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IIHMR Startups Inks MoU with BMCHRC & HCG Hospitals to Drive Healthcare Entrepreneurship in Jaipur

Written by : Nikita Saha

May 20, 2024

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The primary focus will be on clinical research, device validation, technology deployment, and extensive assistance for corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives.

IIHMR Startups, a venture of the IIHMR Foundation, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with both Bhagwan Mahaveer Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (BMCHRC) and HCG Hospitals in Jaipur.

These strategic collaborations aim to offer essential support and growth opportunities for healthcare startups.

Key areas of focus will include clinical research, device validation, technology implementation, and comprehensive support for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives.

The primary focus will be on clinical research, device validation, technology deployment, and extensive assistance for corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives.

Sharing thoughts, Dr PR Sodani, cofounder, IIHMR Foundation, said, “This merger will prove to be an excellent stride between academic know-how and industry innovation. Together we will create enticing opportunities for budding entrepreneurs and significantly contribute to the society.”

He further added that this collaboration with Bhagwan Mahaveer Cancer Hospital & HCG Hospital will allow both institutes to exchange expertise & resources, and further build on each other’s strength

A joint statement from the leaders of the involved organizations Dr SC Pareek, executive director- BMCHRC, and Dr Bharat Rajpurohit, COO- HCG Hospital, Jaipur underscores the significance of these partnerships.

"By combining our expertise and resources, we aim to create an environment where start-ups can thrive and achieve remarkable growth. Together, we will drive innovation, support emerging entrepreneurs, and contribute to economic development," mentioned the joint statement.

On the collaboration, Puneet Datta, CEO, IIHMR Foundation, stated, "These alliances are instrumental in our mission to support and empower healthcare start-ups. Together, we will drive innovation and create meaningful impacts across various industries."

IIHMR’s Latest Developments

Last month, Jaipur’s IIHMR University launched its first-ever certificate course on digital health for aspiring professionals interested in the digital healthcare ecosystem.

With this move, IIHMR seeks to develop healthcare professionals with an understanding of digital health innovations. This will help in enhancing the performance of health systems while keeping availability, affordability, and quality of healthcare services as top priorities.

In a similar development, UNICEF India, the International Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR) Delhi, and the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) jointly launched a comprehensive health course.

The collaboration sought to address the growing need for digital health education and bridge the gap in training among healthcare professionals.

The 'Digital Health Enterprise Planning Course' is a 10-week online program designed to equip healthcare professionals with the skills necessary to support the digital transformation of the healthcare sector.

It begins with understanding the intersection of digital technology and healthcare, progressing through planning national digital health systems, integrating digital interventions, executing enterprise plans, and addressing governance and regulatory issues.

The course concludes with a module on the future of digital health, providing participants with a comprehensive understanding of the subject matter.


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