Each Karma Clinic has an android-based tablet (with an in-built webcam and mobile based Internet Connection), wireless printer, external speaker and other clinical equipment.
A community health worker (CHW), who is a nursing staff is employed at this clinic. When a patient walks in to a clinic, the CHW asks patient about his/her symptoms, records vital parameters and facilitates a video consultation between the patient and a physician.The physician examines the patient, gives consultation and writes a prescription. The prescription is then digitally signed and emailed to the clinic. The CHW at the rural health center prints the prescription, dispenses and explains the dosage to patient. Medicines are provided free-of-cost (only at the prescription of the physician).
a. Detection, treatment and prevention of TB. b. Over-the-counter medicines and supplements to treat side-effects of TB drugs. c. Detection + treatment/ management of diabetes and heart diseases e. Detection of mental health problems f. Contraceptives g. Vaccination h. Iron supplements to pregnant women i. Oral Rehydration Salt to prevent deaths of children from diarrhea + dehydration j. Nutritional supplements + non-perishable food for the malnourished. 2. Financial Services a. National Pension Scheme – Lite: a pension scheme for the poor that is subsidized by the Government of India, which matches beneficiaries’ contribution 100% (up to Rs. 1000 = $16, pa). OpASHA provides this service in collaboration with a sister social business. b. Micro-Accident Insurance. 3. High quality drinking water and reading glasses at affordable prices4. OpASHA provides jobs to slum dwellers who work as providers and community partners.