Portea Medical, one of India’s leading outside of hospital healthcare company, has tied up with the Delhi government to provide home isolation services for Coronavirus positive patients.
This is one among the many other initiatives by the company in the wake of the pandemic to help reduce the healthcare burden and free-up hospital beds and ICUs for those who need it the most, Portea said.
As more than 80 percent of COVID-19 positive patients are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms and do not require hospital care, Portea Medical is helping the government in screening patients for home isolation.
These patients are monitored remotely through a comprehensive tracking system involving government doctors and experts from Portea for the entire mandated isolation period of 17 days.
The healthcare company also submits regular reports on their condition flagging off any health complications. If required, the company arranges for a tele-consultation with the Delhi government doctors using its technology platform.
For cases where hospitalisation may be needed, Portea notifies the appropriate government agency for action on the ground.
After the mandatory isolation period, patients who meet certain criteria are discharged from home isolation.
Meena Ganesh, MD, and CEO, Portea Medical, said, ‘We are happy to join hands with the Government of Delhi in the battle against COVID-19. At Portea, we have been leveraging technology to provide end-to-end home healthcare services to customers for over 7 years and have developed the requisite capability and infrastructure at scale.”
Under the initiative, about 8 percent of patients have been moved from home to hospital so far. About 5,500 COVID 19 patients have been onboarded for home isolation and 160 transferred to hospitals. There are over 3,000 doctor tele-consultations for patients under home isolation and the number of patients discharged from isolation after getting disease-free stands at 1900.
The patients do not have to pay any fee for the service. Portea Medical is backed by leading investors such as IFC (World Bank group), Accel Partners, Qualcomm, MEMG CDC, Ventureast, Sabre, and is promoted by GrowthStory.
First Published: IST