iKure Techsoft Pvt. Ltd
There is an urban-rural divide when it comes to comprehensive health facilities and its accessibility in rural India. The organisation aims to fill this gap. Incepted in 2010 in Kolkata with incubation support from IIT Kharagpur and Webel Venture Fund, an early-stage incubator established by the government of West Bengal.
Using a cloud–based technology platform called ‘WHIMS’, skills training and capacity building, iKure healthcare model works together with doctors, academicians, local NGOs, and corporate on endemic health issues in communities, designing holistic healthcare solutions around sanitation, hygiene and nutritional components, creating livelihood for local communities and improving quality of life at grass root level. The organisation operates in West Bengal, Orissa, Jharkhand, Assam and Kerala.
Scalability and Impact:
The company opened its first rural health clinic in November 2012 after running 20 pilots over two and a half years. iKure now runs 28 Rural Health clinics in West Bengal, Mobile Units, research projects, and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) camps all integrated through WHIMS. iKure has impacted more than 13,50,000 rural patients, treated 30,000 paid patients through its Rural Health clinics and seen more than 4,00,000 patients through its free health camps and spot camps. In addition to the 28 clinics already operational in West Bengal, 1 Hub with pathology and 10 satellite clinics are to be added in Jharkhand in partnership with PRADAN & TATA Trust. The organisation aims to expand to 8 States and 50 blocks in the next 5 years.
Awards and Recognition:
Global Health Supply Chain Summit Prize’ for Supply Chain Excellence in Global Health in Low and Low‐Middle income countries Sankalp Healthcare Awards- 2014 1st Rank in the Technology for ImpactAccelerator-2013 by CIIE, IIM-A & Village Capital, USA ISBA Jury Award – 2013