Project proposal


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I ,sree, from INDIA , am a Operations Head for 'Lalitha Foundation' which is a charitable trust for tribal and rural people in Andhra Pradesh, India.

Our Mission:  The mission of the 'Lalitha Foundation' is to access to Modern technology for people with lack of health services in rural and tribal areas.

Priority areas addressed: Consultations with Expert Doctors through video - conference, Training for Primary Health Care.

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Project proposal

  1. 1. Rural- Tribal Community Health PROJECT (INDIA) 'Utilizing modern technology to remote communities in INDIA' There is a desperate lack of primary healthcare available to rural communities in many parts of India Project aims to enhance primary healthcare provision using video conference between doctor and patient to under-served communities
  2. 2. Rural- Tribal Community Health PROJECT (INDIA) 'Utilizing tele-medicine technology to remote communities in INDIA' Rural- Tribal Community Health Project is an innovative new venture that aims to utilize modern technology to make it possible to offer expert doctor- supported primary healthcare to remote, under-served areas of India. The project aims to treat 500 patients for every month in each hospital. Standared Hospital setup for every 2,00,000 people in remote communities with internet and phone facilities. These Hospitals also include small laboratory for diagnosis & medical tests and dispensary for medicines. These Hospitals are specifically equipped for the purpose, to complete the primary diagnosis, doctors consultation, lab tests and doctors prescription.
  3. 3. HEALTH ISSUES IN RURAL COMMUNITIES LACK OF MEDICAL EXPERTISE One of the main obstacles to providing adequate healthcare in developing countries is the lack of effective diagnosis due to a shortage of trained medical staff in rural communities. Low wages and poor working conditions make it very difficult to attract staff to rural areas and many go town/cities to earn much larger salaries. DISTANCE TO HEALTHCARE SERVICES In India 68.84 percent of the population live in rural areas where health conditions are generally poorer and access to information, services and supplies is most limited. A key obstacle to patients gaining treatment can be the distances to regional hospitals. With many health centres poorly staffed and under-equipped this effort may not guarantee any improvement in condition, so problems are often not addressed until they become very serious.
  4. 4. MEDICINE TO RURAL AREA– Healthcare for a new Millennium The use of communications and information technology for the delivery of healthcare is being applied in many medical domains, and is most beneficial for populations living in remote regions which suffer from a lack of adequate health infrastructure. Standard Hospital with trained nursing staff including a Principal Hospital Officer, a midwife/nurse and a project officer who will be responsible for the logistical and technical aspects of the Hospital. These Hospitals are standared and available to all people round the clock(24/7) and establish a video call / consultation to doctor for all days. Using basic testing equipment and medical supplies available in the Hospital, the Hospital will offer a healthcare service performed by the staff, with support available for the more complex cases from a doctor.
  5. 5. How it works? Staff will record the patient details, observations (Blood Pressure, Pulse, Temperature etc) and establish a video call conference between the Doctor and patient. With the assistance from the trained medical staff, doctor will examine/diagnose the patient. Being a standard Hospital allows access to doctor round the clock for larger population in remote areas that most require a healthcare service, and to patients who might otherwise be unable or unwilling to travel to a regional Hospital far from their place. Patient records will be kept electronically and can be easily forwarded to the doctor if required. A database of patient information will also allow the Hospital to monitor its effectiveness and to contribute to local health statistics As well as offering a basic healthcare service, the Hospitals organise medical camps to its surrounding areas. Video conferencing. Almost equalent to a face to face 'real time' consultaion Two way interactive communication
