Dr. Pallabi Roy - Selected for The Social Hackathon 2.0
Dr. Pallabi Roy is a Dentist turned Management Professional who is currently working as a Digital Marketing Manager at a Y-Combinator HealthTech start-up. She has an array of interests and likes to dabble in different fields ranging from hosting podcasts and being a part of international panel discussions to building communities and volunteering for causes that she cares about (linktr.ee/Dr.PallabiRoy). She has been volunteering with various organisations since the age of 10 and is a Core Member at COVID Relief India Alliance which is the largest alliance for COVID relief work in India (about.liferesources.in) With a passion for Healthcare, she is leading the team at DigiSwasthya along with Mr. Sandeep Kumar. Through DigiSwasthya, Dr. Pallabi is working on setting up several telemedicine centres across rural India which would provide accessible and quality healthcare.
Making healthcare services affordable and accessible for rural communities across India by leveraging technology.
Set up 100 DigiSwasthya centres in PAN India across all aspirant districts in India impacting more than 1 crore people and make Digiswasthya people’s most trusted healthcare partner where they will get the right direction, information, and diagnosis for their issues.
I am a healthcare worker and I have first hand experience in this field. Currently, we are running a telemedicine centre located in Sant Kabir Nagar of Uttar Pradesh in the health care sector using Telemedicine. Since this region is located remotely, healthcare provisions are scarce and facilities are difficult to avail. There is consequently a significant need for healthcare facilities, timely diagnosis and treatment in this region. This has been the primary purpose for choosing to locate our telemedicine centre in Sant Kabir Nagar. Our centre is equipped with a doctor and paramedical staff at the location. We also have tie-ups and a referral based system where advanced cases can receive the right information and expert opinions from various doctors associated with leading hospitals such as Tata Memorial Hospital, Hinduja Hospital, JJ Hospital. In the words of our Founder-CEO, Mr. Sandeep: Being a cancer survivor myself, I acknowledge the struggles of people who face these challenges and empathize with them. I also learned first-hand that the dearth of healthcare facilities, poor sanitation, and lack of basic hygiene prevalent in underprivileged communities are global issues that require long term intervention. I believe that primary prevention and patient education should be the utmost priority in addressing these issues.