In a bid to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in Uttar Pradesh (UP), a memorandum of understanding or MOU has been signed between the state government and a private named India Health Link. The MoU was signed as part of the InvestUP programmed.
Health ATMs at more than 4,600 centres
Under this, India Health Link will set up health ATMs at more than 4,600 community and primary health care centres in Uttar Pradesh. These health Health ATM screening hPoDs will provide screening of various health parameters.
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Walk-in Health ATM
These ATMs can provide screening for more than 20 health vital parameters. This self-service, walk-in Health ATM can provide details like ECG, BP, weight, SPO2, pulse and temperature within 10 minutes and you can get an instant report. The best thing is you will not need any paramedic assistance.
According to Swadeep Srivastava, Co-Founder & President of India Health Link (IHL), the health ATM – ‘hPod’ enables Primary, Preventive and Predictive healthcare.
“India Health Link has signed an MoU of up to Rs 1,000 crore investment. This will not only open significant employment opportunities in the state over the next five years but also provide preventive healthcare services. As part of the MoU, a manufacturing plant will be established in the state’s first Medical Device Park,” Srivastava added.
The Health ATM Screening hPoD is a first-of-its-kind Health ATM screening point for early diagnosis of heart-related issues.
Earlier, the IHL had said that hPoD is instrumental in preventive heart health care. According to the company, health ATM has technical acumen that can be helpful in diagnosing early symptoms and can indicate about any upcoming metabolic disorders. These ATMs will serve as preventive care in the long run.
According to Dr Rishi Sethi, Senior Interventional Cardiologist & Unit Head – King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, Dean of Innovation – King Georgian’s Medical University, IHL’s Health ATM can be useful for population-based screening. According to Sethi, this can be helpful in remote areas where even the Primary Health Centres (PHCs) are either unavailable or understaffed.