Monitoring COVID-19 patients remotely
India continues its fight against the deadly COVID-19 second wave even as the healthcare system struggles with the overwhelming surge of cases in the second wave.
Choked hospitals, a huge shortage of oxygen, beds, and other medical equipment, and a lack of adequate healthcare workers are forcing companies and startups to think out of the box.
Gurugram-based healthtech startup MyHealthcare with its MyHealthcare Home initiative is doing its bit to help by enabling healthcare workers to monitor COVID-19 patients with mild to moderate symptoms remotely.
Shyatto Raha, Co-founder and CEO of MyHealthcare, said the main challenge in India in the coming weeks will be the availability of doctors to cater to patient needs.
The healthtech startup — which offers services such as consultation, diagnostics, health monitoring, preventive health, and more — has pivoted to help India fight the pandemic.
Founded in 2017, MyHealthcare works in partnership with hospitals such as Fortis, BLK, and Nanavati for online doctor consultations.
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- AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria warned against rushing for CT scan in cases of mild COVID-19, saying it has side effects and can end up doing more harm than good.
- The Aayu App, developed by healthcare startup MedCords, delivers medicines and other essential items within two hours. Medicines can also be ordered by uploading a prescription or by just searching the names of the medicines on the app.
- The Serum Institute of India will invest 240 million pounds in the UK to expand its vaccine business and set up a new sales office, creating a large number of jobs, Downing Street announced as part of plans for a 1-billion pound India-UK Enhanced Trade Partnership, creating around 6,500 jobs in Britain.
- Samsung will donate $3 million to the Centre and states of Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, and provide $2 million worth of medical supplies, including 100 Oxygen Concentrators, 3,000 Oxygen Cylinders, and one million LDS syringes (to Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu).
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Shyatto Raha, Co-founder and CEO of My Healthcare
“In the coming weeks, the main challenge will be the availability of healthcare workers. At that time, we will need technological interventions to allow remote monitoring or care of patients in their homes. Our home healthcare solution will allow hospitals to manage thousands of patients remotely from a single command centre,”