AIIMS-Patna tie up with startup firm to treat cardiac treatment
| Saturday | 27th February, 2021
All India Institute of Medical Sciences-Patna (AIIMS-P) tie-up with a startup firm to treat cardiac patients. Doctors at the AIIMS-P will now be able to hear the heartbeats of a person sitting in any far-off village in the state.
All India Institute of Medical Sciences-Patna (AIIMS-P) tie-up with a startup firm to treat cardiac patients. Doctors at the AIIMS-P will now be able to hear the heartbeats of a person sitting in any far off village in the state.
If the person is fit and fine, the doctor will get lub dub sound. If the heartbeat indicates murmur, it may be a sign of a cardiac problem and the doctor will advise the person to undergo treatment without delay.
This new way of treatment will be possible for doctors following a collaboration of the AIIMS-P with a telemedicine startup firm under the Atal Incubation Centre at a function held on Friday.
Initially, the AIIMS-P will set up four specialised centres at Madhepura, Chhapra, Bihia near Ara and on the hospital premises under its community outreach programme through telemedicine.
The function, chaired by AIIMS-P director Dr P K Singh, was inaugurated by the national president of the Private Schools and Children Welfare Association Syed Shamayel Ahmad.
Dr Anil Kumar, head of AIIMS-P telemedicine department, said the startup firm has donated innovated medical equipment for setting up four centres.
“We have named the new way of treatment as HEET as it would mainly cover heart, ear, eye and throat. Innovated equipment like telestethoscope, teleautoschope, teleopthalmoscope and teleendoscope would be used,” said Dr Anil. While teleautoscope will detect ulcer, wax deposition, rupture or other problems in the tympanic membrane of the ear, teleopthlmoscope will easily diagnose diabetic retinopathy which, if remained neglected, may lead to vision loss. Other equipment are similarly useful for teletreatment.
Appreciating the initiative, the AIIMS-P director said such centres would be opened in all other districts in near future. Shamael Ahmad described this innovation as very useful for the health check-up of schoolchildren. He also announced to hold a seminar with the AIIMS-P faculty on hygiene and balanced diet for schoolchildren.
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