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Meet The Top 11 Finalists Of The Fourth Wharton India Startup Competition
: December 30, 2016

The 21st Wharton India Economic Forum (WIEF) has announced the finalists of its Fourth Wharton India Startup Competition.

Founded in 1996, the Wharton India Economic Forum (WIEF), is an annual conference hosted by the students of Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. It is a global business forum focussed on understanding and engaging with India’s startup landscape.

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Karma Healthcare named UBS Social Innovator 2016 APAC winner
: November 1, 2016

Congratulations to Karma Healthcare, who were named as the Asia Pacific UBS Social Innovator 2016.

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Startups have an online cure for rural healthcare
: October 10, 2016

While telemedicine in itself has been around for a while now, as technology evolves, it has become possible to do a lot more remotely. Most of the times, all that the person in the remote outpost needs is a reasonably good internet connection and a phone or a computer. Very often, a 3G dongle works just fine. After spending 18 months, living in a small town in Bihar, Jagdeep Gambhir saw up close the state of healthcare in rural India. In 2014, he set up Karma Healthcare where a team of doctors in Udaipur is connected to smaller centres across the state.

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President Pranab Mukherjee invites Raj firm to set up telemed clinics in Haryana
: September 30, 2016

In June this year, President Pranab Mukherjee adopted five villages in Haryana - four in Gurgaon district and one in Mewat - to make them model villages. Now, Rajasthan's Karma Healthcare has just launched a telemedicine clinic at one of these villages. The firm had earlier set up such facilities in rural Udaipur.

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Rajasthan’s Karma Healthcare bags funding to bring telemedicine to villages
: April 6, 2015

Indian rural healthcare startup Karma Healthcare has raised an undisclosed amount in pre-series A round from impact fund Ankur Capital.

The company runs clinics in the rural areas of desert state Rajasthan. It gives villagers access to specialized doctors through telemedicine as well as direct face-to-face consultations. It uses tablet computers, printers, power-backup systems, and medical devices which can transmit real-time data from patients to doctors located elsewhere.

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This man uses tech to bring doctors to India’s remotest villages
: October 14, 2014

Three quarters of its people live in rural settlements. Only the more affluent farmers and artisans in larger villages have huts with more than one room. Infant and maternal mortality rates are among the highest in the country. According a recent survey, 49 babies die in every 1,000 births. Many of the villagers never go to a doctor or hospital because they do not have any money to spare. Even when they can afford it, there are hardly any doctors in the remote villages. They end up going to quacks, who are quick to dispense painkillers, placebos, and even harmful medicines without any training in medicine.

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