India, Oct. 20 -- An indigenously developed point of care diagnostic device, HealthCube, that was placed fourth in the telemedicine category in this year's MedTech Breakthrough Award, premier digital health awards, is helping patients get their blood test, blood pressure monitoring and ECG results in a matter of minutes.

The device, which is the size of a laptop, can perform about 40 essential tests even in the absence of electricity and internet. "The whole idea behind developing the device is that there aren't enough doctors globally. In India, for every 1,500 people, there is one doctor, and the density decreases in the rural areas, where there is one doctor for every 20,000 people on an average. This device can be operated by a perso...