Innovations

Tribal Health Program

ASARA
Started in 2010, ASARA is a Unique model ending preventable deaths in extremely remote, hilly and difficult to access terrain of Araku valley, Andhra Pradesh. The model aims to provide access to specialist consultation in remotest of the areas where there is no or limited availability of Healthcare resources.

The project has now been expanded to Paderu and Chintapalle mandals. The expansion aims to cover the 2.5 lakh-plus population, including women, children and adolescents in 1179 hard-to-reach habitations across the entire tribal belt of Vishakhapatnam district, starting with Paderu and Chintapalle.

Gosthani – Community Nutrition Hub
Emphasis on nutrition is an important dimension of this program. A community-based approach to nutrition has been adopted at dedicated ‘Nutrition Hubs’ to educate communities about a healthy and nutritious diet. The hubs are being set up to help prepare, process and preserve nutritional – traditional and locally available – food items for families.

Cancer Screening Program

D.E.S.H. – Detect Early. Save Her & Him
Piramal Swasthya has launched its community-based screening programme – D.E.S.H. for oral, breast and cervical cancers in Kamrup. The programme components include creating community awareness, screening for the cancer of oral cavity, breast and cervix through mobile cancer screening units, mobility for the patients detected positive to a treatment centre and tracking and follow-up.

Equipped with the best equipment, including a mammography unit and staffed by doctors, nurses and radiographers, the Mobile Cancer Screening Unit screens the local population for oral, breast and cervical cancer. Patients identified with cancer are referred to Dr. B. Borooah Cancer Institute for treatment.

Integrated Electronic Medical Records

A.M.R.I.T. – Accessible Medical Record via Integrated Technologies.
A.M.R.I.T. or Accessible Medical Records via Integrated Technologies is a platform built by Piramal Swasthya, which will act as a foundation or the first step in achieving transformed health care. The uniqueness of AMRIT is, it will allow disparate systems to be able to connect to it and use the Patients Health Records, thereby creating a unified and ubiquitous presence of Health Data of the patient across India with unique Beneficiary ID’s. This in healthcare and that to primary healthcare is a boon as the beneficiaries visiting different locations for healthcare advice and treatment will not have to worry about carrying their health records, be it prescriptions, lab tests or radiology test like MRI, USG etc. AMRIT as a platform is built to capture data for ANC, PNC, NCD (including cervical, breast and oral cancer).