Muthoot Microfin has partnered with M-SWASTH to establish e-clinics at its branches to provide rural India with accessible and affordable healthcare. Across the initial phase, the MFI opened 12 e-clinics in Kerala, Bihar, Jharkhand, and Uttar Pradesh.
According to the WHO, everyone, including people and communities, should get the healthcare they need regardless of their financial situation. When it comes to healthcare, people in rural areas are often underserved. Muthoot Microfin and M-SWASTH have partnered up to start e-clinics in distant regions across India to address this issue with a unique and revolutionary e-clinic strategy that uses technology.
E-clinics are specially built compact kiosks equipped with a tablet or laptop for a video consultation with a doctor and medical equipment for a basic vitals check-up, such as temperature, blood pressure, weight, blood sugar, etc., blood count, and other vital signs. It is a basic and straightforward method of obtaining medical treatment that is economical and rapid and reaches rural areas. The customer and her entire family are welcome to use the facility.
Asha employees will operate the e-clinics, and dedicated staff will be stationed across the Muthoot Microfin branch.
Sadaf Sayeed, CEO of Muthoot Microfin, stated, “We are already addressing the ‘WASH’ related challenges of our customers. This is another remarkable step taking the most advanced and digital health facilities to our customers from the remote, rural villages of India. The people from such places deserve to have the advantages of evolving advancements in the health sector. Our plan is to open the e-clinics in all our branches and hope, this will have a great impact on health and awareness of our customers and the rural India.”