In a bid to bridge the healthcare gap for the destitute and medical services, hospital chain Paras Healthcare has announced the launch of Paras Sarthi — a healthcare delivery platform based on a CSR funding-focused aggregator model to provide quality medical care services to the underprivileged. The program offers guidance, participation programs and impact report to the corporates to highlight their contribution towards the CSR Legislation.
Dr. Dharminder Nagar, Managing Partner, Paras Healthcare said, “The healthcare scene is challenging for the poor, with 70% of tertiary care hospitals located in urban regions and catering to 30% of urban population. Around 75% dispensaries, 60% hospitals, and 80% doctors are located in urban areas. However, we also see hope as increasingly we find individuals and organizations coming forward with innovative and impactful CSR-based initiatives directed towards health. The challenge lies in the dearth of reliable medium to implement their ideas in a manner that actually benefits the people on the ground.”
As the pilot project, the platform will be tested in all cities and regions in reach of Paras Healthcare. The hospital chain is spread across 5 regions in Delhi NCR, Haryana, Bihar, Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab.
“To ensure the platform is ready and operational at the earliest, we are in talks with multiple stakeholders, including corporate and NGOs, to create a broad network. After the success of the pilot, the larger vision is to take this model pan-India.” Dr. Dharminder Nagar said.