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“Role of ICT in poverty reduction by addressing human sufferings”. About Us.
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We (Nahak Overseas Ltd) are the Concept Providers and Implementers. We have provided innovative concepts and models to solve and reduce human sufferings, on two of the most vital factors concerning human health, namely Blood and Eyes, with the help of ICT and networking, which have produced amazing results
As we proceed further with our story, it could be seen how the entire operation revolves, around ICT and networking application, and in what manner it has helped us, succeed in our mission
We have also provided the concept for Highway accident victims rescue
In a developing economy, the problems of healthcare are what we have mentioned earlier rather than lack of scientific and technical breakthroughs. This is well testified by the three healthcare issues that we wish to address:
· A) Shortage of Blood in a large number of cases and running around
frantically by the patient’s relatives,
B) Corneal Blindness for millions in developing countries, and
C) Death or permanent disability for a large number of accident victims
due to lack of timely treatment
- Componenting is used effectively
- Differential demand-supply gap is balanced through networking and ICT
Worked out the demand and supply gap by
- Locating different supply and demand pockets I.e Metro cities and rural areas
- Worked out logistics and demand-supply system
- Proposed networking of blood banks thru ICT
- Managing the information handling for the smooth operation
- Attended to various operational issues like accounting between banks, quality assurance etc
Basis: Information exchange thru ICT
- Understanding amongst all the blood banks to co-operate with each
other through Networking and ICT
- Provide all donors the same services and facilities
- Regional, National and Global reach, harness amazing reach of Internet
and Communication technologies
Here ICT and networking places a major role, as we are linking the donors – blood banks. We are collecting and processing information, of regular demand and supply gap, and accordingly bridging it by use of ICT (like computers – telephone – fax – mobiles) and networking of blood banks.
The information regarding the availability of blood stocks or any other blood related issues would be provided absolutely free of cost, to the people.
Also, the donors are going to get immediate assistance, about the nearest availability of blood, in case of emergency, by internet or telephone. This will be a big assurance and relief, to the otherwise harassed relatives of the patient. Moreover, this would avoid the likely chaos, and the public appeal for emergency Blood Donations
We believe that Internet Portal is the right solution for this, since it would provide a platform, for bringing various Stakeholders under one umbrella and additional advantages of providing necessary services to the members, like
- e-mail id’s to all members,
- creating a data base for blood banks, voluntary organizations,
hospitals, blood transfusion and related issues,
- easy access to stocks of blood, online requisition forms
All these activities will help in creating a Knowledge Bank, and Information warehouse on Blood, Blood Transfusion, and related issues management, so as to address global blood related problems in coming future, in synergy with various world bodies
Eradication of Corneal Blindness in world and spreading eye-care awareness by the application of Information and Communication Technology(ICT) and networking
India has an annual demand of approximately 4,00,000 corneas. Whereas the fact remains, that as against this requirement, only 14,000, corneas are collected in a year
This situation prevails, in spite of the known fact, that a corneal blind person, can get a normal eye sight, if the defective cornea is replaced, by a healthy human cornea
So, eradication of corneal blindness is possible, provided corrective measures are taken, in the right direction
We observed that there are many obstacles in the whole process. They are
- lack of awareness and importance of eye donations
- religious superstitions
- family emotions prevailing, at the time of death. Their consent is
required even though the eye is pledged
- critical time factor, related to this activity. Have to be done within 3 to 4
hours of death the donor by a medical practitioner only
- retrieved corneas have to be preserved properly, to reach the Eye
Bank, within the stipulated time frame of 6 hours, after the death of
We started our activity working with one of the leading charitable institute - Rotary Eye Institute (REI), who carries out, on an average 1,700 corneal transplantation surgeries, during the year
We are offering our services, in the areas of ICT and Networking, for increased eye donations, and better management of corneas demand and supply
The awareness for eye donations, is done by organizing regular eye donation camps and by spreading the message across in schools, colleges and institutions. Also by conducting free eye check-up camps, at the various industrial establishments. This activity has resulted in increased number of eye donations
The knowledge management and bank for eyes, has helped in creating an information warehouse, for various issues related to eye care, like eradication of corneal blindness, corneal removal, storage and transplantation of corneas, regulations and standards, transplantation related problems, donor awareness, and cooperation amongst eye banks, demand and supply gap etc
Another important role is to share knowledge, experience and problems with various world bodies working on the same subject
This is all possible due to the reach and power of ICT technologies
Each eye bank maintains a list of needy recipients and donors, as well as an account of corneas received and given, which in turn is reported to the co-ordination center which is run by us. This activity helps us in balancing the right formula, between demand and supply and their logistics. It also ensures the optimum supply of cornea so that it doesn’t get spoiled, and in the process, it helps in creating the much needed awareness, for eye donations
