Distance Healthcare Advancement (DISHA)
Country of Operation
- Apollo Telemedicine Networking Foundation (ATNF)Not-for-profit
- Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)Government
- Philips Healthcare IndiaFor-profit
- Development of Humane Action (DHAN)For-profit
Target income level
- Bottom 20%
- Lower-middle income (20-40%)
- Middle-income (40-60%)
SummaryThe DISHA (Distance Healthcare Advancement) project is an initiative of Apollo Hospitals, Philips, Indian Space Research Organization and the Dhan Foundation. The goal of DISHA is to deliver high-quality, low-cost diagnostics and care to low-income rural communities.
Taking healthcare to the most remote corners of the country making quality healthcare accessible and affordable for all. These are some of objectives of DISHA - a Distance health care advancement project. This is an initiative partnered by Apollo Hospitals, Philips, ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) and the Dhan Foundation. The goal of DISHA is to deliver high-quality, low-cost diagnostics and care to low-income rural communities that are not addressed by the existing health care system.
Key program components
DISHA is a novel telemedicine initiative to provide long distance healthcare to the under-served population. It is specifically aimed at providing healthcare to vulnerable groups at an affordable cost. With this objective in mind, a mobile Teleclinical van will reach out to areas that do not have access to state of the art medical care. The van will have an ultrasound machine, an X-ray, a defibrillator and an ECG machine along with dedicated doctors and other para-medical staff from Apollo Hospitals. The hospital has also ensured availability of specialist doctors and operational staff at its hospital to facilitate multi-specialty consultations for patients visiting the mobile tele-clinical vans. Aided by technology and service minded medicare professionals, the van will offer superspeciality and speciality tele consultation, lab facilities, onsite consultation and secondary and tertiary care where needed.