Focus Affordable Healthcare

Modern care in urban settings: Modern healthcare has made great inroads in several major cities in most countries. But that is not so in rural parts of even well developed countries. The distance and the high cost of urban healthcare pose a significant problem for rural citizens all over the world.

Medical Volunteers: Over the past several decades, dedicated physicians, nurses and other healthcare providers have taken time from their busy practices to spend a few weeks or months in medically deprived parts of the world to bring modern medicine for those less fortunate. For a variety of reasons, several more are unable to take time off to travel and offer their services - even if they want to. Tele-medicine fills that void very well allowing those interested to volunteer their expertise to rural citizens and their primary care providers as and when needed.

Pan-African Tele-Med Network: Initiated by His Excellency the honorable Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam, the 11th President of India, this networkis linking rural clinics in several African countries with the modern hospitals and medical consultants in several parts of India.

Tele-Medicine: The emergence of wireless technology, broadband connection, satellite communication, etc. enable instant and reliable access of digitized data as well as input from consultants in any part of the world which has internet access. The reach of tele-medicine to bring affordable and modern healthcare to rural citizens is a reality that has been shown cost effective and beneficial.

Sub-sections of Tele-Medicine : Using HDVT (High Definition Virtual Tele-Presence), most of healthcare data can be digitized and accessed from a long distance using modern technology.

  • Tele-radiology - Thousands of imaging studies in digital format are read over the internet by Radiology Consultants about half way across the globe - in a cost effective manner.
  • Tele-Surgery - Either to learn new surgical or diagnostic procedures sent live on digital broadcast or conduct long distance robotic surgery using tele-medicine are becoming a routine now.

  • Tele-Ophthalmology - Ability to detect a number of common eye problem sand advice preventive steps or corrective measures is now possible with Tele-Ophthalmology.

  • Tele-Virtual Reality - Watching live surgical or diagnostic procedures or maneuvers is now fairly common to learn from experts in one part of the world to another.

  • Tele-Consultancy - Thousands of consultations are now possible using Tele-Consultations - from any corner of the globe using the HD capability and sharing medical data

  • Tele-Presence - Tele-Conferencing with patients and other consultants and care givers to identify the most optimal care for any given patient is streamlining optimal medical care and saving significant cost and time in providing much need care. Enables "Store and forward Tele-medicine" with live interaction, collaboration for real time 'Doctor - Doctor' and 'Doctor - Patient' consultations

  • Mobile Tele-Medicine - Satellite Dish antennas mounted on mobile medical vans enable transmitting and accessing vital medical even in remote areas - especially in any disasters.

  • Tele-Education for preventive care - using the modern technology, it is much easier to share and educate as well as prevent significant problems in communicable diseases as well as teaching valuable preventive medical practices. Tele-Education can help prevent epidemics and pandemics when the affected parts of the world have ready access to important education in preventive measures.

Beneficiary / Direct Member Medical set up : The Beneficiary organizations in various parts of the world shall have access to modern care via Tele-Medicine. Each Beneficiary organization covering several thousands of constituents shall have five to six medical clinics and hospitals within easy reach of most citizens. Each one shall also have five to six Mobile Medical vans equipped with commonly needed diagnostic modalities and other medical services, extending the reach of modern medicine in even remote parts of the world.

Digital data via cloud computing : The medical data shall be transferred to the central cloud server via the satellite dish mounted on top of the mobile vans and broadband access links in the village medical centers. The server is linked with one or more tertiary medical centers in nearby cities and with specialists - to provide online consultation and access to modern care in remote areas.

Role of the Foundation : The Foundation shall enroll volunteers who are well qualified medical professionals in every field of medicine along with major medical centers within reachable distance in the locations where the Beneficiary Members are located. They shall be accessible to primary care providers in the various medical centers. Using cloud computing they all will be linked to the digital data collected at the medical centers and mobile medical vans.

Volunteer Registration : If you are a medical professional and would like to volunteer, please send us your registration using this online link. One of the Review Committee members shall contact you soon.