NDHM Eases Healthcare Data Hurdles, But Can Startups Bridge Infrastructure Gaps?

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While the outlook of National Digital Health Mission (NDHM) looks positive with the country’s healthcare infrastructure getting digitised, one can not ignore the already existing gaps in the Indian healthcare system. The significant dysfunctioning, inefficiency, and acute shortage of healthcare delivery systems continue to be a major concern in the country, which have come under the spotlight in the past few months. To address this gap in the industry, the government has pledged creation of new schools and institutions, however, in the private sector startups working to bridge the healthcare access gap, improve infrastructure, and enhance efficiency have found promising success. The likes of Tattvan E-Clinics, myUpchar, Portea Medicals, Practo, mFine, Lybrate, DocsApp, MedCords among others are not only looking to augment the existing infrastructure but also create new touchpoints to reduce the access gap. Tattvan E-Clinic, which focusses on remote healthcare, aims to transform healthcare in remote regions through its ‘brick and mortar’ meets telemedicine model. It’s looking to set up franchise clinics in smaller towns, clinics in real estate townships and e-clinics within corporate setups to help achieve deeper penetration of healthcare services. “India’s current landscape of providing healthcare services lacks massively with respect to …

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