20 May 2021 | News
The initiative will enable the hospitals to tide over the current COVID-19 crisis in the short-term and bring about a rapid, long-term transformation in India’s public healthcare infrastructure
Source credit: millionicu.org
Dozee announced the launch of MillionICU, an initiative to address the massive shortage of ICU beds and staff in public hospitals. The initiative will raise funds to upgrade normal beds in government hospitals across India into step-down ICUs, using Dozee’s contactless sensor, in under five minutes and enable remote & central monitoring of patients at ward level.
The initiative will enable the hospitals to tide over the current COVID-19 crisis in the short-term and bring about a rapid, long-term transformation in India’s public healthcare infrastructure. The company has set an audacious goal of installing 50,000 step-down ICU beds across India in the next six months and take it to one million in the next three years.
The initiative has already benefited 25 such hospitals across 15 districts with more than 10,000 patients being monitored and having saved 25000+ nursing hours.
The MillionICU initiative is an effort to leapfrog the critical health infrastructure and empower the government hospitals with step-down ICU beds. The initiative will dramatically increase the number of HDUs with centralised patient monitoring in these hospitals and make critical care more easily accessible and available to the needy, even in the remotest part of the country.
Dozee will also be setting up a 24x7 central monitoring cell which will enable healthcare staff to monitor multiple patients remotely who were previously monitored manually only every couple of hours. The central monitoring cell helps in saving crucial nursing hours and on an average, Dozee saves around 30 min of nursing time per patient per day.
Dozee’s MillionICU initiative is a bold step towards changing the critical care infrastructure throughout the country. It offers an unique opportunity for government hospitals to use technology to quickly augment the much required HDUs and ICUs.