February 4, 2022

Hindustan Times

Civic body starts virtual TB clinic for difficult cases

While the panel of doctors will provide opinions within 48 hours, the case studies will be discussed every month in a virtual conference as a knowledge sharing and skill-building exercise...

February 3, 2022

Rising Kashmir

ECHO India & GMC Srinagar start COVID19 vaccination Confidence & Advocacy Programs for HCWs

ECHO India & Government Medical College Srinagar have joined hands for COVID 19 vaccination Confidence & Advocacy Program for the frontline health care workers program, starting first module on 17 February 2022. The Program...

February 2, 2022


ईको में ३०० सी एच ओ का पंजीकरण

हेल्थ एंड वेल्लनेस्स सेंटर (एचडबल्यूसी) में नॉन कम्यूनिकबल डिज़ीज़ (ग़ैर संचारी रोगों) पर नज़र रखने के लिए मंडल के सी एच ओ (कम्यूनिटी हेल्थ ऑफ़िसर) को आनलाइन प्रशिक्षण दिया जाना है

January 6, 2022

Kannada Prabha

COVID-19 Awareness program for the Physically challenged and Disabilities

APD - ECHO India and the Government of Karnataka announce COVID-19 Awareness program for the Physically challenged and Disabilities...

August 2, 2021

APAC News Network

ECHO India Changing the Dynamics of Healthcare In India by Reaching out to Underserved Areas

ECHO India was founded in the year 2008, the expanded form ‘Extension for Community Health Outcomes’ is an NGO in New Delhi. ECHO India is part of a larger movement globally called the ECHO Movement which started in Mexico....

August 1, 2021

The Statesman

Gearing up for the third wave, KMC to compile data on COVID infected

With the apprehension of a third Covid wave causing concern among health experts, the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has decided to conduct a survey in Kolkata, collecting data on patients who have been affected by Covid...

June 2, 2021


📢 The ongoing pandemic has left each of us with many questions, be it vaccine efficacy or COVID’s 3rd wave. If you’re wondering the same, do listen up!

Here's a quick dose of information from Dr (Col.) Kumud Rai, Chairman, ECHO India as he speaks to RJ Akriti from Radio Nasha at 107.2 FM. He answers these questions and more to give you the much-needed clarity.....

May 2, 2021

Punjab News Express

Expert critical care group on Covid completes over one year

CHANDIGARH: An expert critical care group to help Covid patients in Punjab has completed its over one year. It was formed in April, 2020, under the leadership of Dr KK Talwar, Health and Medical Education Advisor to Punjab Government. The Chief Secretary, Ms Vini Mahajan,

April 1, 2021

Financial Express

Teaching the teacher: Telementoring can play a major role in empowering educators in remote areas

This article by Mrs Anuradha Rai emphasizes the need for empowering educators in the current scenario. It also explains the telementoring concept and model to facilitate the training in remote areas..

March 2, 2021

The CSR Journal

State Bank of India CSR Report: Providing Service Beyond Banking

State Bank of India (SBI) is the largest commercial bank in India in terms of assets, deposits, branches, customers, and employees. It is also the largest mortgage lender in India. With a legacy of over 200 years, SBI is an Indian multinational, public sector banking and financial services statutory body. For SBI, the interests of the common man have always remained at the core of its business. The Bank has a strong portfolio of distinctive products & services and leverages technology to deliver and manage them in a personalised and customer-centric way.

February 5, 2021

EconomicsTimes HealthWorld

The Need for Capacity Building in Healthcare

The article authored by Dr (Col.) Kumud Rai talks about the wide disparities in urban-rural healthcare facilities, healthcare workforce, digitalisation and the need for regular mentoring of HCWs....

February 2, 2021

MacArthur Foundation

Learning from the Frontlines: Project ECHO Is Community Engagement

All teach, all learn. This philosophy is the heart of Project ECHO, the global collaborative learning and practice model that has become integral to building the capacity of healthcare workers in India. At ECHO India, we have learned that our healthcare programs’ success often depends on seeking out, listening to, and learning from the experiences and insights of on-the-ground community health workers—especially in rural areas, where access to basic healthcare is limited or non-existent.

January 5, 2021

The Hindu

Getting Ready for Vaccination

The article feature by Dr Rai talks about training more and more healthcare workers to become COVID-19 experts in the way forward, not just for the vaccine, but for the future of our healthcare sector...

October 1, 2020

Forbes India

Covid-19: Leveraging tech to improve affordable healthcare access

The article highlights the importance of digital disruptions in the healthcare sector and the impact of the diverse approaches of ECHO India and ARMMAN foundation, especially during COVID-19...

