Medioctor, a healthcare portal has conducted a Cycling Health initiative at the J N Tata Auditorium, Bengaluru yesterday.
On this event Pratap Behera, CEO, Medioctor said, “Cycling Health was an initiative to raise funds to address the critical Health Care Issues that are identified from the engagement with the people on the ground. No technology in itself can bring about societal outcomes in any field and healthcare is no exception. Medioctor is out to prove what has eluded the ecosystem until now that an individual can own their health record and be responsible as well. All it requires is a dedicated Change Management Program involving Education, Ownership and Commitment”.
Sumant Meher, COO added, “India faces tremendous healthcare challenges arising from shortage of Capacity from all quarters including Skills, Talent, Infrastructure and Resources. Our Economy has other related challenges as well. Medioctor’s solution to the problem is to improve the efficiency of the healthcare ecosystem globally that can be compliant”.
A recent World Health Organization (WHO) and World Economic Forum (WEF) report indicates:
- More than 60% of death is being caused by major Non-Communicable Diseases and 1 in every 4 indian runs the risk of premature death under the age of 70 due to NCDs such as Cardio Vascular Disease, Heart Attack, Cancer, Diabetic & mental disorder. This can be solved by improving the Lifestyle / Habits.
- India will lose an estimated $4.5 trillion in terms of lost economic output due to prevalence of these NCDs between 2012 till 2030. This can be solved by people being made to take responsibility for their health”.
“Our initiative is in line with the Prime Minister’s ambitious Digital India Program. It’s an initiative to make health personal to each and every individual. Technology alone can’t solve the problem of healthcare in our country where majority of people live in rural India and needs ground level connect to establish health is a birth right of every citizen. Thus our effort is to take the people through an extensive Change Management process of Education, Ownership and Commitment to help them evolve a better healthcare ecosystem; one that relies more on Life, Learning and Living than Disease, Decay & Death.” says Pratap Behera.
This event was designed as World Class cycling event to raise funds for the identified healthcare issues as a consequence of our engagement with the 10,000 inhabitants of Sathanuru, Karnataka. It also demonstrated to the world how technology can work for the weakest segments of our society and serve as an inspiration for the more affluent and educated to make health personal.
The Karnataka health ministry, State Legislators & Administration had extended their full support to make this event successful in every aspect. The Bangalore political Action Committee also actively supported & participated in the event. Eminent personalities from Business, Politics, media, Start-up Health & Medical professionals attended the launch of “Cycling Health”. Captain Gopinath, T V Mohandas Pai, Revathi Ashok, Chitra Talwar, Dr. R.K Balasubramaniam, V.G Sidharth of Coffee Day, Kiran Mazumdar Saw, Sudhir Pai are few names who actively supported the initiative.