Philips launches mobile ICU in India to fight coronavirus

Jun 30 2020 04:52 PM
Philips launches mobile ICU in India to fight coronavirus

Everyone is terrified by the havoc of Corona in the whole country. Now with the lockdown opening slowly, many people have started working from their homes. Meanwhile, Royal Philips, a pioneer in health technology, has today introduced the Mobile Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in India. It also has a capacity of nine beds in each of these pre-fabricated ICUs designed to meet the critical-care needs of patients. Apart from this, these can be manufactured locally by Philips in India. While each ICU unit is being assembled in a day at the selected site, these portable ICUs are helping the government institutions and organizations which are supporting their community. At the same time, it will also help in reducing the effects of the current pandemic like Kovid-19 and natural disaster.

At the same time, these self-sufficient units spread over 1380 square feet may require only electricity and water connections to make the site operational. Each portable ICU is equipped with state-of-the-art critical-care infrastructure such as individual patient cubicles, high-end washrooms with anti-bacterial paint and self-disinfection facility to avoid cross-contamination. In addition these ICUs are equipped with medical devices such as ventilators, defibrillators , Central Monitoring Station and Continuous Positive Air Pressure (CPAP) machine with proper supporting infrastructure such as back-up power, oxygen and vacuum supplies.

Let us tell you about the future of this portable ICU, Daniel Mazzon, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Philips Indian Subcontinent, said, 'We are in line with the Government's commitment to provide affordable and high-quality health equipment to the people in the country. We are proud to launch state-of-the-art mobile ICUs for India. At the same time, it is believed that this solution will help the country to deal with covid-19 effectively as it enables health institutions to increase their bed capacity. Also on this product, Mahipal Singh Bhanot, Zonal Director - Fortis Healthcare said, “The portable ICU solution designed by Philips India provides all modern technologies with portability. At the same time, it will greatly help in the treatment of the isolated patient, disaster management and community infection.

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