September 2, 2020

News Room Post

World Heart Day: National Society of Cardiac Nurses inaugurated at ECHO platform

New Delhi: On the occasion of World Heart Day, the National Society of Cardiac Nurses (SOCN) (Registered) was inaugurated by virtual video conferencing at ECHO Platform, which includes all 30 states. This is the first society of Cardiac Nurses at national level.

September 1, 2020

Greater Kashmir

World Rabies Day held at GMC Srinagar

On the occasion of World Rabies Day, Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical College (GMC) Srinagar organsied a webinar, in collaboration with ECHO. The online program, End Rabies: Collaborate, Vaccinate, was inaugurated by Dr S Muhammad Salim Khan, Prof and HOD Community Medicine.

August 1, 2020

Indian Express

Exempt final-year PG medical, nursing students from exams to engage in Covid care: Dr Devi Shetty

We are desperately short of a million doctors and another two million nurses, Dr Shetty said and made a strong pitch for waiving requirements of clinical exams for final-year nursing students and MD students, so that they can manage Covid patients for a year in government and private hospitals.

August 1, 2020

PR NewsWire

ECHO India and Naukri.com launch COVID Healthcare Professionals Initiative to scale up India's response to COVID-19

- More than 10,000 professionals expected to be onboard as a part of the initiative NEW DELHI, Aug. 10, 2020 -- To tackle the challenges imposed by the current coronavirus crisis, ECHO India, a healthcare non-profit, in association with Naukri.com, today virtually launched a unique initiative- COVID Healthcare Professionals (CHP). The initiative aims to bridge the demand and access gap between highly skilled health professionals and healthcare facilities to manage and contain increasing COVID cases across India.

August 1, 2020

Live Mint

Naukri and ECHO India roll out job platform for covid-19 healthcare staff

The move is aimed at meeting the manpower requirement of healthcare sector, which has risen greatly following the onset of covidTill date 69 hospitals have registered on the platform to avail its services. Jobs portal Naukri.com, in collaboration with ECHO India, has launched a platform to help hospitals meet the shortage of healthcare professionals, which poses a challenge before them in tackling the covid-19 caseload.

August 1, 2020

The Hindu

Empower more people to take care of COVID-19 patients: Devi Shetty

India will face an acute shortage of doctors, nurses, and technicians in the next few weeks and months unless the government takes a dramatic decision to empower more people to take care of COVID-19 patients, warned Devi Shetty, Chairman, Narayana Health.

June 2, 2020

The Hindu

Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital celebrates sixth anniversary -Pilot ECHO project launched on the occasion

The sixth anniversary of the Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (HBCH & RC), was celebrated at the hospital premises at Aganampudi here on Tuesday. HBCH & RC, a unit of Tata Memorial Centre, under the Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India, was started as a temporary facility on June 2, 2014, and is operational at its 70-acre sprawling campus.

May 6, 2020

Hindu Business Line

SBI Foundation commits ₹30 crore for Covid relief programmes

SBI Foundation, the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of State Bank of India, has committed ₹30 crore to implement various Covid relief programmes all across India.SBI Foundation, in a statement, said it has geared up to assist in the war against Covid through four interventions -- food relief support; strengthening healthcare infrastructure; capacity building of healthcare workers; and research on Covid related projects in tie-up with IISc

May 6, 2020


ECHO India Strengthens the Public Healthcare System in India by Capacity Building of over 2,00,000 Healthcare Professionals in the Battle Against the COVID-19 Pandemic

ECHO India has partnered with premier government healthcare institutions in its efforts to strengthen the emergency response to COVID-19 with consistent capacity building programs for healthcare professionals including doctors, nurses, ASHA workers and paramedics. The Echo model worldwide harnesses its tele mentoring outreach to upskill healthcare professionals by conducting virtual training sessions with their partners.

April 2, 2020


Cipla stands strong with India in the battle against COVID-19

Cipla Limited (BSE: 500087; NSE: CIPLA EQ; and hereafter referred to as Cipla, today announced an INR 25 crore fund to support the Indian Government's efforts to effectively combat the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes a voluntary donation of approximately INR 3 crore from Cipla employees who have stepped forward in this hour of national need. Through its wide-ranging relief efforts, the Company is focusing on initiatives that have the maximum impact and reach. It is currently supporting public health institutions, frontline healthcare workers, vulnerable patients and communities struggling in the aftermath

April 4, 2020

Ahmedabad Mirror

1k Counsellors To Help You Cope With Covid-19

A disaster of the magnitude of Covid-19 which has ravaged countries all over the world takes a toll on the psyche of the populace that endures it. Gujarat has expertise in the form of trained counsellors and senior doctors who have witnessed the ill-effects of epidemics and natural disasters on the mental health of the population, but it lacks manpower to reach every corner of the State. Realising this, mental health experts here have begun preparing for mass-counselling of citizens.