Related Posts Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app By EH News Bureau on July 20, 2020 The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Share News Through this programme patient can be monitored through online portal, any worsening of symptoms can be identified, attended to at earliestAs the pandemic grows and number of cases swells in major metros, the healthcare system is stretched to its limits. With more and more people getting infected and the virus spreading exponentially, our country’s hospital infrastructure is challenged because of new cases of Coronavirus, existing patients undergoing treatment for Coronavirus and other patients seeking treatment for non- COVID diseases. If the present state continues, a dearth of beds is imminent and must be avoided at all costs.Keeping this in view, and based on the fact that 70-80 per cent of people afflicted with Coronavirus have no or mild symptoms, Gleneagles Global Hospitals & Continental Hospitals have designed COVID-19 Home Care Services for patients who do not require hospitalisation. This majority of patients, who do not have severe symptoms, only need to isolate themselves at home and monitor symptoms- ensuring that they do not spread the disease. Through this comprehensive programme designed by experts in infectious disease management and intensive care, the patient can be monitored through an online portal and any worsening of symptoms can be identified and attended to at the earliest.Another key feature of this programme is an educational video and manual on do’s and don’ts for the patient and the caregiver- for them to better understand their responsibilities and be fully compliant with the programme.If the patient does not require hospitalisation, they enroll for the programme and are given access to a portal where they can update their daily vitals like temperature, SPO2, pulse rate, etc. These are monitored by a fully trained nurse and a doctor daily- and to ensure that the patient is healthy and following the programme, there is a daily call with the nurse and a video consult with the doctor every alternate day. During these calls, the patient can discuss their condition and update on any new developments.“Since most of the patients with COVID-19 do not require hospitalisation, our team of doctors and nurses can manage these patients from the safety of their homes. As long as the patients are compliant and following all the basic instructions, they can recover within a period of 14 days and become symptom- free again. The combination of initial risk assessment, daily follow-ups and a clear manual on do’s and don’ts for the patient and the caregiver makes this programme extremely robust and comprehensive” said Dr Subramanian Swaminathan, Chairperson, Infection Control Advisory Board- Group, Gleneagles Global Hospitals & Programme Director.Citing the current scenario and how healthcare is dealing with it, Shriram Vijayakumar, Chief Operating Officer, India Operations Division, Parkway Pantai said “Being a major player in Indian healthcare with a legacy of many years, we feel it is our responsibility to care for patients suffering from this disease in these critical times. This programme will ensure that all patients get the highest quality of treatment as we utilise the strength of technology to monitor the patient daily, just like we would in a hospital setting. Thus, in the safety of their home, the patients get access to the top-of-the-line quality healthcare that we offer.” Comments (0) WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals COVID-19 Home Care Services launched by Gleneagles Global Hospitals & Continental Hospitals Covid 19 managementCOVID-19 Home Care ServicesGleneagles Global Hospitals & Continental Hospitalshome quarantineself isolation Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Read Article Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Add Comment
Advertisements RelatedNicholson Reaffirms Close Ties With Cuba RelatedNicholson Reaffirms Close Ties With Cuba RelatedNicholson Reaffirms Close Ties With Cuba Nicholson Reaffirms Close Ties With Cuba Foreign AffairsDecember 7, 2012 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. A. J. Nicholson, says Jamaica will continue to stand in solidarity with Cuba, in its effort to promote regional integration in the Caribbean. The Minister was speaking at an official ceremony on December 6, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, to mark CARICOM-Cuba Day 2012 and the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Jamaica and Cuba. The function is one of several activities to commemorate CARICOM-Cuba Day, to be observed on December 8, under the theme: ‘Celebrating 40 years of Friendship, Diplomacy and Solidarity’. “We truly believe that Cuba is an integral partner and should therefore be fully involved in hemispheric affairs. Cuba has indeed been a true friend to Jamaica and undoubtedly will remain so,” Senator Nicholson said. The Minister said that Cuba’s relationship with CARICOM has been enhanced over the years through deeper co-operation with the implementation of mutually beneficial economic and technical programmes. He cited the many activities of co-operation between CARICOM and Cuba in the areas of trade, education, agriculture, health, tourism, sports, culture, security and regional integration, and noted that Cuba’s commitment to CARICOM was further underscored at the last Heads of Government Summit, when that country proposed a number of technical co-operation projects to benefit CARICOM states. “We continue to pursue our common interest within the context of our own spirit of friendship and co-operation over many years and through people to people exchanges and high level visits between both countries,” the Minister said. For his part, Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba to Jamaica, His Excellency Yuri Gala Lopez, expressed appreciation for the decision taken on December 8, 1972 by the first four CARICOM members – Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago – to establish diplomatic relations with Cuba. “Cuba will never forget this noble and courageous gesture on the part of its Caribbean brothers and sisters. This actually marked the beginning of a close and excellent relationship of friendship, solidarity and co-operation that Cuba enjoys today with all CARICOM member states that have established diplomatic ties with Cuba,” the Ambassador said. He pointed out that over the past 40 years, more than 20,000 Cuban specialists have provided services mainly in the fields of health and education in all CARICOM countries, and that Cuba’s scholarship programmes have benefited over 3,600 CARICOM nationals,. The Ambassador noted that more than 2,000 students from those countries are currently studying in Cuba. In the area of health, he noted that all CARICOM countries have received assistance through the Miracle Cooperation Eye Care Programme, which has benefited thousands of CARICOM residents. “For Cuba it is not about giving others what we have to spare, but to modestly share the few resources that we have, as our contribution for the building of a better world,” he said. At the end of the function, Minister Nicholson launched an exhibition highlighting different areas of co-operation and friendship between Jamaica/Cuba and also CARICOM/Cuba. The exhibition, which is a collaborative effort of the Foreign Affairs Ministry and the Ministries of Health, National Security, Youth and Culture, the Jamaica Tourist Board and the University of the West Indies, will be displayed for one week in the conference room at the Foreign Affairs Ministry’s head office. During the ceremony, a citation was read by Head Boy of Garvey Maceo High School, Garnett Small, in honour of the Cuban liberator, General Antonio Maceo. There were also cultural items from O’Neil Clayton, Charmaine Limonius, Meliset Rodriquez and the Kingston Technical High School dancers.