Inauguration of the 5th eAarogyakendra Telemedicine Centre on May 27, 2024 at Dabbagunte Village, Hoskote

On May 27, 2024, the 5th eAarogyakendra Telemedicine Centre was inaugurated in Dabbagunte village, Hoskote, Bengaluru Rural, with support from AkzoNobel. This new centre aims to provide telemedicine services to approximately 1,200 residents from the surrounding villages of Dabbagunte, Chikkanalala, and Halasinakaipura, covering around 300 households.

The new centre joins four existing telemedicine centres in Begur, Karahalli Yeshwanthpur, Kurubarahalli, and CT Gollahalli, expanding the eAarogyakendra telemedicine network. This project is a collaborative effort between AkzoNobel and the Telerad Foundation, with RxDx Healthcare serving as the medical partner.

The inauguration ceremony featured key representatives from AkzoNobel, including Bijay Kumar Sahu, Plant Head, Salil Kumar Padhy, Plant Engineer and Dr P Prettysha Curtis, CSR Lead. From the Telerad Foundation attendees included Ashwani Sinha, Chief Impact Officer, S Suma, Senior Operations Manager, Sabha Ahmed and Mahendra. Village Panchayat members, Primary School Teachers, ASHA, and Anganwadi workers were also present.

Coinciding with the inauguration, a General Health Camp was held at the centre, providing vital medical services to the local population and enhancing healthcare accessibility in the region. The camp was a significant success, offering medical check-ups, consultations, and health education to the residents.

A total of 40 beneficiaries received physician consultations via teleconsultation during the camp. eAarogyakendra staff members Mr. Kumar and Mr. Anand led the camp, offering consultations for hypertension, diabetes, paediatric, and other general health issues. Post-consultation, beneficiaries received free medicines.

eAarogyakendra is a CSR initiative of AkzoNobel implemented and managed by the Telerad Foundation and RxDx Healthcare. This initiative marks a significant step in enhancing healthcare accessibility for the rural population in the region, leveraging telemedicine to bridge the gap in medical services.


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