Apollo Telehealth Unveils TeleICUs At 9 NTPC Plants
Apollo'sTeleEmergency service ensures that in case of an emergency, the highly trained paramedics can connect NTPC employees with experienced Emergency Physicians from Apollo Hospitals in Chennai, Kolkata, or Delhi within just 5 minutes
Apollo Telehealth, an arm of the Apollo Hospitals Group launched TeleEmergency and TeleICU services at nine plants operated across India by the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), the company said in a statement.
The NTPC plants benefitting from these innovative services are located at Ramagundam, Kaniha, Korba, Vindhyachal, Dadri, Barh, Solapur, North Karanpura, and Mauda. Apollo Telehealth had supported NTPC during the Covid pandemic by setting up and operating Remote COVID-19 management units at 11 plant sites – during which over 1700 engineers were treated, monitored and stabilized using remote monitoring and on-ground support, the statement said.
Apollo'sTeleEmergency service ensures that in case of an emergency, the highly trained paramedics can connect NTPC employees with experienced Emergency Physicians from Apollo Hospitals in Chennai, Kolkata, or Delhi within just 5 minutes. This response mechanism has been designed to manage a wide range of emergencies, including strokes, flash burns, industrial accidents, heart attacks, and knife wounds, among others.
Furthermore, Apollo Telehealth will leverage its extensive telemedicine network to enable virtual access to doctors from over 20 specialities. This service will be extended not only to NTPC employees but also to their families.
Dr. Sangita Reddy, Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals Group, expressed her enthusiasm about the expanded services, stating, "We believe that access to quality healthcare is a fundamental right. With the launch of TeleEmergency and TeleICU services at these NTPC plants, we are bringing Apollo's expertise and care directly to the people who need it the most. We are committed to making a positive impact on the lives of NTPC employees and their families."