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Biocon launches e-healthcare programme in Odisha

PTI New Delhi | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on March 06, 2014

Biotech major Biocon in partnership with Canara Bank and Odisha government has initiated an e-healthcare programme for the underprivileged and rural communities in the state.

Its CSR arm Biocon Foundation along with state government and OTTET (Orissa Trust of Technical Education) has launched the scheme to deliver e-healthcare programme for underprivileged and rural communities, the biotech firm said in a statement.

The scheme implemented under public private partnership (PPP) basis and would later access to quality healthcare for 51,000 villages in Odisha.

Canara bank has lent its support to the scheme and MoU has been signed for that.

“Under this PPP, Biocon Foundation & OTTET will set up an electronic diagnostic facility, an e-Health Centre, managed by local young entrepreneurs at all the Primary Health Centres (PHC) of the Odisha government,” the statement said.

Young entrepreneur will be provided financial assistance by Canara Bank and will be trained by Biocon Foundation & OTTET to support the medical officer at the PHC for various healthcare and diagnostic services.

Commenting on the development, Biocon Chairperson Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw said:” We aim to strengthen the present public healthcare delivery system in Odisha, by providing solutions around primary and secondary healthcare with effective use of technology.

Published on March 06, 2014
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