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When it comes to health we must have a balance between health as a right and health as a business – Dr.Samir Brahachari
1.Over 10 million lives were lost in Africa and elsewhere between the late 1990s and early 2000s because Western drug monopolies had managed to restrict imports of affordable HIV/AIDS medication to a continent considered the world’s poorest and most in need.
2.The anti-diabetic drug Rosiglitazone which was banned in 2011 is estimated to have caused 83,000 heart attacks in the United States alone. GSK paid $3 Billion in fine for the unethical promotion of the drug.
3.Vioxx a drug for the treatment of Arthritis is supposed to have killed half million americans in 10 years of its launch.
4.Pioglitazone which is still one of the most widely used drugs for the treatment of type 2 Diabetes was banned in France and Germany in 2010 beacuse of its side effects related to Bladder Cancer.
The worst part is that in India after 2001 there has been not a single study on the side-effects of Drugs. Drugs are marketed without any clinical trials on the local population. Even among the clinical trials conducted since last 5 years more than 50% of the Human Subjects have died and on the contrast their families were never compensated. The weaker pharmacovigilance policies are encouraging the pharma companies to use Indian Population as Guniea pigs and this is what we want to prevent.
1.As per the most recent report published in Times of India Jan 2012 , India is the only country after Iran which has totally drug resistant T.B a incurable form of Disease. This has happened due to failure to take medicines on time , high drug costs and lack of awareness on the seriousness of the diseas
2.With 3.4 million cases, India carries almost one quarter of the world’s total TB burden. It is the biggest health crisis confronting India.
3.Recently a super bug was found in India which was resistant to almost all the antibiotics .Such type of the pathogenic strains pose serious public concern for the countries like India.
4.India is the diabetic capital of the world with the total population of more than 42 million diabetic patients living in India.The total loss to Indian govt. due to the diabetes related problem is $210 Billion and it is estimated to rise by $335 Billion.Only 12% of Indian Population is aware of risk factors of Diabetes and only 50% Diabetics know that they are Diabetic.
5.In India annually more than 75,000 women die of pregnancy related causes and more than 50% of the married women are Anemic. Every year more than 2.5 million kids die of malnutrition in India , A situation even worse than Sub-Saharan Africa.
Lack of awareness is at the root of all these rampant issues. Mobiheal is committed to bridge this knowledge gap and make healthcare sustainable, affordable and accessible.
We have developed India’s first SMS based multilingual offline Mobile Application for the management of chronic diseases. We are committed to bring most authentic information on preventive healthcare on fingertips and safeguard people from the deadly side-effects of Doctor prescribed drugs. Our App will help people know their Diabetes risk early , remind Tuberculosis patients to take their medicines on time , help them compare prices of medicines and choose the cheapest with best quality resulting into savingsof almost 50% of the drug cost. We offer unique perks to the subscribers if they show positive improvement in diseases like T.B and Diabetes like huge discounts on Diagnostic tests.
Take your medications on time and you could get rewards like gift cards, donations to leading charities, and more.
Mobiheal : Mobile Health service for the most urgent issues of Indian Healthcare.
1.Lack of Awareness on Diabetes: Diabetes kills one person every second in this world.India is Diabetic capital of the world with more than 62 million patients. The total loss to Indian GDP due to Diabetes alone in $220 Billion which is supposed to cross $350 Billion by 2020.In India only 12% of the Population is aware of the risk factors for Diabetes and only 50% of the Diabetics know about their Diabetes Status.
Our Solution :We will have multilingual tollfree Phone service across the Nation.People even in the most remote area of the country will be able to know the risk factors of the diseases in their language of choice by dialing a simple number.Other than the automated Voice service People can Just answer 12 simple questions through SMS based on Indian Diabetes Risk Score (IDRS) and can know their diabetes risk. Only 12% of Indian Population is aware of the risk factors of Diabetes and thus our simple SMS questionnaire will help them know their risk and will encourage them to take preventive measures and go for the early diagnosis. Patients who are already diabetic will get all the details on diet , method of taking medicines , side effects and management of Diabetes in the language of their choice. or this service SMS @diab to 92665 92665.In future we will launch similar Voice based Services for all other chronic and Infectious diseases which are of immense importance to Indian Demography.
