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Rural Healthcare: Issues and opportunities in Post COVID-19 World


A Dialog Among:

Dr. Raj Shah, MD, MBA and CEO of SmartCare Doc,

Dr. Thakor Patel, MD, Chairman, Sevak Foundation on Preventive Health care
monitoring and value of nutrition in Rural diet,

Mr. Amit Khare, CEO of EVOLKO, a premier Tele-medicine company in India,

Mr. Arjun Malhotra - as Webinar Chair, Co-Founder of HCL and PHFI, Public Health Foundation of India, Member of

Board of Governors of IBS, International Business School and IIT-kgp and Philanthropist,


Dr. Nitish Thakor - as webinar Moderator, Professor of Bio-medical Eng'g, Johns Hopkins University,

Fellow, IEEE and editor of PiTech, Pan IIT Technology Review

In India, 66% of its population lives in rural areas. Likewise, a large percentage of population in developing nations is also rural. There is also a general consensus that access to Quality healthcare is a basic right of citizens in rural communities. Yet, such expectations are hardly met in rural India. Only 23 of 32000 public health centres, PHCs meet the health certification standards of the Govt. Most of them without a professional medical doctor in resident. What can technology do to alleviate such critical deficiencies in rural life in India and other developing countries? WHEELS has assembled a group of experts to address this issue in a health panel to be moderated by Arjun Malhotra, distinguished IIT alumni, technology innovator and Philanthropist.

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Please join us on Friday, August 7th, from 10am to 11:30am (US EST), 7:30pm to 9pm (IST) to participate in a lively discussion.

Upon registration, you may send your questions in advance to [email protected]  Attendees will also be able to post their questions during the webinar. You can join the webinar 15 min early (i.e. 9:45 AM ET OR 7:15 PM IST) to watch the slide show on WGF activities and related project's videos. Past webinars have stressed the importance of collaboration among NGOs to scale operations and increase the impact. For more information visit:

WHEELS Global Foundation(WGF), "An Initiative of IIT Alumni, USA" with the mission of Technology Enabled Philanthropy. 

WHEELS has also been selected by NITI Aayog, Govt. of India as a member of committee for Innovation and Technology Transfer.


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