Bengaluru, March 20, 2016: With over 20 years of entrepreneurial experience in the field of healthcare in India and the UK, Dr. Sanjiv Agarwal has a brilliant knack of understanding the healthcare needs of the consumer. The gaps and voids he noticed in diabetes management programs in India led him to establish Diabetacare, a 24×7 diabetes care service that utilizes mobile technology to manage and monitor diabetic patients’ health.
Dr Sanjiv is the Founder and CEO of Diabetacare, a first-to-market service that bridges the gaps in current diabetes management in manner that is efficient, effective and affordable.
Dr Sanjiv began his entrepreneurial journey in healthcare by establishing 4 Ways Healthcare to provide 24*7 Radiology Reporting service to NHS Hospitals across UK. The venture turned out to be a huge success within 6 years of establishment. This marked the beginning of his journey of setting up several successful technology enabled healthcare ventures across UK & India.
Dr Sanjiv then took the initiative to set up provision of core Clinical Dermatology Services to wider NHS in partnership with Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust. The set up involved services starting from development of Dermatology Electronic Medical Record System, Staff training & accreditation programme along with setting up of Clinical Processes & Quality Initiatives.
Glaring gaps in diabetes management programs then led him to turn his attention to diabetes care. He divested from his business in 2012 and invested in a social enterprise ‘Apnee Sehat’, a spinoff of Warwick University Ventures set up to increase awareness of Diabetes among South Asians living in the UK. Under the venture, he has also set up Diabetes Education arm providing UK University Accredited courses for physicians, nurses & nutritionist focusing on Middle East and Indian subcontinent market.
Dr Sanjiv completed his MSc from King’s College in London, while obtained his MBBS, MD at King George’s Medical College, Lucknow. He also has a degree in MBA from Cranfield University. Besides the initiatives taken by him, he is also serving as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and a Member of the Royal College of Physicians.
Despite his deep involvement in diabetes awareness programs and mainstream Primary Care Diabetes Services to wider masses, he spends 20% of his time in Direct Patient care as Clinical Lead in Dermatology for Hertfordshire NHS in the UK.
Corporate Comm India (CCI Newswire)