Max Healthcare and HealthPoint Services India joined hands to offer healthcare services in rural areas of Punjab through telemedicine network. According to MOU signed by the two companies, they will combine their efforts to reach the rural areas. Max doctors will offer consultations at E Health Points , ehealth kiosks set up by Health Point Services.
“We believe that our partnership will demonstrate that successful use of technology and social entrepreueurship can lead to a massively scalable model to provide clean water and primary healthcare services from a single point of contact in a village or a small town,” said Ajay Bakshi, CEO of Max Healthcare.
To begin with, the partnership will precisly focus in and around Bhatinda, where Max Healthcare has a super speciality hospital. “The whole concept is to bring quality but affordable healthcare services, which could be as low as Rs 30 per consultation, to rural areas,” HealthPoint Services India CEO, Amit Jain added.
Through its eHP, HealthPoint Services India has set up a strong network of safe drinking water delivery points in Tier 4 towns and several villages in South Punjab. These points have video-conferencing facilities via which families coming to collect water can get doctor consultations. “We have covered 400 villages and towns in our catchment area and the initial focus of this partnership will be in these areas,” Jain added.