Over 450 rural residents in India are served by only 30 per cent of the country’s combined medical force. Recognising the gap, iKure is skilling community members to deliver last mile health care in remote rural communities. Leveraging technology, empowering community workers and implementing behaviour change programme, iKure’s unique healthcare model is creating healthy communities in rural India.
iKure has developed a patent pending technology platform called Wireless Health Incident Monitoring System (WHIMS). The technology integration operates via hub and spoke model and supported by cadre of rural health workers who are trained and equipped by iKure to provide primary care up to the last mile.
WHIMS supported with basic bio-medic devices is loaded on smart phones that are carried by the health workers to diagnose, monitor and track patients in difficult-to-reach remote terrains. Realising that there are many remote areas which do not even have access to a PHC within a 20 kilometer radius, for them iKure has set up its own chain of health clinics employing medical team of doctors, para medic staff and health workers. Equipped with data analytics collected through WHIMS, iKure team works in partnership with research institutes, NGOs and healthcare partners to identify endemic health issues in communities and design holistic disease prevention solutions, including sanitation, hygiene and nutritional components that treat the disease from its root cause.