Manthan Topic : Universalizing Health Care
A competent model enhancing transparency and accessibility in
Team Coordinator : Abhinay Kumar firstname.lastname@example.org
Members : Shivanshu Agrawal email@example.com
Rohun Tripati firstname.lastname@example.org
Aaditya Ranade email@example.com
Gowtham Goli firstname.lastname@example.org
College : Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
At a Glance:
• 3,109 Primary Health Centres cater to the population of over 6.5 lakh
villages in India
• 50% of all villagers have no access to healthcare providers.
• WHO estimates over 2.6 million people died in South East Asia in 2008 from
• For example, India had only around 1000 reported malaria deaths in 2008.
• However, when the entire SE Asian region is taken the number of estimated
malaria deaths is 43,200. Now this region has a total population of 1.3
billion and India had an estimated population of 1.15 billion in 2008.
• So we’re assuming that 88% of all deaths caused by these diseases are in
• We’re assuming of 2,656,686 deaths in SE Asia, 2,125,348 occurred in India.
• It’s extremely sad that so many Indians are losing their lives to diseases and
conditions that could’ve been easily avoided with the most basic of
Why INDIAN MEDICAL SYSTEM needs to be REVAMPED?
• Providing handy Information regarding Hospitals, Medical stores and Clinics in vicinity
•Development phases of solution Proposed :
• Collection of data of Medical clinics, stores
and Hospitals by Local Government Body on
the basis of valid Medical License Information
• IVRS- To provide instant information to any
user via any ordinary phone
• Smartphone App- Provides you with all the
required information based on current
location faster than IVRS
Mobile App & IVRS
• Smart system to ensure regular service by
local medical agencies using affordable
• Ensure availability of doctors during working
hours using biometric devices
Phase 0 : Constructing a Segregated Database
Collection of data of Medical clinics and Hospitals by the Local Government
Body in each region, on the basis of valid Medical Licenses as under the Indian
medical council act, 1956.
Collection of data of Medical stores on the basis of Medical Licenses under the
Pharmacy Act, 1956.
Steps Involved :
• Distribution of registration forms to all clinics , dispensaries and medical stores
which would require information regarding name , address and License Number
to bring the database up-to-date.
• Submission of filled forms at Local Government Body office.
• Verification and Obtaining of GPS location of the centre address by a medical
•Each hospital/store/clinic will be given a unique ID, based on the Pin Code.
• Tagging the location on Google Maps for the Smartphone App by the medical
• Setting up an Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS), which is a technology that
allows a computer to interact with humans through the use of voice and tones
input via phone keypad.
• The segregated database will be used by the IVRS for providing information
required by the user.
• IVRS would prompt the user to enter his/her Pin Code and based on the Pin Code
it would retrieve information regarding the hospitals/stores/clinics using the
• The IVRS would prompt the user until his query is completed and returns the
relevant information. For example, complete information regarding the nearest
ENT specialist which includes the location ,availability.
Phase 1:Providing Information
• Creating Smartphone Application gives access to the dataset segregated in Phase 0 to the
user based on his location.
•The location of the nearest hospital/Drug Store would be based on PIN Code provided by
•The Google maps will the retrieve the path based on tagging done at time of registration in
•App has an unique UI that enables user to obtain relevant results based on their selection
of body organ. (e.g. app will suggest all nearest ophthalmologist if the user selects eye)
Phase 1:Providing Information
Phase 2 : Ensuring Availability
• Installing a bio-metric device at each Heath center for ensuring proper and consistent
service from the Doctors/ Medical staff to the citizens.
• The biometric device shall store the attendance record of the doctors (the doctors
shall have to sign-in and sign-out on the biometric device using the Right Hand Thumb
as they arrive and leave the clinic) . This data shall be sent to a server which shall be
under the supervision of the Local Medical officer
• As the patient shall arrive at the clinic , if he experiences the absence of the required
doctor, he will use the biometric device to lodge a complaint at the local server.
• Having done that , if he doesn't receive the required treatment within a span of 2 hours or
so, the complaint shall get permanently registered. All complaints will be reviewed by
local Medical Head weekly for constant surveillance.
• On the contrary , if he receives the required treatment within the prescribed timespan, he
would reuse the biometric device along with the doctor who administered the treatment,
which would nullify the previous complaint against the center.
Nullify on Treatment
The striking positive features of the proposed health drive:
• Increase in accessibility to the primary health centers.
• A way to curb the malpractices in the health sectors by nabbing the fake doctors and
goons selling fraudulent medicines in the remote areas of the country.
• Availability of instant medical support in cases of accidents by trauma centers in the
• Awareness regarding the various categories in medical facility available in remote areas.
• Integration of health facilities of the nation under one common database providing a
sustainable model for development in primary heath and reduction in rates of infant and
1. This initiative would require regular funding of money for updating of data and maintenance
of system installed.
2. Reaching out to every corner of nation would be challenging and real applicability of this
venture lies in remote places.