2.Totally Drug Resistance Tuberculosis :India is the only country after Iran that has totally drug resistance T.B an incurable form of the disease.In India even today 1000 patients die because of T.B daily.India is the only country after Iran which has totally Drug Resistant T.B which is a very serious issue.This has happened because T.B patients in India do not take drugs on time and thus their T.B gets more serious and costlier to treat.The resistance most commonly develops when TB patients stop taking their medication partway through their treatment. Furthermore, this strain is directly transmitted to a new victim. MDR- TB can take over two years to treat with drugs that are more toxic and 50-200 times more expensive, an unaffordable amount for India’s poor
Our Solution:MobiHeal will solve all the three major problems of Tuberculosis Patients
1.Failure to take medicines on time :MobiHeal will remind the registered T.B patients to take their drug on time through reminder SMS with instruction on medicine usage in their lingua franca. Drug reminder services have already done wonders for the HIV-AIDS patient in the African countries. Patients will be made aware on the seriousness of the disease and its complete management.
2.High Cost of Medicines : Using our Mobile service patients will be able to know the cheapest and the best quality drugs suggested by our SMS application.Patients will just have to SMS the name of the drug they have been prescribed and in return the application will reply with the list of same drugs manufactured by different companies at much cheaper prices and have strong track record of manufacturing Quality Medicines. We will also collaborate with Sproxil and mPedigree which is an anti drug counterfeiting SMS service to provide safer and quality Medicine brand recommendations to our registered patients.
3.Intolerable adverse effects of Medicines : Registered Patients of T.B will be able to know about the dangerous side effects of T.B drugs like Liver Failure and will be able to manage them in better way.
3.Breaking the deadly Pharma and Doctor Joint Venture : The drug prescribed by your Doctor is the brand name not the generic one. Doctors often get commissions from the Pharma Companies to prescribe their brands above the interest of Patients.There may be hundreds of genuine pharma companies selling the same drug at half a cost. MobiHeal helps you to compare the price of different drug brands of the one prescribed by your Doctor.MobiHeal will let you know the cheapest brands of the same drug prescribed by your Doctor and thus will help you to reduce the medical bills almost upto 50%. The alternative brands suggested will be from the best pharma companies on India whom you can actually trust.Ex.-Same dose of Cefixime has huge price variation like the one made by AllengePharma costs Rs.178 and that by Acto costs only Rs.99 per 10 tablets.For this service just SMS the name of the drug prescribed by the Doctor or SMS the name of the molecule written on the back of the medicine strip to 92665 92665.
4.Drug Interactions :Dangerous interactions between various drugs is very common Issue to Which Indian Patients and even Doctors are hardly aware.Most of our Grand Parents and sometimes even parents take more than 4 or 5 drugs together and thus in such case it is really important to make the patients aware about the life threatening reactions that may happen due to the drug combination.
Mobiheal will let you know about such dangerous drug interactions on the basis of the drugs names entered.Ex.Methotrexate and Diclofenac when taken together for a long time may cause Kidney damage.
5.Alerts on banned drugs : If Bhopal Gas tragedy is to India than Vioxx is to USA.Vioxx a painkiller killed half million patients in USA (Wikipedia/rafecoxib or just Google out)due to its severe side effect of Heart failure before it was withdrawn from the market .In India there has been no study on side effects after 2001.MobiHeal will keep Patients updated on recently banned drugs and newly documented side effects of which even your Doctors are hardly aware.
6.Side effect Registry : Newly approved drugs may cause severe side effects later.MobiHeal is trying to build India’s first mobile drug side effect registry that helps patients register the deadly side effect of a newly launched drug if any.
7.Kitchen Chemistry : Know simple herbal medicines from your kitchen to prevent serious chronic diseases .Once the diabetes questionnaire is answered on the number 9243342000 the app will automatically guide to other services.
Other Services: Complete and exclusive information on female reproductive health like on menstrual cycle , Cancers of reproductive organs mainly cervical and breast and problems like ANEMIA common with 80% of women. PMS and others. Pregnant women once registered get regular alerts on fetal care , pregnancy related complications , appointment notifications with doctors for regular checkup rounds.
1. Blood banks in nearby area
2. Specialists and Hospitals in nearby area
3. Contact details of the Drug store which are open for 24 hrs
4. Contact details of Organizations offering emergency services.
5. Access in multiple languages on all the medical prescriptions for different medical anomalies
with their side effects, drug interactions etc.
Special Feature : Patients can share their side effects associated with a newly launched drug and thus can help in building a centralize database for better PHARMACOVIGILANCE.This centralized database will also help the pharma companies to track their newly launched molecule in terms of the side-effects.