Floating hosp takes digital healthcare to Sunderbans – ET HealthWorld

Kolkata: Sunderbans got a floating digital health clinic on Saturday, supported by a software developed in association with Johan Hopkins University and loaded with affordable diagnostic devices developed by IIT-Kharagpur and IIT-Guwahati. The clinic also has doctors and other healthcare professionals aboard the motorized boat clinic that travels across islands to provide healthcare services.

An initiative of the Foundation for Innovations in Health (FIH), two land e-health clinics at Gosaba and Maipith are also a part of the project titled ‘Uday: Choukathe Daktar’, with grants from Ficci.

“We, at Ficci, are proud to support the initiative,” said Ficci deputy secretary general Nirankar Saxena.


FIH will also set up a training center for youths in allied medical sciences in the mangrove. “We have already established 27 such digital health clinics in different districts. This time, we have set foot on the mangrove island,” said Satadal Saha who started FIH along with fellow doctor GR Vijaykumar.

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