- One of the many reasons rural areas suffer a high Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) in India is due to the absence of skilled manpower/technology to monitor maternal and child health during pregnancy.
- There is a need to solve problems related to material and child healthcare at grass root level.
- The state of Meghalaya saw a rise of IMR from 29.9 to 32.3 in the recent findings of the authorities ( NFHS 2019-20).
The Smart Village Solution
Partner with Janitri Innovations to help pivot solutions to augment the healthcare and lower Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) and Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) through the Keyar labor monitoring device.
Janitri Innovations, a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation backed startup helps in preventing newborn deaths in rural india. Their intelligent labor monitoring devices and technologies help promote maternal and child healthcare in India. In Meghalaya, their products and services are already in use at Kynrud Primary Health Centre (PHC) in West Khasi Hills District.
Product: Keyar device to monitor Fetal Heart Rate, Maternal Heart Rate, uterine contraction.
DAKSH Application: Patient user.
Service: Data in cloud shared with remote gynaecologists.
Scope of Innovation
Augmenting Maternal and Child Healthcare through labour monitoring interventions.
The SVM facilitated pilot program can act as a Proof of Concept (POC) through assessment of experience of healthcare workers, healthcare providers and the beneficiaries/villagers. After impact analysis, this project will be scaled through procurement of Keyar devices for other Primary Health Centres, Community Health Centres and District Hospitals.
Pilot villages (One block)
96 villages under Mawphlang CHC (PHCs to be selected by Government).
Beneficiaries in numbers
200 pregnant women /month (Approximately 30-40 pregnant cases/centre/month).
SVM facilitated the pilot project in collaboration with the Government of Meghalaya through procurement of devices from Janitri for other Primary Health Centres, Community Health Centres and District Hospitals.
SVM ENVISIONS TO PILOT IN ITS OPERATIONAL AREAS, IN THE MAWPHLANG BLOCK OF EAST KHASI HILLS DISTRICT.
- EASY TO USE BY PARAMEDICAL STAFF OF A HEALTHCARE FACILITY.
- PAPERLESS USE (SAFE AND SECURED) ON DAKSH APPLICATION.
- EASE OF USE FOR PATIENT MOBILITY THROUGH PATCH WORN DEVICES.
- ACCESSIBLE AND AFFORDABLE SOLUTIONS FOR VILLAGE WOMEN, REDUCING OUT OF POCKET EXPENDITURE TO TRAVEL TO DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS.
Testimonials from the medical fraternity show that Janitri’s Keyar is a cost-effective, portable, very easy to use, women-friendly and real-time monitoring tool which should be used in every labor ward, especially in the rural areas where medical staff and infrastructure are inadequate.
The SVM Platform
The SVM-Berkeley curated open innovation platform builds an Open Innovation ecosystem that connects the villager’s challenges to corporates, academic research, and state governments.
We help leverage shared capital and operational resources with co-innovation and collaborative engagements bringing optimum solutions to rural challenges.
A shift to high-quality healthcare for remote rural areas in Meghalaya and one day all over India & the world.
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