Telemedicine Enhanced Healthcare

Last mile access to healthcare

Telemedicine Enhanced Healthcare is a community program that provides remote villages with critical medical services and preventive health education.

The Ekal resource network connects community health workers and doctors to people in remote villages through telemedicine and in-person care. Classes raise awareness about preventative health measures and healthy lifestyle and hygiene practices.

Watch: How Arogya is transforming healthcare in rural India

Where We Work

Ekal Healthcare is active in 1710 remote villages around India.

  • 855,000

    Remote villagers have access to healthcare

  • 1,710

    Villages have a healthcare program

  • 360

    Villages have telemedicine available

Data as of June 2023

Arogya Resource Center (ARC)

ARC with Telemedicine Facility

Building Healthcare Capacity

Ekal healthcare is building the foundation for a robust health system in rural areas that have never before had viable access to healthcare.

Within three years of implementation, the program has shown powerful impact:

  • Improved hygiene discipline in children
  • Increased use of safe drinking water
  • Increase in number and use of toilets
  • Significant reduction in the spread of water-borne diseases
  • Reduction of anemia cases in women and children
  • Complete recovery from cases of severe anemia
  • Soak pits in at least 25% of village houses
  • At least 6 soak pits per village at community water sources
  • At least 10 compost pits per village

The Ekal Healthcare program trains local women as community health workers to provide on-the-ground resources, doing preliminary work and connecting patients to remote doctors via telemedicine. Arogya Sevikas charge affordable costs for their services encouraging women to become healthcare entrepreneurs.

Preventive Medicine

Health & Hygiene

Providing in-depth trainings on filtered drinking water, safe disposal of degradable waste, healthy hygiene practices, and preventing the spread of water-borne diseases


Monitoring women’s hemoglobin, counseling women on healthy nutrition, providing anemic patients with iron pills, and connecting patients to treatment when necessary


Connecting sick patients to remote doctors for prescriptions and treatment

Women’s Reproductive Health

Encouraging the use of sanitary napkins and providing information on family planning


Stressing the importance of vaccinations and helping villagers access government-provided vaccinations

Disease Prevention and Treatment

Providing information on common diseases and planting medicinal herbs to cure common ailments


Preventing malnutrition through education and planting nutritious family gardens

Vision Care

Connecting people in villages to innovative treatments and surgeries for eye-related problems Providing free eyeglasses to communities

The Impact of Preventive Healthcare

Preventive healthcare administered by local women and men not only provides people with last mile care; it promotes wellness for a long-term, lasting impact.

Within three years, the program has driven powerful results:

  • Improved hygiene habits in children
  • Increased use of safe drinking water
  • Increase in number and use of toilets
  • Significant reduction in the spread of water-borne diseases
  • Treatment of women and children with anemia
  • Use of soak and compost pits for safe disposal of waste

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