Sanjay Vijayakumar is a tech entrepreneur who leverages his engineering background to problem solve for the social sector. In 2020, he identified the pandemic as a grave threat before most others and decided to ACT!
In addition to leveraging his network to gather real time data, Sanjay mobilised a vibrant group of individuals to come together as the Coronasafe network and created CARE – a pandemic management tool that streamlined information and action on managing COVID patients in partnership with the National Health Mission.
Since then, the software has supported over 3.5 lakh patients and has allowed multiple state governments to make timely, data driven decisions.
As the pandemic receded, Sanjay and his team at Coronasafe began to understand the severity of the actual problem – rural India still struggles with lack of healthcare infrastructure because of a lack of qualified healthcare professionals. It was a problem that required a tech driven solution – a tele ICU that could enable specialists to virtually connect with doctors in rural areas.
Since developing and maintaining such technology was expensive, Coronasafe inducted the best student developers in the country and with their help, CARE was enhanced to have a TeleICU feature that ensures availability of quality critical care in rural India.
Today, as a part of the 10 Bed ICU project, CARE is being deployed in 1250 ICUs in government hospitals across Karnataka, Meghalaya, Manipur, Nagaland, Sikkim and Assam.
We’re proud to have them on board and look forward to the impact their work will have on accessibility to quality healthcare!
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