Kerala has marked yet another pioneering innovation in the field of public healthcare. Health Ministry along with Meitra Hospital has successfully setup the state’s first Tele-ICU at Beach Hospital, Kozhikode. Meitra Hospital will be leading the deployment of the clinical & technological expertise, while Faizal & Shabana Foundation will financially support the recurring operations of this initiative. The official launch took place on the auspicious occasion of Kerala Piravi, in the presence of Honorable Health Minister Ms. K K Shailaja, Meitra Hospital Chairman Mr. Faizal E Kottikollon, Meitra Hospital Director, Dr. Ali Faizal and Meitra Hospital CEO Dr. P Mohanakrishnan, along with other dignitaries.
Government General Hospital, also known as Beach Hospital becomes the first member of Meitra Hospital’s mission to upgrade and equip healthcare with technology & bridge an acute shortage of intensivists in the country. The initiative is not just expected to address the deficient number of specialists, but will offer a range of critical care facilities ensuring better health outcomes, risk - reduction of medication errors and infection control, through pro-active round the clock monitoring.
“The initiative is intended to turn the healthcare system into a giant ecosystem. There is a shortage of Intensivists and the current pandemic has laid open the gap and exposed the vulnerabilities at a global level. It is the right time to leverage technological innovations to solve healthcare challenges, by giving the doctors more digital solutions in their armamentarium. Meitra Hospital has always prided itself in being at the forefront of healthcare innovations. We are happy to be partnering with the Health Ministry to bring the latest technological advancements to the state to serve the people better” said Faizal E Kottikollon, Chairman, Meitra Hospital & Founder Chairman, KEF Holdings.
“There are more than 3 lac ICU beds, but less than 5000 intensivists in the country. The gap is huge & cannot be left unaddressed especially when it comes to life saving critical care treatments. Advances in technology have ensured that we can now democratize quality healthcare and bring it closer to people through wider access” explained Dr. Ali Faizal, Director, Meitra Hospital.
“Our Tele-ICU setup is a proud Made-in-India solution that is at par with global standards. Our team of intensivists will monitor the Tele-ICUs from our Command Center based at Meitra Hospital which will offer round-the-clock monitoring of critical care patients. We have also trained the staff at Beach Hospital so that they stay abreast with the new technology” informed Dr. P Mohanakrishnan, CEO, Meitra Hospital.
Meitra Hospital stands committed to providing quality healthcare in the country. This step towards creating a network of Tele-ICUs in the region, once again reiterates its commitment towards its people. The hospital will be extending this facility to a host of other hospitals in the region to bridge the doctor-gap and make their ICUs more robust, efficient, and better adept at handling diverse kinds of critical care patients.
Press Conference Attendees
Mr. Faizal E Kottikollon (Chairman - Meitra Hospital & Founder Chairman - KEF Holdings) and Dr. P Mohanakrishnan (CEO, Meitra Hospital).