08 June 2020 | News
The platform is offered by a consortium of Octaware Technologies Limited, Transpact Enterprise Limited, Centrium Healthcare, and RIDA Foundation
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The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the acute shortage of VENTILATORS/BIPAPS for "Respiratory Intensive Care Unit" for the acutely ill patients. Valuable time is lost and the patient's lives are unnecessarily endangered. Even for patients willing to pay for the costs, many times relatives are left to fend for themselves running between many hospitals. This adds to severe mental trauma to close family and relatives.
The consortium of Octaware Technologies Limited (Aggregator Platform), Transpact Enterprise Limited (MedTech), Centrium Healthcare, and RIDA Foundation (NGO) offer a Tech-enabled aggregator platform to address this challenge as follows:
Problem: Mumbai has approx. 5000 ICU Beds, but the number of ICU beds with Ventilator is only 600. With COVID-19 impacting respiratory system of patients, the number of deaths is increasing daily due to a shortage of Ventilators in ICU.
Current Gap: Smaller hospitals in Mumbai do have ICU units (Avg. 5-10 beds) but with only 1 or 2 Ventilators.
Solution: A platform like "Uber for Ventilators" with Ventilator owner (Car owner), Hospital ICU unit (Driver), and patients (Passenger) offering online access to ICU Beds with Ventilators.
Mobile/Web App: A mobile application "Air-Venti" for patients to search for available ICU beds with/without Ventilator and book. A backend mobile tracker application for Hospitals to update the allocation of ICU beds and patient discharge. At a later stage, integration of the IoT Ventilator machine for the real-time update of machine availability.
Benefits of Owning Ventilator:
The platform will be enhanced to incorporate the accessibility of other medical devices such as dialysis machines for Kidney patients, Vestibulators for autistic children