Currently lifestyle diseases are more threatening than communicable
diseases in our state. The cost of treatment for these diseases is
prohibitively high and therefore Schneider is following an unique "at
your doorstep" preventive healthcare initiative.
Schneider's healthcare workers visit homes in villages and do
on-the-spot blood pressure and urine checks. If any one of the
parameters is out of control then the blood sample is drawn and tested
by qualified doctors, again, at the doorstep of the villagers.
Remedial medicine for hypertension and/or diabetes is provided at
appropriate dosage to the patients at their homes free of cost and
regular periodic follow-up is also done by qualified doctors again at
the doorstep of the villagers.
By keeping the disease identified under control, it is found that over
70% of renal failure, heart attacks needing intervention and strokes are
prevented. The whole process is extremely cost-effective.
Schneider's current program covers 40,000 villagers. Schneider is
expanding this extremely cost-effective, preventive medicare "at your
doorstep programme" to other villages, hoping to cover a larger number
of villagers in the future.