The cofounder of Solar Microsystems made the announcement on the digital launch of the primary unit of a 10-bed ICU undertaking at Telangana’s Narayanpet district hospital on Saturday. “These trendy ICUs shouldn’t be restricted to simply 33 districts. It’s a mannequin that might be prolonged to all 700 Indian districts,” stated Khosla, who now helms Khosla Ventures in California. “I’m comfortable to fund 100 districts and I invite others to contribute to the remaining districts.”
The Telangana undertaking is a mixed initiative of a number of nonprofits coordinated by the Bengalurubased eGovernments Foundation. The organisation, backed by
cofounder Nandan Nilekani, has been on the vanguard of a number of initiatives geared toward remodeling city governance. The nonprofit has since expanded its remit that now additionally contains rural healthcare.
Khosla stated the absolutely geared up ICU services at authorities hospitals can be helpful even after an finish to the pandemic, which excessive lighted vital gaps in India’s rural hospital infrastructure. “I hope that high-quality tech-enabled healthcare turns into a everlasting mannequin in India. We must always proceed to harness the facility of software program in telemedicine and healthcare even after the pandemic,” the billionaire enterprise capitalist stated.
The managing trustee of the eGovernments Basis, Srikanth Nadhamuni, stated the thought behind putting in 10 ICU models in each district is to cater to rural hospitals that usually lack these services. Whereas particular person donors will fund the tools, the federal government and native administration will organize the mandatory medical workers to deal with the tools and bear the operational prices.
Every 10-bed ICU unit, costing about `30 lakh, comes with the most recent medical tools that would come with infusion pumps, multi-channel screens, ventilators and oxygen concentrators. Moreover the ICU undertaking, Khosla additionally touched upon the Coronasafe Community initiative, a crowd-funded digital Covid struggle room to offer customers real-time analytics on the quantity and site of obtainable beds, ICU services, oxygen cylinders, built-in telemedicine, triaging and different medical companies.