Royal Philips, a pioneer in health technology, has today launched a Mobile Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in India. These pre-fabricated ICUs have a capacity of nine beds, geared to meet the intensive care needs of patients. These will be produced locally by Philips in India. Each ICU unit can be assembled in a day at a select site.
Taking advantage of its clinical, technical and design experience, Philips has developed these portable ICUs to meet the challenging demand for critical-care services in India. These portable ICUs will help government institutions and organizations that want to increase their community reach. It will also help mitigate the effects of the current epidemic like Covid-19 and natural disasters.
electricity and water connection will be required
To make these units of 1380 square feet operational on-site, only electricity and water connection will be required. Each portable ICU is equipped with state-of-the-art critical care infrastructures such as individual patient cubicles, high-end washrooms with anti-bacterial paint and self-disinfection facilities to avoid cross-contamination. These ICUs can be equipped with medical equipment such as ventilators, defibrillators, central monitoring stations and continuous positive air pressure (CPAP) machines with appropriate supporting infrastructure such as back-up power, oxygen and vacuum supplies.
Helpful to deal with Covid-19
Speaking on the possibility of a portable ICU, Daniel Mazzon, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Phillips Indian Subcontinent, said that in line with the Government’s commitment to providing quality and accessible health care to the people in the country, we need to introduce the state-of-the-art mobile ICU to make India proud. We believe that this solution will help the country to deal with Covid-19 effectively as it enables health institutions to increase their bed capacity.
help in providing quality critical care
In addition, these solutions will be important in the long term for critical care needs. As a company, Philips is committed to improving 3 billion lives every year by 2030 and India plays an important role in enabling us to achieve this objective.
Dr Bijendra Kumar Sinha, Senior Consultant, Minimal Access Bariatric and GI Surgery, Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram, said that given the burden on health institutions due to the corona epidemic, this rapid patient capacity for innovative ICU hospitals Will play a positive role in raising. These units will help in providing quality critical care to the patient in the shortest possible time.
help in the isolation of patient treatment
he operational effectiveness of the product, Mahipal Singh Bhanot, zonal director – Fortis Healthcare said that the portable ICU solution designed by Philips India provides all modern technologies with portability. This will greatly help in the isolation of patient treatment, disaster management and community infection. In addition, it will enable hospitals to streamline their work without the need to change their protocols for infected patients while ensuring the safety of patients and staff. It can become a productive asset, especially when it is important to add additional beds to hospitals in a very short period of time. With this help, the hospital’s bed capacity can be increased quickly.
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