Biocon Foundation signs MoU with Karnataka govt on Smart clinics
Bengaluru : Biocon Foundation, the CSR arm of biotech company Biocon, has signed an MoU with Karnataka Health and Family Welfare Department to establish eLAJ smart clinics in 15 Primary Healthcare Centres across six districts.
ELAJ clinics are technology-enabled,smart clinics equipped with multi-parameter monitoring device developed by Packet BIO, the technology partner of Biocon Foundation, which enables multiple diagnostic tests and generation of electronic medical records (EMRs) of patients.
The eLAJ model has been designed to deliver data-based healthcare on the basis of socio-demographic and health indicators obtained from community-based screenings, Biocon Foundation said in a statement.
This innovative health delivery model will facilitate effective preventive and primary healthcare intervention in the rural areas of Karnataka for the benefit of communities with poor access to quality healthcare, it said.
Karnataka Health and Family Welfare Minister Ramesh Kumar along with Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Founder, Biocon Foundation, inaugurated the first eLAJ smart clinic at Mallathahalli here.
Kumar said through this collaboration, the government aimed at addressing the myriad healthcare challenges associated with poor public health infrastructure.
Mazumdar-Shaw said, "We aim to strengthen the present public healthcare system in Karnataka by providing solutions around primary & secondary healthcare with effective use of technology."
Biocon Foundation and its partner, Packet BIO, will provide training to government doctors at the Primary Health Centres and enable them to run the clinics optimally.
In addition, Biocon Foundation will employ more than 30 technicians to support data entry and laboratory services, it said.