Dealflow | November 2, 2021

Virohan raises $1.3 million to build India’s allied health workforce

Roodgally Senatus
ImpactAlpha Editor

Roodgally Senatus

ImpactAlpha, November 2 — India needs at least 50 million health care professionals. Of the 10 million health workers today, around 90% are “untrained and uncertified,” according to Gurugram-based Virohan’s Kunaal Dudeja.

The company’s vocational school trains Indian youth to become medical technicians, radiographers, sonographers and other health professionals. Virohan has trained over 5,000 students; nine out 10 Virohan students get a job after completing the program and internships.

Workforce development

Virohan will expand to more cities in India and launch new programs to train over 2.5 million youth by 2020.

The company since its inception in 2018 has raised $4.3 million from investors, including Swiss impact investor Artha Impact and Yunus Social Business, a German impact fund founded by Muhammad Yunus.