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Can Software based Integrated Platform be a Solution for Holistic Medical Care in Developing Communities?

Publication Type : Conference Paper

Publisher : SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology

Source : ICDSMLA 2019 [International Conference on Data Sciences, Machine Learning and Applications]

Campus : Amritapuri

School : School for Sustainable Development, School of Engineering

Center : Amrita Center for Wireless Networks and Applications (AmritaWNA)

Department : Sustainable Development

Year : 2020

Abstract : Understanding the importance of good and quality healthcare, the United Nations has made health the third sustainable development goal. Moreover, good health is the most significant factor for the peaceful life of a living being. Along the countryside of India, a hospital with mandatory healthcare facilities are still a dream. Setting up a multi-specialty hospital in these sectors is unimaginable and worthless, but the latest technologies incorporated with existing resources can steer to betterment. Main focus of this study is to understand and research on the healthcare sector of the Malgaon village in Chhattisgarh. A comprehensive study design of problem identification was deployed through an ethnographic research methodology by living with the villagers for a week and understanding their lifestyle, to come up with a sustainable solution for their problems with Human Centered Design. Limitation in the government schemes due to which a hospital can’t be built in the village and limited knowledge for using the available resources among villagers were some of the several obstacles found to be responsible for health problems. A sub-health centre without a doctor and very fewer facilities is another drawback. The availability of Traditional medicines inside the village which only a few people utilizes is also eminent. This research paper discusses various problems and their potential solutions, using the available 4G cellular technology in the village to implement telemedicine and to bring out the scope of available traditional medicines, which are inclined to benefit the village community and can ensure that the people of rural India also have better access to quality healthcare which they deserve.

Cite this Research Publication : M. K, S., K., S.S., S., B, S., Dhivvya, B., and Nandanan, K., “Can Software based Integrated Platform be a Solution for Holistic Medical Care in Developing Communities?”, in ICDSMLA 2019 [International Conference on Data Sciences, Machine Learning and Applications], 2020 SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology , 2019.

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