C-CAMP’s Bold Move to Transform Karnataka’s Health System – Check it out now

In a significant development, the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP), a high-tech innovation center based in Bengaluru, has teamed up with the Department of Health and Family Welfare of the Government of Karnataka.

Their goal is to enhance the state’s public health infrastructure by employing innovative and homegrown health solutions. This collaboration aims to identify, implement, and integrate cutting-edge health technologies across urban and rural healthcare centers, from primary to tertiary care. Recently, Dr. Taslimarif Saiyed, Director-CEO of C-CAMP, and D. Randeep, IAS, Karnataka’s Health Commissioner, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for this relationship. The formal announcement was made in the presence of Dinesh Gundu Rao, the Health Minister of Karnataka, who visited C-CAMP’s innovation ecosystem to finalize the partnership.

Minister Dinesh Gundu Rao emphasized the importance of improved diagnostics and screening at the grassroots level to prevent diseases and detect them early. These efforts will be focused on aspirational districts and the promotion of locally developed technologies.

Nearly 300 cutting-edge healthcare technologies, including those in the fields of maternal and child health, non-communicable illnesses, infectious diseases, antibiotic resistance, diagnostics, and digital health, have

historically been supported by C-CAMP. While the organization has previously collaborated with the Government of Karnataka’s Department of IT and BT to foster innovation in early-stage startups, this partnership with the Department of Health and Family Welfare will shift the focus toward implementing market-ready health technologies that are relevant to the public.

Dr. Taslimarif Saiyed expressed enthusiasm about translating scientific advancements into practical healthcare solutions, particularly for the 30% of the Indian population still reliant on the public health system. The alliance hopes to have a significant effect, advance medical results, and save lives.

D. Randeep, IAS, the Commissioner of Health & Family Welfare in Karnataka, highlighted the department’s commitment to innovative partnerships with C-CAMP. Their goal is to introduce locally relevant health solutions, strengthen healthcare outreach programs, and enhance doorstep healthcare services using advanced screening, diagnostics, and other healthcare interventions.

Dr. Naveen Bhat, the Mission Director of the National Health Mission (NHM) in Karnataka, discussed the potential integration of C-CAMP’s state-of-the-art medical devices and innovations across various health departments. This integration is expected to address unmet healthcare needs in Karnataka and provide a technological boost to the health sector.

Under this agreement, C-CAMP will closely collaborate with the National Health Mission and the Directorate of Health and Family Welfare Services in Karnataka to identify critical gaps in the state’s public healthcare system. Their initiatives will encompass pilot programs and the widespread deployment of locally developed innovative solutions, ultimately helping Karnataka achieve its healthcare objectives.