With growing shifts towards primary care, patients are increasingly embracing a holistic view of their health. iKure capitalized on the shifting trends by expanding its portfolio of services through expansion of 9 hubs to serve patients more holistically and tailoring care effectively to serve their needs. Our focus on providing a compelling impact through our integrated hub and spoke model has generated strong impact in the communities we serve.
Challenge: Long distances to avail basic primary care, unavailability of specialized doctors and dearth of diagnostic services are factors well known to influence quality of health in rural communities.
Our solution: iKure healthcare system is enabled with an innovative Hub and spoke model. It delivers its services through the hub-and-spoke model, where it sets up Rural Health Centers (spokes) at village level, resourced with qualified MBBS doctor, nurses and para-medical staff. It links each of the RHCs with network hub clinic through patent applied for software platform called Wireless Health Incident Monitoring System (WHIMS). The core medical team utilizing modern procedures and equipment stationed at hub clinic visit peripheral clinics (spokes) on a regular basis. The comprehensive model is sustainable both in terms of shared costs and providing full range of healthcare services. This model strategically fits into the resource constraints rural settings where the distance between patients and healthcare providers are far and wide and is extended up to the last mile working in coordination at a local level and with ground partners such as SHGs and NGOs.