Daily I come across a number of patients who are financially not well-off to get treated for various diseases. Though governments across the states do have schemes to provide free treatment including surgeries to these people, I found one practical problem where repeated treatments/drugs are needed. Patients do get help but it is often fragmented in nature.
As we might have come across, cost of healthcare and drugs has increased keeping some advanced drugs and patented versions out of reach of common people. They are so costly that some of you reading this might also not be in a position to afford if needed frequently. The situation is further aggravated in Left Wing Extremism affected districts where there is lack of economic development compared to other well-off regions, keeping those out of the reach of the needy people. Somehow I feel this problem needs to be solved or addressed by good donors, good people. This idea struck to me today on a Sunday.
Let us hope there is a network of people/corporates/trusts who can send drugs across to the needy people for free. Let us also have a mechanism to raise such requirement from the local area either through District hospitals or through NGOs or any other mechanism and such requirement shall be verified by any qualified doctor. The donors download the prescriptions uploaded through the website and they check the prescriptions before sending drugs. Here prescriptions are also uploaded from time to time to the web and in advance, say 10-15 days. Delivery of such drugs can be directly made to the person concerned and this avoids any chance of misuse.
Hope some of you reading can bring the above change through CSR, some of you come forward to develop such a website.