; key ones being lack of human resources, access & price barrier and inappropriate technologies. Educating more doctors is necessary; but will not solve the problem of health inequity. Even In states in India where there is no shortage of doctors, the rural/urban imbalance persists. It is another story, why?
Digital health is the way forward.
Our core hypothesis is that formal ‘Capacity-building’ among community youth and their adoption of an array of ‘Innovative technologies’ (software, diagnostic & therapeutic) lie at the heart of a sustainable, scalable solution. The boundary conditions of technology development need to be understood through deep field exposure, involving stakeholders early and encouraging community ownership.
That’s what we do; at “Uday” we take the doctor to the doorstep of the last-mile home (choukathe daktar).