What does Erfolg Life Sciences do?
Erfolg is committed to building a healthy and productive India. Since the 70 % of the Indian population
residing in rural areas has little access to quality health care, Erfolg
has decided to recreate an affordable and quality medical ecosystem that caters to this section of society.
How is ShubhaArogya linked to Erfolg?
While Erfolg Life Sciences is the name under which the company is registered,
ShubhaArogya is the health care solution put together by Erfolg for rural India.
How many branches does Erfolg have?
Erfolg has six ShubhAarogya E-clinics in six Mandals along coastal Andhra Pradesh. We have 18 Rural Health Coordinators,
6 nurses and 5 pharmacists servicing 131 villages in these mandals.
How many states does Erfolg operate in?
Erfolf is presently operating in only Andha Pradesh. We will be extending services into Telengana in the next phase.
How many patient profiles has Erfolg enrolled?
This is a constantly changing figure since our field staff visits each village once every week. However, to date,
we have profiles of 10 % of the target population.
What is the legal status of the company?
Erfolg is a closely held Private Limited company.
How does Erfolg source the medicines?
Erfolg has tied up with three generic drug manufacturers who supply low-cost medicine.
We have procured wholesale and retail pharma licenses for medicine distribution
and in-house pharmacists who manage our pharmacies and last-mile distribution of drugs.
Can rural India afford health care services?
According to Government data, 86% of rural population and 82% of urban population are not covered
under any scheme of health expenditure support. Cumulatively 30% of the total health expenditure is incurred by the public sector,
the rest of the health expenditure, i.e. approximately 70% is borne by consumers.
Household health expenditures include out of pocket expenditures (95%) and insurance (5%). Out of pocket expenditures– the
payments made directly by individuals at the point of services that are not covered under any financial protection scheme– dominate.
The highest percentage of out of pocket health expenditure (52%) is made towards medicines
According to Government data, more than 17% of Indian population spends at least 10% of household budgets for health services.
The ShubhAarogya model aims to make quality health care more accessible and affordable by
reaching the doorsteps of rural homes and by negotiating better rates with medical practitioners and drug manufacturers.
Why would rural people use ShubhAarogya services when free government facilities are available?
ShubhAarogya services are delivered by trained healthcare professionals at patients’ doorsteps saving them time,
effort and very often loss of daily wages or earnings. ShubhAarogya also helps them with instant medical
testing results and video consultations with qualified and experienced doctors saving them enormous
amount of time.
How are ShubhAarogya services priced? How do they compare with similar services available to rural India?
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