Startups abound, healthcare no longer a distant dream
A hospital run by a small, century-old Advaita Ashrama on the India-China border is surrounded by the Himalayas on three sides.
It has no permanent staff and doctors though some doctors volunteer around the year spending a few weeks at a time. In case of emergency, the residents in the periphery of the village have to rush to Haridwar – about a day’s journey.
Not anymore. The hospital has now bought a small 3-kg equipment by a World Bank-funded startup A3RMT that not only connects patients with doctors in Mumbai, Delhi and other cities through a live chat but can also perform quick diagnostics with little medical training.
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