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Canara Bank Supports to Biocon Foundation

Canara Bank, Biocon Foundation and OTTET Join Hands to Strengthen Healthcare Delivery in Odisha

 Bangalore, Karnataka , India

Canara Bank has lent support to Biocon Foundation and OTTET (Orissa Trust of Technical Education) for a unique public private partnership (PPP) with the Odisha government to deliver a novel e- healthcare program for the underprivileged and rural communities in the state.
 
OTTET has been actively engaged in an e-Health program with the Government of Odisha through PPP to provide access to quality healthcare for 51,000 villages in Odisha. Biocon Foundation has joined hands with OTTET to augment and implement a unique mega-ICT based e-Health project in the state. The partners through this collaboration will strive to deliver evidence-based health care to effectively deal with primary health and chronic conditions in communities that have poor access to quality healthcare.
 
Under this PPP, Biocon Foundation & OTTET will set up an electronic diagnostic facility,  an e-Health Centre,  managed by local young entrepreneurs, at all the Primary Health Centers (PHC) of the Odisha government. 
 
This young entrepreneur will be provided financial assistance by Canara Bank and will be trained by Biocon Foundation & OTTET to support the medical officer at the PHC for various healthcare and diagnostic services.
 
An MOU was signed today between Biocon Foundation, Canara Bank and OTTET.
Expressing his delight R. K. Dubey, Chairman, Canara Bank said, “Canara Bank has always been at the forefront in delivering financial services to underserved communities. The bank’s support to this Public Private Partnership demonstrates the bank’s commitment to lifting communities out of poverty and poor health.”
 
This single point, see and treat model of e -health centre is critical to improving the health of rural communities for whom even reaching a PHC is a major challenge. The e- health centre entrepreneur trained to deliver good quality healthcare services will support the Medical officer at the PHC for the following:
 
a. Measuring each patient’s vital stats like BP, Pulse, Haemoglobin, & Blood sugar
b. Providing diagnostic tests that the doctor prescribes and  requires for accurate diagnosis
c. Providing telemedicine consultation for patients who require specialist advice
 
It will ensure that each patient’s life long medical record is available online thus improving the treatment standards across all health centres. In addition, patient data will be available to the government to study disease patterns and to create a database, which will help implement evidence based health care interventions.
 
Canara Bank is engaged in banking services, including providing financial services and facilities to the MSME sector in India. Under this scheme the bank will support this path breaking project by providing loans for these entrepreneurs. By doing so the bank is making it possible for thousands of unemployed young people to establish and run their own enterprises.
 
Thus this PPP project will address the spectrum of health care needs as well as provide employment for a large number of young people.BWI
 

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