There is no real secret ingredient to a life of happiness and contentment, except, perhaps, learning how to strike a balance. And that is a real cause of concern for the majority of our female doctors. While priorities vary and each to his own, it is a huge waste of resources and intelligence when these qualified female doctors are prevented from practising – either by choice or compulsion – in fears of neglecting their families.
In a society that holds dear some very rigid gender roles, it is necessary to acknowledge and appreciate any effort made in the face of these unfortunate norms; Sehat Kahani is one such drop in the ocean, helping innumerous female doctors achieve this happy balance. A one-of-its-kind telehealth platform connecting the ‘at home-out of work’ female doctors to the lesser privileged patients in inaccessible areas, Sehat Kahani deserves all the help and encouragement that they can get. And with that in mind, I am very excited and happy to have interviewed Dr Iffat Zafar Aga (co-founder and Chief Development Officer at Sehat Kahani) for the Ziauddin University Atlas.
BY: ARFA MASIHUDDIN, M.B.B.S., BATCH XX
Currently constituting a network of 14 E-Health Hubs across Pakistan (Sindh, Punjab, KPK and Karachi) and serving more than 440,000 patients directly and indirectly through its digital healthcare services, Sehat Kahani works with the will to create an all-female health provider network to ensure quality healthcare solutions for communities where health access, quality, and affordability of healthcare are still a dream, using cost-effective ICT enabled solutions.
In the following interview, Dr Iffat Zafar Aga, a proud Ziauddin alumnus, and co-founder and Chief Development Officer at Sehat Kahani talks about her journey and explains what Sehat Khani is about.
This interview has been lightly edited for length and clarity.
Tell us something about yourself. What inspired you to start Sehat Kahani?
I am a doctor, an entrepreneur, and a mother of a little 4-year-old. I graduated from Ziauddin from the 7th batch and we…
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