Biocon Foundation has recently signed an MoU with Karnataka Health and Family Welfare Department to establish eLAJ smart clinics in primary healthcare centres.
The eLAJ clinics are technology-enabled, smart clinics equipped with multi-parameter monitoring device developed by PacketBIO which is the technology partner of Biocon Foundation. It enables multiple diagnostic tests and generation of electronic medical records (EMRs) of patients.
Biocon Foundation in a statement said, "The eLAJ model has been designed to deliver data-based healthcare on the basis of socio-demographic and health indicators obtained from community-based screenings. This innovative health delivery model will facilitate effective preventive and primary healthcare intervention in the rural areas of Karnataka for the benefit of communities with poor access to quality healthcare. Biocon Foundation will employ more than 30 technicians to support data entry and laboratory services
Ramesh Kumar, Minister, Karnataka Health and Family Welfare said, "through this collaboration, the government aimed at addressing the myriad healthcare challenges associated with poor public health infrastructure.
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Founder, Biocon Foundation said, "We aim to strengthen the present public healthcare system in Karnataka by providing solutions around primary & secondary healthcare with effective use of technology"