Dr Sayantani Bhattacharjee
. India . joined August, 2022

Dr Sayantani Bhattacharjee

About

During the last COVID-19 scenario in India, the urban healthcare infrastructures received a lot of attention and support from various avenues but their rural counterparts suffered the most. Even if the COVID scare wasn’t the only thing that led to the jeopardizing of the rural healthcare system, absence of doctors and paramedical personnel in the rural hospitals and dispensaries led to no treatment of even routine cases including pregnant mothers and children. Also the lockdown meant that people couldn’t travel to cities for treatment as there was no transportation available. Many lost their lives just because no vehicle could be arranged to take them to a hospital. This condition inspired Dr Sayantani Bhattacharjee, a gynaecologist based in Guwahati, to give up a lucrative urban career, and to start a healthcare organization in rural Assam that would provide affordable, accessible, convenient, sustainable and quality-driven primary healthcare services to all, at the last mile. The key idea was to establish the urban concept of “Polyclinic – all services under one roof” in rural areas so that people would not have to depend on difficult logistics to receive primary healthcare, so that nobody was left to die, just because s/he didn’t live in a city. Thus was born “Better Life – Healthcare at the Last Mile”– a for-profit, primary healthcare driven medical centre that includes a multi specialty family clinic, diagnostic centre, day care and pharmacy. Better Life envisions establishing a chain of such multi-facility, primary health care clinics that are committed to deliver affordable preventive and curative services to all, in last mile areas across the North East. Dr Sayantani Bhattacharjee is a gynaecologist & holds a MBA degree in Healthcare Management. She has a rich cross functional experience of 17 years of working with various kinds of healthcare organizations, both at the grass-root and corporate levels. She has been in top leadership positions in various corporate hospitals in West Bengal and Assam. She is extremely passionate about last mile healthcare and truly believes that small, innovative efforts can create a phenomenal impact in this sector. She is the founder and CEO of “Better Life – Healthcare at the Last Mile”. This organization is based in the tea garden corridor of lower Assam and envisions providing affordable, accessible, convenient, sustainable and quality-driven primary healthcare services to all, at the last mile. She envisions footprints of this enterprise all across North - Eastern India.

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    • City :
    • Udalguri

    • State :
    • Assam

    • Category :
    • Doctor

    • Email ID:
    • drsayantani@gmail.com

    • Profession:
    • Doctor

    • Education
    • MBBS, Res (Obstetrics and gynaecology), MBA (health care management), Fellowship in Adult and Child Psychology (NHCA Singapore)

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Project Details

 Better Life – Healthcare at the Last Mile”– is a for-profit, primary healthcare driven medical centre that includes a multi specialty family clinic, diagnostic centre, day care and pharmacy. Better Life envisions establishing a chain of such multi-facility, primary health care clinics that are committed to deliver affordable preventive and curative services to all, in last mile areas across the North East.

 
Location: Paneri village, District – Udalguri, Assam (102 kms away from Guwahati city) – one of the major tea garden corridors of Lower Assam.

Achievements

 At Better Life, we are driven by service par excellence and we take pride in being able to establish many things that are first of its kind in this entire region. The inspiration remains the same – raising the standards of rural healthcare at par with its urban counterpart. 

 
Some of the “First Ever” are as follows:-
1ST Woman’s Health Camp held
Fetal Anomaly Scan – a special scan to identify any congenital defects in a baby inside the mother’s womb – the first ever in Udalguri
Women’s Health Package – inaugurated on International Women’s Day – first ever in Udalguri
Introduced INJECTABLE CONTRACEPTIVE – the first ever in Udalguri
Collaborated with FITBHIM – for children’s nutrition - first ever in Udalguri
Collaborated with NGO “Sadichsa” – empowering women to make masks
Inauguration of our OXYGEN CONCENTRATOR MACHINE---- the first ever in Udalguri
Introducing COVID IMMUNE CARE PACK to fight Corona
TROP I TEST – For heart attack patients - the first ever in Udalguri
PAP SMEAR TEST FOR CERVICAL CANCER SCREENING - the first ever in Udalguri
Typhoid Vaccination drive - the first ever in Udalguri
Introduced BL PRO +  -  our own brand of protein supplement powders, that aims to provide nutritional supplements to cater to nutritional disorders among people of all ages here, at an affordable cost.
 
Health packages for Men, Women, Kids and Diabetics - the first ever in Udalguri
Started FREE DIET CHARTS provided for chronic illnesses like hypertension, diabetes, kidney patients, etc
Recognized as DOTS CARE CENTRE for TUBERCULOSIS patients by the Govt of Assam - the first private healthcare organization to receive this ever in Udalguri
Started pick up and drop vehicles for patients - the first ever in Udalguri
Introduced HOME COLLECTION FACILITY FOR BLOOD SAMPLES for the benefit of patients
 
Started our Round the Clock 24 x 7 service from Sept 1
Better Life Pharmacy  becomes the first ever Night Pharmacy in this region
Started LOYALTY DISCOUNT PROGRAME - the first ever in Udalguri – AT Better Life Pharmacy
 
 
Our Achievements :-
 
Served more than 6500 beneficiaries till date
We have the biggest pharmacy in this region 
More than 3000 Ultrasounds done so far
More than 1500 ECGs done so far
 
Challenges that we face:-
Lack of basic amenities like drinking water, internet connectivity and electricity
Difficult logistics
Local quacks and their malpractices
Lack of education
Superstitions of various kinds among the tribal people here
A challenging political scenario with a history of insurgency
Absence of skilled workforce
Being a businesswoman in a male dominated society
 
Dr Bhattacharjee was awareded the "Entrepreneur of the Year (Health care)" in 2021 for her unique efforts.

Complete Business Details

 Facilities available :-

DOCTOR CONSULTATION | PATHOLOGY | ULTRASOUND (EVERY SUNDAY) |24 X 7  ECG | HEALTH CHECKS | 24 X 7 PHARMACY | NEBULIZATION | INJECTION SERVICES | OXYGEN | TREATMENT ROOM | VACCINATION | DIETITIAN| EYE CLINIC|PHYSIOTHERAPY | IUD INSERTION | FAMILY PLANNNG & CONTRACEPTION SERVICES | DIABETES & HYPERTENSION MANAGEMENT | ANTENATAL CHECK UP | LABOR ROOM |AMBULANCE SERVICES | 24 X 7 EMERGENCY CARE| 
HOME COLLECTION OF BLOOD SAMPLES AVAILABLE
 
 Founder: Dr Sayantani Bhattacharjee is a gynaecologist & holds a MBA degree in Healthcare Management. She has a rich cross functional experience of 17 years of working with various kinds of healthcare organizations, both at the grass-root and corporate levels. She has been in top leadership positions in various corporate hospitals in West Bengal and Assam.
 
She is extremely passionate about last mile healthcare and truly believes that small, innovative efforts can create a phenomenal impact in this sector. She is the founder and CEO of “Better Life – Healthcare at the Last Mile”. This organization is based in the tea garden corridor of lower Assam and envisions providing affordable, accessible, convenient, sustainable and quality-driven primary healthcare services to all, at the last mile. She envisions footprints of this enterprise all across North - Eastern India.

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