Gramin Healthcare

Envision rural healthcare ecosystems to enable accessable, affordable and quality healthcare for rural underserved population

Project start date : 15/09/2015

Last updated : 16/03/2022

Beneficiary country : India

Healthcare themes targeted

  • Primary healthcare
  • Cancer
  • Oral health
  • Other

Fields of application

  • Health professional training
  • Telemedicine (remote diagnosis and consultations)
  • Information, education and communication for behaviour change (IEC)
  • Patient monitoring and medical data
  • Financial access to care, microinsurance

Stage of development

  • Routine project/operational

Financing method

  • Private (private investors, crowdfunding, philanthropy, etc.)

Area where the project is utilised

  • National (in one country only)

Economic model(s)

  • Income generated by beneficiaries
  • Revenue generated by the beneficiaries/healthcare facilities

Target audience

  • Healthcare professionals and structures (hospitals, healthcare centres/clinics, health networks)
  • Entire population
  • Sick people
  • Patient family/entourage

Project objectives

  • Decreased mortality
  • Decreased morbidity
  • Reduced suffering
  • Improved treatment
  • Other (please explain)

Materials used

  • Cellular (mobile) phone
  • Smartphone
  • Tablet
  • Computer
  • Connected objects

Technologies used

  • Mobile telecommunications (without data connection)
  • Internet
  • Geolocation
  • Mobile app (Android, iOS, Windows Phone, HTML5, etc.)

Offline use


Open source


Open data


Independent evaluation

Yes, evaluated independently

About the sponsor

Gramin Health Care

Gramin Health Care (GHC) is an inclusive business model that is accelerating last mile health delivery through Assisted Telemedicine. Through a unique combination of Technology and Walk-in-Health Centres, GHC has been creating access in underserved rural pockets. GHC also enables healthcare financing, community ownership and social behaviour change by developing an ecosystem around the access. This includes creating affordability through prepaid coverage annual family health cards, creating outreach through biweekly health camps, and by developing a rural service delivery chain of Village Health Ambassadors. The technology platform enables doctor consultation at every doorstep, capturing the citizen health information via Electronic Health Records, whereas the walk-in-health centres ensures that linkages are created in the healthcare continuum through locally recruited and trained healthcare professionals. Today there 120+ Walk-in-Health Centres (known as Gramin Health Centres) present across 7 states in India : Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. GHC has also started a cluster model in which 7-10 health centres have a hub, polyclinic which stations inhouse doctors, full fledged pharmacy, advanced diagnostics and other specialised treatments. Gramin has also been creating multi stakeholder partnerships with Private-Public and people to create a holistic healthcare system. Through various strategic alliances citizens now have healthcare at a distance they can travel, at a cost they can afford and with dignity they deserve.

Sector : Industrial (Startups, enterprises, etc.)

Country of origin :

Contact : Sponsor website Project website


  • Indian Farmer & Fertilizer Co-operative

    Industrial (Startups, enterprises, etc.)

  • Gov of Haryana

    Institutions (Communities, public authorities, NGOs, foundations, etc.)

  • District Administration of Panipat

    Healthcare (professionals and structures)

  • Roche India

    Healthcare (professionals and structures)

  • Novartis Social Business

    Institutions (Communities, public authorities, NGOs, foundations, etc.)

  • Government of India's citizen