iKure Techsoft

IMPACT

20+

iCHAs trained & deployed

1800+

provided healthcare services through health camps

3314

people benefitted

Geographical Focus
  • Jharkhand, West Bengal, and Odisha
Potential Impact
  • Train & Deploy

    100

    iCHAs
  • Reach

    5,00,000

    Direct Beneficiaries

Samridh support

SAMRIDH’s financial assistance, through Recoverable Grants, is enabling iKure to enhance its operations by training and deploying 100 Community Health Assistants (iCHAs) in underserved regions. The support also helps iKure address working capital gaps for projects like MSD Phase 2 and Act Phase 2, demonstrating a shared commitment to improving healthcare accessibility in India. Covering iKure’s operational expenditures for seven months, SAMRIDH’s support has also enabled the organization to raise additional commercial capital, achieving a ~6x leverage over the committed funds.

3.8:1 is the urban-to-rural doctor ratio in India, indicating a significant disparity.[1]
Only 33% of India’s health workers and 27% of its doctors cater to rural areas[2]
~290 functional PHCs and 2,800 doctors serve Jharkhand’s 3.29 crore population.[3]
915 functional PHCs serve West Bengal’s 10 crore population.[4]
1,288 functional PHCs serve Odisha’s 4.5 crore population.[5]

India’s rural healthcare landscape is riddled with challenges, including severe scarcity of medical infrastructure and personnel. Remote villages often lack basic Primary Health Centers (PHCs), forcing residents to travel long distances for minor medical needs. This is compounded by a shortage of doctors and nurses, especially specialists, in these regions.

Furthermore, high out-of-pocket healthcare expenses push countless families into poverty each year, forcing them to choose between medical treatment and basic necessities. This financial burden discourages preventive care and timely interventions, worsening health issues over time.

States like Jharkhand, West Bengal, and Odisha with a combined population accounting for over 13% of India’s population exemplify this crisis, with few functional PHCs struggling to serve such a large population. Inadequate staffing at these facilities results in limited operational hours, equipment shortages, and strained capacity to handle emergencies, leaving millions without essential medical services.


[1]Admin 2023. “Universal health coverage (UHC).” Who.int. October 5, 2023.

[2]User, Super. 2024. “Health care: claims and reality.” April 29, 2024.

[3]Pandey, Gaurav. 2021. “Jharkhand Has Only 291 Functional PHCs, 2,800 Doctors for 3.29 Crore People: Report.” The Times of India, March 15, 2021.

[4]Number of Primary Healthcare Centers in Rural India 2022, by State.” Statista.July 26, 2023.

[5]Number of Primary Healthcare Centers in Rural India 2022, by State.” Statista.July 26, 2023

iKure Techsoft is a population health management company providing innovative, affordable, accessible, and high-quality primary healthcare and preventive services to underserved communities across India. The organization addresses critical healthcare challenges through a strategic blend of health outreach initiatives, capacity building for frontline health workers, and technology interventions. For capacity-building initiatives, iKure handpicks, trains, and deploys Community Health Assistants (iCHAs) from within the communities and measures the training outcomes on metrics like improved disease diagnosis and better provision of services.