and adapts accordingly. The idea is to make doctors the co- designers of technology for best results,” says Kanav Kahol, founder, Swasthya Slate. There are 80 units being tested across the country, which will be bumped up to 5,000 by August, and PHFI’s target is to have 250,000 units deployed by 2016. Of the Rs 78 cost for the primary group of tests, Rs 50 is the cost of materials used— such as sampling strips and disposable needles. The remaining amount of Rs 28 goes to the healthcare worker administering the tests, giving them a monetary incentive as well.
“Swasthya Slate shows how we are not only identifying problem areas but also offering solutions. It can change India’s healthcare landscape forever,” says Dr K. Srinath Reddy, the president of PHFI and World Heart Foundation.