Bengaluru, 28th September, 2022: Niramai, the innovative health-tech Indian company which has developed the world-renowned radiation-free, automated and non-invasive breast cancer screening test has launched a new initiative in the October Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Now, community healthcare providers, NGOs and public health workers who are conducting health awareness talks can also perform screening camps in conjunction. This new initiative offers “Easy Launch Kits” for breast cancer screening as a special ‘Starter Kit’ for socially concerned organizations enabling them to provide accurate breast cancer screening services by spending just Rs 1000 per day. This kit enables partner cancer societies, hospitals, diagnostic centers, and NGOs to provide Niramai’s automated breast cancer screening service for unlimited monthly screenings to triage population and identify patients with high suspicion of breast malignancy. This limited period offer with bookings available from 1st – 31st October on ‘First come first serve basis’, will help screenings become accessible and affordable to more women.
Dr. Geetha Manjunath, CEO & Founder, Niramai, said, “It is extremely crucial to encourage more and more women to get screened every year to enable early-stage detection and early treatment intervention which not only save lives but also reduces treatment costs. Early-stage detection makes the person go back to normal life very soon. Since our test provides a “changing room” experience where nobody sees or touches the women during the test, we have so far received excellent feedback from both urban and rural women. There are many socially concerned organizations who actually have similar mission of detecting cancer early, but they were unable to provide free screening services due to the exorbitant costs of hiring a mobile mammography van. With the launch of our Starter Kit, we are enabling a collaborative platform to make screenings accessible and scalable to save thousands of women. ”
Niramai has been at the forefront of bringing safe, economical, and accessible screening solutions to women across age groups and sections of the society. With this launch, Niramai hopes to impact the lives of more women positively by encouraging them to go for screenings at their nearest diagnostic center, hospital or NGO. Niramai has partnered with reputed healthcare providers such as Apollo Clinics, HCG hospitals, Medall Diagnostics, Rainbow Hospital and Medanta and more, to provide the novel breast cancer screening solution in their facility as well as conduct outreach programs in apartment complex.
Niramai has also launched a free whatsapp chatbot for urban women on +91 94834 34444. This is a free “breast health help line” where women can ask any questions related to breast health and evaluate their risk to breast cancer using a validated Machine-Learning-based risk assessment service called with a easy and user-friendly interface through Niramai’s ChatBot. This online assessment test takes only a few minutes and the results are provided within minutes.
Niramai has conducted over 70,000 screenings in India and is operational in over 150 installations at hospitals and diagnostic centres across 29 Indian cities. Niramai also launched Home Screenings service in collaboration with Healthians, Apollo, MiyaraWomen, ProactiveForHer and others. Niramai has also started international commercial activity in Kenya, UAE, Turkey, UK, Switzerland, Sweden and USA. Niramai is the 1st Indian startup in the female healthcare space to have received regulatory approval from two major global regulatory bodies – the US FDA clearance and the European CE Mark Approval.