India Today - - GAME-CHANGERS - By Ku­nal Prad­han

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.

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