National, 17th January: EzeRx, a pioneering MedTech company committed to making healthcare accessible and affordable, organized an interactive workshop titled “Roadmap for Combating Anemia and Malnutrition in Bihar” in association with the PATH. The workshop, which took place on January 12, 2023, at Hotel Maurya, Patna, Bihar, was attended by esteemed government officials and dignitaries like Dr Shri Niwas Prasad, State Programme Officer, Anemia Mukt Bharat, and Shri Sanjay Kumar Singh (IAS), Secretary, Health, Government of Bihar. Other delegates also included Shri Rahul Kumar (IAS), CEO and Mission Director, JEEViKA, and Dr Anchita Patil, Lead, MNCH, India Country Office, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Aligned completely with the Anemia Mukt Bharat mission, the event also showcased EzeRx’s flagship product, ‘EzeCheck,’ the world’s first ICMR-validated non-invasive hemoglobin screening device, to policymakers and influencers from the state. With the ability to conduct instant anemia tests with more than 90% accuracy, EzeCheck enables quick identification of anemia among both urban and rural populations.
Partha Pratim Das Mahapatra, Founder and CEO, EzeRx said, “Anemia has been holding back India’s socioeconomic progress for far too long without the availability of an accessible and affordable diagnosis. We are honoured to introduce health leaders in Bihar to EzeCheck, which can truly drive mass anemia screening across communities, helping position the state as a benchmark for holistic public health. We sincerely hope EzeCheck’s availability will give wings to the Anemia Mukt Bharat campaign and usher in a future where anemia is no longer a silent public health threat.”
EzeRx has already screened over 12.6 million Indians for anemia, enabling timely treatment for over 5 lakh people identified with critically low hemoglobin levels. Prior to the Patna workshop, the company trained self-help groups and frontline health workers from Assam, Chhattisgarh, and Odisha on efficiently operating EzeCheck.