Sehat Kahani provides Free-of-Cost virtual primary care services during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Pakistan

Sehat Kahani

Introduction

Sehat Kahani is a health-tech social enterprise which aims to empower the entire value-chain of female healthcare providers to leverage quality ICT (Information & Communications Technology) into delivering revolutionary healthcare across Pakistan by focusing on two main domains: 1) Health Consultations and Counselling using a Specialised Telemedicine Platform 2) Health Education and Promotion through specialized preventive care programs.

By utilizing a pool of more than 1,500 PMDC verified doctors, Sehat Kahani creates its state of the art Telemedicine solution which has successfully catered to more than 150,000 patients across Pakistan to date. Clubbed with its community mobilizing team & health education drives, Sehat Kahani has also successfully impacted more than 1,050,000+ people across Pakistan.



COVID-19 Response

In the current COVID-19 pandemic, the country has undergone periodic lockdown and OPD closures. Doctors and hospitals are focused on critical care patients. Sehat Kahani, amidst the crisis, has played an active role in keeping patients at home and giving them access to online doctors for all primary care ailments. Sehat Kahani has proudly partnered with Digital Pakistan (Government of Pakistan) led by SAPM Tania Aidrus to make its Telemedicine application free of cost for all patients for the next 3 months amidst the pandemic. Via our initiative, we have seen more than 20,000 patients in the last 45 days.



Involvement with Yaran e Watan

The Yaran-e-Watan initiative envisions to create a network of the medical workforce, comprising of overseas Pakistani national health professionals to utilize their knowledge and skills to cater to patients in dire need of innovative healthcare solutions in times of the COVID-19 crisis. Sehat Kahani became one of the member telemedicine organizations, to engage more overseas doctors, expanding on our vision to make affordable & convenient healthcare options accessible to every single resident of Pakistan. Being a female-oriented organization, this collaboration also gave us an opportunity to involve male specialists for the duration of our free services, across different unique specializations, to create a larger impact on the healthcare ecosystem.



Volunteer Opportunities

We posted listings for the following areas of expertise, in a primary care setup:

  • Psychologist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Gynecologist
  • Pediatrician
  • Dentist
  • Pulmonologist
  • Infectious Disease Specialist
  • Dermatologist
  • Critical Care Expert
  • Neuro physician
  • Surgeon
  • Nutritionist
  • Ophthalmologists
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Urologists
  • Rheumatologists
  • Internal Medicine
  • ENT
  • Nephrologist
  • Orthopedic
  • Oncologist
  • Gastroenterologist
 

 

 

 

Engagements Update

Under our membership with Yaran-e-Watan, we have received over 65 applications to date, with onboarding 15 doctors in various capacities into our network. The Yaran-e-Watan doctors bring with them years of experience and exceptional knowledge, which they are not only demonstrating by consulting patients over 150 times in over a span of 2 weeks, but they are also assisting us in training our current pool of Sehat Kahani doctors, about global practices.