The COVID19 pandemic has highlighted the persistent and deep-seated challenges of ensuring fair health outcomes for all. As a global society, we have to face the fact that even in the 21st century, due to underfunded public health infrastructure, communities around the world still lack basic medical services. It challenges all of us, the public and private sectors, to rethink the status quo, rebuild and reinvest in a more equitable and affordable healthcare infrastructure.
Telemedicine, or remote consultation during the Coronavirus or COVID19 pandemic
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As a son in India, his mother and family members are still infected with the virus despite precautions. I have witnessed many factors that facilitate India and its people. last wave COVID19. Inadequate investment in the country’s primary health care infrastructure has been one of the biggest problems for decades. Moreover, as often happens during crises in such configured areas, those at the lower end of the economic spectrum are most affected.
In India, even with support from the entire international community, much-needed medical supplies and support flow first to the largest cities, while those in the rural communities where most Indians live continue to fight.
A recent initiative piloted by Deloitte and the government of Haryana in India provides a potential remedy for the problem of underinvestment in public health infrastructure and brings a glimmer of hope for the pandemic.
Together with Dr. Srinath Reddy of the Public Health Foundation of India and Dr. Dhruva Chaudhry of the Institute of Medical Sciences, we have developed a unique Indian method of using local resources to provide home care and support for people in Karnal. COVID has freed up time for local hospitals to take care of the heaviest patients.
The project includes five key integrated interventions:
A remote command center to manage scarce resources, including hospital beds, oxygen supplies, ambulances, medical professionals, and patient monitoring
Virtual health capabilities and local participation, including a hotline COVID19, a team mobilized 200 medical students to provide telemedicine services and a network of rural midwives to connect people in rural communities with local medical infrastructure.
Tertiary medical infrastructure is used to care for patients, including ward isolation facilities and oxygen generators. Field hospitals and advanced medical centers that provide intensive care ICU facilities
Awareness and educational activities on healthcare protocols that support home care
Response manual from COVID19 that can be replicated in all aspects state
After the initial virus outbreak subsided, Deloitte In cooperation with the local government, an awareness-raising campaign was launched in rural areas of the state where the knowledge of COVID prevention and treatment is still very low.
From May 24 (the day the project was launched) to June 8, Kanal’s death toll dropped suddenly. According to data from the regional government, the number of deaths prevented through medical interventions has increased by 50%.
During this period, 200 medical students consulted more than 7,000 patients in home isolation and made approximately 41,000 telemedicine calls. The occupancy rate of field hospitals (which provide oxygen to moderate patients) reached 50%, and these patients were transferred from traditional hospitals because they would put pressure on the system.
Through the three-tier method of classifying cases under the plan, approximately 9094% of patients received treatment in the comfort of their homes. In the first two weeks of the program, the mortality rate dropped from 10 cases per day in the first week to 6 cases per day in the second week.
Through this improved health care infrastructure and improved public health participation and cooperation model, as well as ongoing public education programs for underserved rural areas, health officials believe that 90% of COVID patients in the future will be able to recover from the virus H. at home.
I hope that what we are doing in India now provides a roadmap to help other governments customize field resources and align support with the specific needs of local communities. In turn, this will lay the foundation for better, stronger, and fairer primary health care infrastructure around the world. With the Delta variant and the growth of Lambda now, no one is safe unless we are all safe.

By Peter

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