Monday
June 26
2017

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.

Source: Economic Times (link opens in a new window)

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Health Care
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healthcare, healthcare delivery, India, rural healthcare delivery, startup, World Bank