In India, the absence of Primary Healthcare and Preventative Medicine, especially in rural area, has only added to a mounting problem of late detection of cancer in the population. In India, occupational hazards while inhalation of harmful gases and particles while working, nutritional deficiencies, and the popular use of chemical pesticides and insecticides have added to the country’s alarming rates of cancer incidences. In areas like Maharashtra, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, and Karnataka, urbanization, high stress levels, industrial waste, and pollution are causing some of the highest incidences of lifestyle induced cancers in India. Because of these issues, Aaroogya has been committed to achieving its mission to further their efforts in “Early Detection and Secondary Prevention'' and “Democratizing Healthcare till the Last Mile.”
Early Detection and Secondary Prevention:
Beyond our most prominent works in Delhi, Meghalaya, West Bengal and Uttarakhand, we have worked in 5 districts of Uttar Pradesh—encompassing Hapur, Ghaziabad, Noida, and the areas near the Hindon Belt. The work included a strategic study of the local anthropological ecosystem, physical diagnoses for 1759 women and men aged 15 and older using our Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered Thermomammogram by Niramai, and preventative follow-ups with patients to assure their access to a secondary or tertiary health care center.
Democratizing Healthcare till the Last Mile:
With the help of a panel of medical practitioners and experts and using the Internet of Things technology, Aaroogya has been able to work towards bringing healthcare to the most remote and inaccessible parts of rural India. These solutions have allowed Aaroogya to create and manage live health records of patients. The organisation works with by aligning its goals with the National Health Protection’s programe, Ayushman Bharat, which aims to reach over 100 million families with little or no access to basic health care facilities by establishing public health, primary care, and wellness centers around the nation.