Inside India's unfolding healthtech revolution9 min read 06 Sep 2021, 09:40 PM IST
Thanks to a convergence of factors, India has a rare window to leapfrog on health just like telecom and banking.
The government is increasingly using digital services to act as a force multiplier. This is catalyzing health-tech startups, which are readying products and services that factor in ground realities
“It was tough," recalls Ramachandran R., the district collector of Bidar in Karnataka. Last March, as the first wave of the pandemic swept the country, the 240-bed covid-19 hospital under his jurisdiction was overwhelmed. Ill-equipped hospitals with few paramedics and fewer specialist doctors made things difficult. Scared and unwilling healthcare workers shied away from tending to covid-19 patients. Their fear of infection made it worse.
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