  6. 6. PROGRAM STRUCTURE & HOSPITAL DEVELOPMENT More nursing staff or even trained paramedics Vehicles to assist with transportation of patients referred to hospital, as patients lack of funds or means of travel to hospital is a key problem in the provision of effective healthcare in rural areas Hospital with more equipment to offer better testing such as x-ray machines to widen the scope of the service Higher specification internet connections to enable real-time video conferencing with remote doctors and specialists
  7. 7. TECHNICAL ISSUES TREATMENT SYSTEM The equipment for the video conference system is very portable and easy to use, and consists of a desktop and a broadband connection unit. Digital equipment, vital-sign recorders and other equipment are available that could be used to measure patient medical observations to assist the nurse’s description of a complaint. ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY Every effort will be made to ensure the impact to the environment is minimised. All Hospital waste will be removed and disposed daily.
  8. 8. THE PROJECT AREA Andhra Pradesh state, INDIA. Present, 3 clinics are running successfully with limited funding. Clinic locations 1.Dharmavaram village, Vijyanagaram Dist, Andhra Pradesh, India, Covering a population of nearly 1 lakh people around the village. 2.Paderu mandalam, Visakhapatnam Dist, Andhra Pradesh, India, Covering a population of 2.4 lakh people. 3.Araku mandalam, Visakhapatnam Dist, Andhra Pradesh, India, Covering a poulation of 2.5 lakh people.
  9. 9. PROPOSED PROJECT LOCATIONS Andhrapradesh state, odisha state, INDIA Proposed Clinic locations are: 4. Gummalaxmipuram mandalam, Vijayanagaram Dist, Andhra Pradesh, India, Covering population of 1.24 lakh people including surrounding villages. 5. Parvathipuram mandalam, Vijayanagaram Dist, Andhra Pradesh, India, Covering population of 1.33 lakh people including surrounding villages. 6. Narsipatnam mandalam, Visakhapatnam Dist, Andhra Pradesh, India, Covering population of 1.19 lakh people including surrounding villages. 7. Chintapalli mandalam, Visakhapatnam Dist, Andhra Pradesh, India, Covering population of 1 lakh people including surrounding villages. 8. Palakonda mandalam, Srikakulam Dist, Andhra Pradesh, India, Covering population of 1.36 lakh people including surrounding villages. 9. Jaipur District, Odisha, India, Covering population of 1.84 lakh people including surrounding mandalams. 10. Pottangi mandalam, Koraput Dist, Odisha, India, Covering population of nearly 1 lakh people including surrounding villages.
  10. 10. ISSUES IN PROJECT AREA All these project areas are rural and Tribal areas where basic healthcare is not available to them. Many chiefdoms in the district have rapidly growing populations but suffer from very poor infrastructure and a lack of medical facilities. Most communities are subsistence farmers, relying on harvests of maize, millet, rice, and vegetables. The most common ailments that have been recorded in the area are: Malaria, Diarrhoea, Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, Respiratory Tract Infections, Maternity Complications, Animal and Snake Bites, Malnutrition and Anaemia. With such limited health care available, these complications often to lead to mortality.
  11. 11. BUDGET DETAILS COSTS in US$ For each Hospital in US$ For 10 Hospitals US$ Establishment Cost 1,610 16,100 Equipment Cost 1,610 16,100 Total 3220 32,200
  12. 12. BUDGET DETAILS For single patient in US$ For each Hospital (500patients/ month) For 10 Hospitals US$ Average cost/patient for a month (including Medicine, Treatment, Diagnostics, Laboratory costs) 81 40,500 4,05,000 Monthly expenduture on Maintaince & running costs of each hospital 1,610 16,100 Monthly medical team visits & consultant costs 4,830 48,300 Awareness Generation 805 8,050 Total 4,77,450
  13. 13. BUDGET DETAILS OVERHEADS For each Hospital in US$ For 10 Hospitals US$ Auditing & legal fee for each hospital yearly 1610 16,100 Managing, fuel, others 3220 32,200 Total 48,300
  14. 14. Contact Details Name : Lalitha Foundation Account No : Please contact me via email : You can also donate in kind and if possible give us some reference who can help us. Thanks in advance for your help in this nobel cause. Kind Regards, Sree. Operations Head, Lalitha Foundation.