India Summer 2016: Day 3 – The Center of Bangalore

In 2016 we are leading 4 high school summer trips. You can read all about our Global Innovators trips or get in touch to ask us any questions about the programs. Our 2016 India trip focuses on global healthcare, technology, and innovation. During the trip, students take turns writing a daily blog post to describe their project process and exploration, follow along here. Day 3 was filled with exploration in the Indian healthcare. We had the opportunity to tour the Telerad center in Bangalore, which was the first of its kind. Prior to the arrival we got to experience first hand the city’s traffic by traveling a mere 11 miles in a 2 1/2 bus ride. We even ended up getting out of the bus to walk the last bit because traffic was at a stand still. The walk was able to wake the group up and get us excited for what was to come in the Telerad center.

The Telerad center was a clinic with many speciality doctors and we were able to tour the offices to see just exactly went on. We were delighted to be able to meet the founder of Telerad, Dr. Suni . She was excited to see us and answer any questions we had.

Later on in the day, we went out to dinner with Matt, who has been in the process of starting a business in India. His focus is on making sure pregnant woman get enough iron in their systems for the baby to grow up properly. His product is a biscuit that replaces a pill because Indian woman often don’t take there pills. Matt was able to us about the process of starting a business and just how difficult it can be , especially in a different country.

These meetings were the perfect combination of business and health to build us a strong foundation for our projects and to prepare us for for what lies ahead. We learned that Telerad is a way for hospitals around the world to send x-rays to Bangalore Telerad Center and get them analyzed with a turn around time of 30 minutes. This is a very beneficial program because often times radiologists don’t work all day in hospitals, so Telerad gives them access to a radiologist that does.

Today was full of experience, adventure, and knowledge. Can’t wait to see were this trip takes us!

-Kelsey Kesel