Advantages for the eye banks are
- they can motivate the donors through awareness campaigns
- can seek help in case of shortage / excess of supply
- improve their services and credibility, in terms of enhanced services
- better information and knowledge for running their banks are available
all thru ICT and networking
While going through the entire process, it was felt necessary, that in order to establish a greater awareness and keenness to pledge for eye donation from the prospective eye donors, there is a need to involve a religious sect or organization working at grass root level who can influence peoples’ thinking and mindset
There are many religions running in India and when an appeal comes from the religious head working with the masses, which has huge number of followers, it has got a positive ripple effect
So we approached a religious sect, known as Yogi Divine Society, and requested their Swami (Priest), soliciting their help, to spread the message across in villages of their presence
Accordingly, we created a network of approximately 600 volunteers / motivators within their sect, who covered 600 villages, and started mass contacts and motivation process. They in turn got employment in their area which then reduced the poverty
The village community being very sensitive to religion, the appeal from the religious head worked, and it had the desired results. More and more people have come forward to register for eye donations and patients started getting corneas to remove their blindness
With the effective use of ICT and Networking, it is possible to manage the above activities, which was impossible to manage earlier, due to restricted time factor
There is a great importance of ICT as a great extent of work is needed to be done for co-ordination, managing the smooth flow of activity and creating knowledge database and management is required, so that effective results are generated and work can be replicated in other geographic domains and other countries also, working on the local constraints. ICT has the same application and work as mentioned in blood bank project
Last year 1,872 persons died on the National Highway No.8 in the state of Gujarat alone, on account of the road accidents. Out of these, only 207 persons died on the spot.
The remaining 1,665 persons died due to the fact, that no medical treatment was made available to them, within the initial first hour, since the time they met with an accident.
If only they were treated within that crucial period of one hour immediately after the accident occurred, most of them would have survived, getting a fresh lease of life. But since they did not get the required medical treatment in time, they succumbed to their injuries. This is not only astonishing but also equally agonizing.
And this is where it brings us to the very vital aspect of this highway rescue project. Our aim is to ensure that no human life is lost, due to the delay in getting a medical treatment
The various studies that are carried out on this aspect, reveal the fact that in more than 80% of cases, the life of the accident victims could have been saved, if only they had received the medical treatment within one hour from the time of accident
It is, therefore, our aim to ensure that no human life is lost, due to the non-availability of medical treatment within the crucial period of one hour from the time the accident takes place
Keeping this aspect in mind, we have created an exhaustive network of 67+ Ambulance Providers, Hospitals, Government Organizations and NGOs who are actively involved in such kind of rescue operations. We have made this facility available, on the stretch of 715 kms of National Highway, passing through the state of Gujarat
The modus operandi of the project is that the entire stretch of 715 kms. of the National Highway has been mapped, taking in to account even the smallest details. A Central Control Room, incorporating the required systems to spot the exact location of the accident and also the necessary communication facility, has been set up. All along the National Highway at a distance of every 5 kms. there are Kiosks on both sides of the roads, there are Posters which are displayed at STD booths, Petrol Pumps, Eating Joints, and also in all the Buses. The Kiosks and Posters provide a very useful information to the Highway Users, regarding the Central Control Room, and also the important telephone numbers
On having received the distress phone call, the central control room will swing in to action. It will get in touch with the nearest hospital and the ambulance service provider - as far as possible within the radius of 5 kms. from the accident site. Based on the communication with the control room, the nearest available ambulance will be rushed to the location of the accident, and carry the suffering persons to the nearest hospital, where the necessary medical treatment will be made available to them.
This project works on ICT principle, using telephones and mobile phones.
This project has saved 435 live and 600+ limbs of victims in last 18 months.
The project is self-sustaining and the revenue model comes from advertisements, corporate donation and victims’ contribution
We are of the opinion, that every problem is an opportunity in disguise. An out of the box solution including modern day problems, business / economics concepts, knowledge management ideas and concepts, creative thinking, ICT technologies, creating self-sustaining revenue model involving various stakeholders and networking principles, we can address to most of the nagging problems of the world
This also alleviates the human sufferings, generates employment, reduces poverty and creates wealth by devising novel developmental services and opportunities, involving multi-stakeholder partnerships
This is only due to wide spread reach of the project by ICT and networking and making it available to the poorest or inaccessible people in remotest area
Nahak Overseas Ltd