Apollo Hospitals with multiple specialties Kolkata recently unveiled a 5G-connected ambulance as part of their efforts to provide patients with better health care during emergencies.
The ambulance has advanced medical equipment, patient monitoring applications and telemetry equipment that transmit vital health data to the hospital with minimal delay. In addition, the ambulance has onboard cameras linked to a high-speed, low-latency, fifth-generation network. HealthNet Global Limited provides the technology that powers the ambulance.
A 5G-connected ambulance transmits a patient’s vital signs in real time. This allows doctors to make faster decisions and advise paramedics on the go. In addition, the low-latency camera feed can help paramedics collaborate with ER specialists equipped with advanced technologies in the hospital. This also makes it possible to track the patient’s location instantly, so that the nearest ambulance can arrive quickly to assist in critical situations.
Bharti Airtel worked with Cisco And Apollo Hospitals to demonstrate a 5G connected ambulance in Bengaluru. In the meantime, Trust Jio partnered with emergency medical provider Medulance to launch a similar service.
“The 5G-connected ambulances leverage technological advancements to provide immediate access to the critically ill and injured. It enables advanced care from where the patient is through the journey to the hospital and ER. This is truly a pioneering initiative and will be an important tool in saving precious lives,” said K Hari Prasad, President-Hospitals Division, Apollo Hospitals Enterprises Limited.
“Studies show that longer trips to hospital are associated with an increased risk of mortality, with an increase of 10 km in a straight line being associated with an absolute increase in mortality of approximately 1%.
Instead of pre-hospital management, we could say that with the 5G connected ambulance, the hospital on wheels reaches the patient to start early management,” said Surinder Singh BhatiaDirector Medical serviceApollo Hospitals, Kolkata.
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