16 August 2021 | News
Buses will provide door-to-door testing and treatment in rural UP
Healthcare initiative Swasthya Ghar Tak was flagged off in Meerut, Aligarh, Varanasi, and other nearby areas, thanks to the contributions of India’s Crypto Relief Fund that was launched by crypto visionary Sandeep Nailwal during the second wave. The fund, which saw contributions from Vitalik Buterin (Ethereum) and cricketer Brett Lee, was launched to combat numerous difficulties during the pandemic and has since deployed contributions in relevant fields like COVID ICU beds and rooms for people suffering in rural India.
The fund released Rs 1.50 crores towards ‘Swasthya Ghar Tak’ that provides tertiary level access and care to intermediate towns in India where super-speciality hospitals and doctors are scarce. The healthcare initiative was conceived and developed by Nimith Agarwal.
The buses are equipped with thermal scanners, oximeters, ECG machines, and other medical devices and would prescribe basic medication and treatment to people with early COVID-19 symptoms and other diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. Besides, three-member medical staff and one doctor will be available on each bus.
Speaking about the contribution towards Swasthya Ghar Tak, Sandeep Nailwal, Co-Founder of Polygon and the Founder of the India Crypto Relief Fund, commented, “Swasthya Ghar Tak will be providing access to testing, diagnostics and treatment of non-communicable disease in small towns and villages of Uttar Pradesh and Crypto Relief Fund will help support the needs of critical healthcare requirements by assisting them with available resources. It is a mammoth task to cover so many villages and reach out to lakhs of people that Swasthya Ghar Tak is taking up. India Crypto Relief is committed to providing help in every way possible to strengthen India’s healthcare infrastructure.”
The ‘Swastha Ghar Tak’ fleet is equipped to conduct more than 231,000 screenings and tests and treat more than 50,000 people.
“The aim of ‘Swastha Ghar Tak’ is to deliver quality, immediate and trustworthy medical treatment to tier-II and III towns and cities. In our next phase, we would be expanding the reach of this social initiative to other parts of the country as well. Most of the people in tier-II and III towns and cities lack access to quality medical treatment, which is mostly available in tier-I or metro cities,” added Nimith Agrawal, Founder, DoctCo.