The CPR group and IIITH’s Raj Reddy Center organised a closed door brainstorming roundtable meeting on ‘Sustain and Support Operating Healthcare Infrastructure to the Last Mile’. The objective of this roundtable is to table prevailing challenges, identify gaps and explore possibilities to sustain and support the existing infrastructures through building ICU critical care centers with skilled healthcare frontline workers and other technology powered solutions.
Key Participants: Dr. Prasad Sistla (Care Foundation); Varma Konala (INAI); Dr. Ambuj Chaturvedi (IKP Knowledge Park); Geeta Bora (Spherule) and 16 others.
A roundTable meeting on ‘CSR funding for Social Change’ was organised jointly by Hysea CSR group and RCTS, IIITH. Social scientists, Ngos, technologists, research groups, impact funding and CSR organizations deliberated on how emerging technologies can impact and enable rural education and healthcare. The outcome of the roundtable was that the stakeholders define the technology/innovation needs and to discover as well as Identify solution possibilities that can be deployed in the grassroot.
Key Participants: Brig Ganesham, President (Palle Srujana); Dr. Pramod G (Fernandez Foundation); Bhubesh Kumar (RICH); Vignesh Krishnan (Teach For India) and 9 others
The first roundtable on Healthcare was about ‘Technology to Address the Last Mile in Healthcare’. Grassroot healthcare, especially in rural settings, is a hard problem. Even as governments continue to invest in PHCs and other structures, actual on-ground availability of care is very minimal. This roundtable was to table the prevailing challenges, and explore possibilities to build new models and technology-powered-solutions to address this gap in rural healthcare.
Key Participants: Manoj Gopalkrishna - CEO, CARE India; Dr. Evita Fernandez - Chairperson, Fernandez Foundation; Harish Iyer - Senior Advisor, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and others