Every individual has the right to basic healthcare facilities. However, the smaller towns in India, such as Haryana, Jaipur, Varanasi, and Raipur, have to face certain challenges to receive basic health services.
Some of the key challenges faced by the healthcare sector in small Indian towns are lack of health awareness, low quality of medical care, limited or no access to medical facilities, lack of funds, and poor accountability. This leads to problems like high rates of malnutrition, maternal mortality, infant mortality, low rates of vaccination, and a reduced life expectancy.
Many public and private sectors have developed innovative healthcare models to provide affordable, accessible, and good quality health facilities to people residing in small town cities like Sonipat and Rewari to prevent problems associated with basic healthcare.
Key Healthcare Challenges in Smaller Indian Towns
The healthcare sector has shown significant improvement in the major cities of India in the last few years. However, the shortage of medical facilities and skilled medical professionals in the lesser populated Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities of the country remains a major concern.
The lack of infrastructure, funds, and awareness about medical care has made it difficult for people residing in small-town cities to receive basic health needs and specialized treatment facilities.
Innovative Healthcare Models
Ujala Cygnus Healthcare Services is a multi-specialty chain of 18 hospitals across 15 two and three-tier cities across Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, and Delhi. We provide innovative healthcare models to deliver the highest standard of medical care to every patient using affordable and advanced state-of-the-art medical technology.
The following models enable us to provide healthcare services to the smaller towns in India:
Telemedicine and Virtual Consultations
Telemedicine or virtual consultation refers to the delivery of healthcare services using remote telecommunication techniques. This method enables medical professionals to evaluate, diagnose, discuss, and treat the medical conditions in a patient without the need for an in-person visit. This benefits the small-town population by allowing them to receive quality health services without the need to travel long distances.
Mobile Clinics and Health Camps
Mobile clinics can be in the form of vehicles like buses, vans, recreational vehicles, etc. These clinics are equipped with the necessary medical supplies, equipment, and medical professionals who travel to different places to deliver preventive health services, health education, and treatment to people living in remote areas. Mobile clinics help serve people who live in areas that are otherwise unreachable by the typical healthcare techniques.
Ujala Cygnus organizes regular health camps in mobile clinics across Haryana to provide preventive care education, immunization, preliminary health consultation, basic diagnosis and treatment, and referrals to specialized medical professionals to the people living in these areas.
Ujala Cygnus makes use of the latest cutting-edge technology to provide affordable, quality medical care to people residing in the smaller towns of India. The use of the latest technology ensures an accurate and early diagnosis and monitoring of the health of the patient.
Some of the advanced technologies that are used by Ujala Cygnus Rewari Hospital include the use of electronic health records, digital health cards for patients, artificial intelligence (AI) or machine learning (ML) based digital analytics, and point-of-care medical digital devices.
Collaborative Community Care
Collaborative community care involves the involvement of healthcare professionals from Ujala Cygnus along with many diverse, relevant individuals and local communities to take initiatives in the healthcare sector.
The participation of the local community helps in the development, evaluation, and implementation of the healthcare services efficiently from our end.
Government Initiatives and Support
The Indian government has constantly undertaken positive initiatives and efforts to improve the healthcare models in rural and small-town areas of the country over the last few decades.
Ujala Cygnus has partnered with many public and private sectors to provide support to the rural healthcare sector of the country and provide affordable, accessible, quality medical facilities to one and all.
Future Prospects and Challenges
The primary function of innovative healthcare models in the smaller towns is to have a positive impact on rural healthcare and facilities. The future prospects look much more disciplined, systematic, and coordinated in their approach to overcoming the challenge of providing appropriate healthcare services to the smaller towns in India.
The primary challenges faced in the small towns of India are the lack of infrastructure and technology, along with the high cost of medical facilities. However, a potential growth in innovative healthcare models is expected in the coming decades with several public and private health platforms joining hands with the government to make quality health services affordable and available to everyone.
The small towns in India have to face several health challenges, like the lack of infrastructure and affordability to get basic healthcare facilities. Innovative healthcare models like telemedicine, mobile clinics, the use of technology, and collaborative community care have made health services easily available to people residing in the smaller towns of India.
An increased awareness about the importance of healthcare, coupled with the ongoing support from the Indian government has ensured that upcoming healthcare models and facilities will make basic medical care available to individuals living in remote areas of India without much problem.