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For Saurabh, a medical practitioner at a leading private hospital in Delhi, the wait for medical reports on one of his patients from Bihar was agonising. "At times, immediate treatment is essential," he said, "But it is difficult to prescribe without being familiar with the full medical history of the patient." Delays such as the one Saurabh faced often lead to problems. "Also, paper reports get old and illegible over time," he said. To address this gap in the health care system, two BTech (Bachelor of technology) students at the National Institute of ...