The Man who takes health care to India’s villages

The Man who is taking Healthcare to the Remotest Villages of India

With India having just 1 doctor to every thousand people, the chances of a villager from a remote hill region reaching a doctor in time for life-saving medical care is bleak. But technology could change this! Here’s a man who gave up a well-paying job at Oracle to improve the quality of health in rural India.

In her video series, Chai with Lakshmi, Lakshmi Rebecca talks to interesting people. This time, she interviews Sujay Santra. Sura Santra, along with his team at iKure, doesn’t just provide rural India with good quality medical care through simple and disruptive technology, but also provides extremely affordable treatment in the very remotest villages. Sujay has developed a network of health workers who are empowered with a device that records all patient information and facilitates delivery of care no matter where the doctor is. With his doctors being as central as at AIIMS and patients in far away hill districts such as Dima Hasao, Sujay is going to change the way healthcare reaches much of India.

This video was filmed at Sankalp Summit in Mumbai, India. Sankalp is an Intellecap initiative.



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Lakhsmi is a filmmaker and anchor. She has a online talk show, ‘Chai with Lakshmi’ has had over 30,00,000 views. The show features people positively shaping India for the future. Besides she has a second series on Youtube titled ‘India Ahead’, which is a short documentary series offering progressive Indians a platform to celebrate their efforts. Lakshmi is a self-confessed workaholic. When not at work or working at home, she is at the gym, watching movies and eating popcorn, playing boardgames over tea, sipping single malt whisky and catching up with friends, riding motorbikes or driving long-distance, having lazy dinner dates and sipping a fine glass of sauvignon blanc, or generally musing about the things she wants to do at work the next day. Lakshmi holds a postgraduate degree in International Marketing from Sheffield Business School, UK and a Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK. More of Lakshmi also to be found at: