Apollo Telehealth had supported NTPC during the pandemic by setting up and operating remote COVID management units at 11 plant sites
Apollo Telehealth has announced the inauguration of their tele-emergency and teleICU services at nine plants operated across India by the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC).
The NTPC plants benefitting from these innovative services are located at Ramagundam, Kaniha, Korba, Vindhyachal, Dadri, Barh, Solapur, North Karanpura, and Mauda. These locations will now have access to Apollo’s tele-emergency and teleICU services, bringing medical care closer to the NTPC workforce. Apollo Telehealth had supported NTPC during the pandemic by setting up and operating remote COVID management units at 11 plant sites during which over 1700 engineers were treated, monitored and stabilised using remote monitoring and on-ground support.
Apollo’s tele-emergency service ensures that in case of an emergency, the highly trained paramedics can connect NTPC employees with experienced emergency physicians from Apollo Hospitals in Chennai, Kolkata, or Delhi within just 5 minutes. This rapid response mechanism has been designed to manage a range of emergencies, including strokes, flash burns, industrial accidents, heart attacks, and knife wounds, among others. This critical intervention aims to bridge the gap between the onset of a medical crisis and the arrival of specialised medical care.
Furthermore, Apollo telehealth will leverage its telemedicine network to enable virtual access to doctors from over 20 specialties. This service will be extended not only to NTPC employees but also to their families.
Dr Sangita Reddy, Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals Group, expressed her enthusiasm about the expanded services, stating, “With the launch of tele-emergency and teleICU services at these NTPC plants, we are bringing Apollo’s expertise and care directly to the people who need it the most. We are committed to making a positive impact on the lives of NTPC employees and their families.”
Dilip Kumar Patel, Director of Human Resources, NTPC shared his insights on the transformative potential of these services, saying, “By partnering with Apollo Telehealth, we are taking a significant step towards enhancing the well-being of our workforce. These services will not only ensure timely medical attention but also offer a new dimension of healthcare accessibility.”
Vikram Thaploo, CEO, Apollo Telehealth said, “With the inauguration of tele-emergency and teleICU services at these NTPC plants, we are not just enhancing employee safety and well-being; we are revolutionising the way healthcare is delivered. Apollo’s commitment to making quality healthcare accessible to all finds a new dimension through these ground-breaking services. By bringing our expertise directly to the workforce and their families, we are bridging geographical barriers and ensuring timely medical attention in critical situations.”