Across India, many underprivileged people don’t have access to medicines which often leads to even common illnesses sometimes posing severe life risk.
Eleven-year-old Yuvraj Shah from Kolkata has created an app that can significantly improve healthcare for the underprivileged by helping them access expensive medicines easily.
One day, Yuvraj noticed that his grandfather’s medicine was not being used after he finished the required dosage and realized that many unused medicines could save lives when he saw leftover medicines being thrown out after the expiry date.
Usually, a doctor prescribes medicines to a patient for the complete course of treatment that may last several weeks. The patient goes and buys medicines from the pharmacy for the entire course of treatment. However, in most of the cases, the patient gets cured before he consumes the entire set of medicines and stops taking the medicines as soon as he or she gets cured. This leads to a lot of unused medicines in every household.