Indian hospitals to soon offer electronic intensive unit care!

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Indian hospitals to soon offer electronic intensive unit care!
030423-N-6967M-090 Aboard USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) Apr. 23, 2003 -- A central computer system monitors the heart rates of each patient in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) to ensure a quick response to any problems that may occur while aboard USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). Comfort is one of two hospital ships operated by Military Sealift Command and is designed to provide emergency, on-site care for U.S. combatant forces deployed in war or other operations. USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) and Comfort each contain 12 fully-equipped operating rooms, a 1,000 bed hospital facility, digital radiological services, a diagnostic and clinical laboratory, a pharmacy, an optometry lab, a cat scan and two oxygen producing plants. Both hospital ships are converted San Clemente-class super tankers. Comfort set sail for New York City and provided housing, laundry, food, medical and other services to volunteers and rescue personnel for nearly three weeks in the wake of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. Comfort was activated again in December 2002 and sailed to the Arabian Gulf to support Operation Iraqi Freedom, the multi-national coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate IraqÕs weapons of mass destruction, and end the regime of Saddam Hussein. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Shane T. McCoy. (RELEASED)

According to a report, to tackle the shortage of doctors in India the Indian hospitals have decided to offer electronic intensive to provide treatment to the critically ill patients, where doctors are not present to treat them.

Recently, a doctor at India’s capital was spotted tracking a wall of monitors displaying the vital signs of intensive care patients admitted miles away, when red and yellow alert rang out.

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According to a data from Medical Association the country currently needs more than 50,000 critical care specialists but has just 8,350. So to cope with the shortage Indian biggest healthcare chain, Apollo and Fortis will expand their network of electronic intensive units to provide the best services.

Well, this a welcome change and of course commendable too because this would help a large number of people.

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