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Affordable healthcare for every Indian



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  • 1. Quality Healthcare for Everyone TiE SUMMIT 18 December 2006
  • 2. Vaatsalya Vision
    • To build a sustainable and socially responsible business by creating a network of hospitals in semi-urban and rural areas, providing quality healthcare at an affordable cost, with focus on primary, secondary and preventive care
  • 3. State of Health In India
    • The number of hospitals grew from 11,174 hospitals in 1991 (57% private) to 18,218 (75% private) in 2007
    • In 2000, the country had 1.25 million doctors and 0.8 million nurses. That translates into one doctor for every 1800 people
    • Doctor per population served is better than recommended international guidelines!
  • 4. The basic healthcare facilities for common & minor ailments. Structure of the Health Care Industry Healthcare facilities that require constant medical attention, including short period of hospitalization Conditions requiring care from specialized clinicians and facilities Tertiary Care Secondary Care Primary Care
  • 5. Even Primary & Secondary Care is at times elusive! A large floating population to the cities for specialized care or patients taken to a specialist only when the condition aggravates Current Scenario Urban Semi - Urban Rural Maximum concentration of Corporate Healthcare Houses
  • 6. Who provides primary and secondary care now?
    • Primary
      • Mostly public health infrastructure
      • Ill equipped
      • Cost of care is high, considering loss of wages, mis-diagnosis, lack of basic facilities
    • Secondary
      • Private clinics in semi-urban areas
      • Unorganised, and focused on curative rather than preventive
      • Lack of transparency in cost and service
  • 7. What is the cause for inequity
    • Geographical Distance
    • Socio-economic distance
    • Gender distance
  • 8. Vaatsalya - Bridging the Gap
    • Geographical
      • By focusing on areas where healthcare facilities are lacking.
      • Hub and spoke model, with primary care in spokes and secondary care as Hub
    • Socio-economic
      • Focus on preventive care and education
      • Process driven, High quality service at affordable cost
      • Innovate health plans to eliminate affordability barriers
    • Gender
      • Partnerships with SHGs and local women groups
      • Offer Maternal and Child health services, at all locations
      • Community based programs
  • 9. Creating Rural Markets Mother & Child Health Developmental Disabilities Complications of chronic diseases Arogya Healthcare Plan Vaatsalya HealthCare Services Community Out-reach partnerships Disease Awareness & Detection Programs Rehabilitation Centers Leveraging & Building Social Networks NGO/SHGs Banks Service Providers SSI Families Community SHGs
  • 10. Wrap up
    • Vaatsalya is the first private organization focused on bridging the healthcare gap by concentrating on the semi-urban and rural healthcare market
    • Most people need preventive secondary and primary care services and we believe there is a business opportunity
    • Model established with three units
    • Current presence - Karnataka, Maharashtra, AP
    • Innovative healthcare financing schemes are being tested to enable rapid scale up, pan-india.