Access to health care in rural areas still lags behind and has not seen proportionate advances. With low doctor to patient ratio, India’s rural healthcare system suffers shortfalls in access to care, medical information, quality treatment, affordability and behavioural norms. Apart from these shortfalls,there are disparities in resources, physical capital and skilled health workers.
iKure leveraging the power of ICT has developed a medical collaboration platform called Wireless Health Incident Monitoring Systems-WHIMS. This presents an unprecedented potential in diffusion of clinical, preventive and diagnostic services for the country’s poor. iKure's ethos is deeply rooted in the belief that innovation must meet the basic requirements of the rural population at an affordable price. Using technology with a user-friendly, portable and simple approach, iKure focuses on utilising the local resources that are readily available and sustainable.