Govt. of Karnataka, Health Dept. &eGov Foundation Launch 10Bed ICUs in 41 Taluka Hospitals and TeleICU hub in Mysore

Telugu Super news,November 30, India, 2022: The 10BedICU Program is an innovative PPP (private public partnership) project between the Dept of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of Karnataka, eGovernments Foundation and Karuna Trust. The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Karnataka, Shri Basavaraj Bommai along with Hon’ble Minister of Health and Family Welfare and Medical Education Dr. K Sudhakar, launched 41 10BedICU wards covering every district. A TeleICU hub at Mysore Medical College was also launched to provide specialist help online to remote taluka 10BedICUs.

The 10BedICU Project conceived as a response to the second wave of COVID aims at making critical healthcare accessible across every district, including the most remote regions of the country. The project consists of 5 components:

  1. Providing and installing state-of-the-art ICU medical equipment at taluka level govt. hospitals.
  2. Deploying award-winning CARE software for delivering improved healthcare outcomes.
  3. Deployment of the TeleICU system in a hub-n-spoke model, with TeleICU Hubs in government medical colleges connecting specialists to remote 10BedICU hospitals.
  4. Basic and advanced critical care training and standardizing ICU protocols.
  5. Community participation to maximize the impact and sustainability of the project.

The 41 10BedICUs in Karnataka were funded by CryptoRelief, GiveIndia, HDFC Bank Parivartan and the 10BedICU and TeleICU Hub in Mysore K R Hospital were funded by Srikanth Nadhamuni. Several NGO and industry partners have come together to implement this project including eGovernments Foundation, Karuna Trust, Hamilton Medical, Google Cloud.

10BedICU has already deployed ICU units in 200 hospitals in 8 states including Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Manipur,  Assam, Nagaland, Sikkim and Meghalaya.

Vinod Khosla, silicon valley venture capitalist and a key supporter/donor of the 10BedICU project, said,

“The only sure way we can truly help smaller rural hospitals is by creating good ICU infrastructure and through TeleICU digital technology to provide specialist doctors online”

Srikanth Nadhamuni, Chairman, 10BedICU Project and Founder CTO Aadhaar said

“We have launched 10BedICUs in 8 states covering 24% of the country’s districts already, we plan to launch a 10BedICU in every district of the country with TeleICU online access to specialists.”

Dr. Dakshayani, Dean, Mysore Medical College, who is very enthusiastic about the project said

I think this is a very good project taken up by the eGovernments foundation. We have specialists who are trained and experienced in their respective fields. They will join hands with the doctors in remote hospitals and help in treating the patients there. We at the K R Hospital are keen to work as a team with the other taluka hospitals to improve ICU healthcare outco

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