“A world in which every human being’s life is equally valued irrespective of caste, gender or economic status”
Set up 100 DigiSwasthya centres in PAN India across all aspirant districts in India impacting more than 1 crore people and make Digiswasthya people’s most trusted healthcare partner where they will get the right direction, information, and diagnosis for their issues.
Sandeep Kumar, the founder of Digiswasthya, was diagnosed with Ewing-Sarcoma in 2007 (a type of bone cancer) where his whole right-humerus bone was replaced. In the initial phase, he wandered from one hospital to another but did not get the right diagnosis due to lack of qualified doctors and under-equipped hospitals in Sant-Kabir-Nagar, a small district in Uttar Pradesh, a state in India. Lack of access to guidance on what needed to be done added to the worries of Sandeep and his family. After 6-months, he finally got a biopsy done and was diagnosed with Ewing-Sarcoma. Doctors believed Sandeep would have become immobilized if the diagnosis was delayed by a few days.
In the next few months, Sandeep recovered slowly under the treatment of doctors at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, one of India’s tier-1 cities. However, the journey from being completely clueless as to what was the cause of his ailment to being detected with Cancer to gradually recovering was nothing less than a miracle for Sandeep and his family. Sandeep was determined to give back to society and started working with multiple social-sector organizations (health sector) in 2015. Over the next few years, Sandeep devoted himself to work for hundreds of cancer patients, survivors, and their families, providing them guidance, emotional support, financial support for their diagnostics, treatment, care and education.
While Sandeep’s work created a positive impact on the lives of several patients, he realized that his ultimate calling was to go back to the grass root and address the challenges from where they initiate, i.e villages where there is a lack of awareness of health issues and lack of access to healthcare professionals. Sandeep took a break from his job and started conceiving an idea around how leveraging technology can address the challenges he had identified and make primary healthcare affordable and accessible in rural areas, where more than 70% of India’s 1.4 Billion population live. After numerous interviews with people living in these areas, discussions with senior administrators of India’s biggest hospitals, professors and government officials, evaluating other developing nations are taking the problem, Sandeep conceived the idea of DigiSwasthya (Digi=Digital, Swasthya = Health). Sandeep invested most of his savings till then to establish DigiSwasthya’s 1st E-telemedicine clinic in June 2020 in his home district, Sant Kabir Nagar.
By creating a full-stack primary healthcare platform, from creating a safe and hygienic physical space for patients to come to hiring trained nursing staff, to tying up with doctors from prominent city hospitals, to onboarding a telemedicine software and hardware, to getting prescriptions fulfilled from vicinity pharmacies, Sandeep created one of the state’s 1st hybrid medical consultation facility.
By creating a network of such standardized clinics across India, Sandeep and his motivated team are on a mission “to transform the country’s primary healthcare system and make healthcare services affordable and accessible for rural communities by leveraging technology”.