India’s epidemiological transition and double burden of disease (Communicable and Non- communicable) were maximizing the out-of pocket expenditure (OoPE) in people irrespective of the demography (urban and rural). NCD’s are most expensive to treat, accounting for 50% of disease burden and more than 60% of the total deaths in India. So, a cost effective diagnostic solution was the need of the hour. Swasthagram’s screening camps provides affordable diagnostics help for the underprivileged community by early detection, thereby reducing the financial hardships poor people would face, as a result of non communicable diseases.
- Reaching out to larger cross section of the society is challenge, which is a major component of Universal Health Coverage. Providing doorstep services of diagnostics through LABIKE helps to increase accessibility as well as serving much more people in the specific time. Thus it is really very helpful in achieving the UHC.
- Swasthagram primarily focuses on the urban slums to serve the marginalized population in terms of preventive screening.
- Swasthgram is preparing a skilled brigade of Swasthsaathis & Swasthrakshak who are making inroads towards providing health for all. Our focus is also on catering to the occupational aspirations of rural youth and enhancing their skills for wage employment, under privileged community.
- India plans to work with Climate Clean and Coalition countries on best practices and experiences for the effective implementation of India’s National Clean Air Programme (NCAP), which is a comprehensive strategy with actions to prevent, control and reduce air pollution and improve the air quality monitoring across the country. It aims to reduce particulate (PM10) air pollution by 30 per cent by 2024. Swasthagram’s pilot experiment has been successful, where 4 gram PM10 particles were absorbed in the run of 100 km area at 250 AQI. Henceforth, if we install this Shudhvayu filter on all moving vehicles on road in Delhi (approx 50 lacks), we can clean 20 ton carbon in a single day.
- Country’s current program “Anemia Mukt Bharat” focuses to reduce anemia by 18% in the entire 6 beneficiary group till 2022. Swasthagram’s initiative helps to reduce the anemia prevalence by identifying cases and refer them for treatment as well as generate awareness in the community.