Taking stock of the current COVID-19 situation, a few health-tech and wellness organisations have joined the fight against it, each in its own unique way. We list three here:
Founded by Ramanan Laxminarayan, HealthCube is a point-of-care diagnostics solution provider, which launched COVIDSAFE, a holistic Covid-19 risk management solution that helped workplaces, healthcare providers and governments prevent transmission by regular and repeated screening, when the first wave hit. “AgeWell is a device which can take all the vitals of a patient like oxygen, temp, bp and pulse and flash it on a dashboard where a doctor is tending to several patients.
So the doctor knows which patient needs him. The same info also goes to the attendent. This lessens the burden on a doctor who with such a huge pressure, cannot speak individually to a patient. We have CRP and DDimer biomarkers through our devices for the serious patients so the monitoring can be done. For this we are in talks with government hospitals,” says Runam Mehta, Chief Growth Officer, HealthCube.
This player functions on the idea to bridge the gap between doctors and patients alongside ensuring Continuing Medical Education for healthcare practitioners, especially in the second wave. It regularly conducts interactive online video sessions with Padma Shri Dr KK Aggarwal, President, Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) and Confederation of Medical Associations in Asia and Oceania (CMAAO) and Editor-in-Chief Medtalks.in on aspects concerning Covid-19.
With out-patient medical services struggling under the growing pressure, this platform is certainly bridging the gap, and answering queries. The organisation conducts. “For consumers, we have over 500 videos on Covid protocols, precautions, management and tips. We have reached over 10 million people in the last month,” says Nilesh Aggarwal, Founder and CEO, Medtalks.in.
Founded by yogi Sarvesh Shashi, Savra is a Yoga and Wellness ecosystem that is offering free resources to boost immunity and lung capacity. It runs an immunity booster program in various languages, helping people through their mental wellness sessions, offering sound therapy and healing, aiming in post-recovery modules to help people regain their strength and stamina amongst other things.
“The three most powerful breathing exercises capable of supercharging the immunity of an individual are free on our app. I was prescribed these by the doctor when I tested positive. These have been shot as a 10-minute daily programme, in six different languages and made available on the SARVA app that anybody across the world can access,” says Shashi.