Praveen Kumar, Founder & CEO of Belfrics Group signing the MoU with Kenya’s Red Cross Society
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], March 11: Belfrics Group, one of India’s early adopters of blockchain and cryptocurrency, today announced that it has signed an exclusive MoU with Kenya’s Red Cross Society to deploy its blockchain solutions across the country’s Health & Education sectors. The company’s subsidiary BelfricsBT would deploy its Belriumblockchain based Belyo platform to provide a system to maintain and disseminate health data in real-time for its hospital in Dadaab, Kenya.
“Belfrics will be deploying our blockchain solutions at the IFO 2 hospital in Dadaab, Garissa County, which is a 100-bed referral hospital serving between 200 and 300 outpatients a day,” said Praveen Kumar, Founder & CEO of Belfrics Group. “The IFO 2 hospital serves the 232,903 refugees who reside in Kenya and is the only major hospital providing medical care to this underserved community. BelfricsBT will provide a customized hospital management system that will automate the IFO 2 hospital. Our Belyo platform will capture, store, streamline, analyze and effectively communicate patient health data to caregivers. A collaboration with KRC gives us an immense opportunity to innovate for the humanitarian sector. We will be working on health, education and the aid distribution segments initially and will keep exploring various other avenues for blockchain implementations.”, said Praveen
Kenya Red Cross Society is one of the many International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement societies worldwide. The patron of the Kenya Red Cross is Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya. KRCS has remained the leading humanitarian agency and the strongest humanitarian brand in Kenya, the East Africa region and Africa. In 2016 KRCS launched the Kenya Red Cross App, the world’s first humanitarian smartphone app, allowing users to receive timely and life-saving information during emergencies. Some of the projects either run by or assisted by the Kenya Red Cross are famine, blood services, first aid projects, education services, and disaster and emergency services.
Dr. Asha Mohammed, Kenya Red Cross Secretary-General, said, “This signing is another demonstration of our commitment to work with private sector players to explore and incorporate in our work innovations that can improve service delivery to communities.”
Speaking on the blockchain deployment, Mr. Satish Shekar, Director of Operations BelfricsBTsaid, “The BelYo platform allows the seamless interoperability of healthcare data while protecting individuals from surveillance, discrimination, fraud and exclusion, where the data created is secure, accessible and private. The data will be encrypted, and only the necessary information will be shared through the Belriumblockchain network, where the only authorized recipient can access the information. BelYo’sDApp is built over Belrium network, a patented KYC compliant hybrid blockchain.”
“Having been part of the first open loop blockchain pilot in the world that was conducted by KRCS, it is good to witness KRCS and BelfricsBT joining forces again to be part of another history-making blockchain program. Belyo is an all-rounded, interoperable, and KYC-enabled system that will ensure better management, surveillance, communication, authentication, and verification of health data in a remote setting,” said Jackline Gachiri, Lead Researcher at BelfricsBT.
Robert Grinberg, CEO of Life Clips, said, “This MoU with The Kenya Red Cross Society is another example of the leadership Belfrics is taking with its blockchain solutions.” Mr. Grinberg continued, “The Belfricsblockchainhas the ability to improve the quality of healthcare and education for millions of people by providing new solutions to augment the security and protection of personal health data.”