Manipal med student builds blockchain-based software that allows patients to control and transfer their medical records

Wednesday, 25 Jul, 1.11 am

When you are neck-deep in your MBBS course notes, trying to sift your way through practicals and hospital rounds, writing a program that could possibly be the biggest disruption in the Indian health sector, is certainly a big deal. Sidharth Ramesh, a third-year medical student from Kasturba Medical College developed a program called MedBlocks — a prototype which relies on blockchain technology to transfer patients' medical records between hospitals with ease.

"One of the biggest challenges that the Indian medical industry faces is a lack of proper infrastructure to store patients' records in a consolidated manner.