June 26, 2023. The eGov Foundation has announced the official groundbreaking of 23 cutting-edge 10BedICU Projects in Assam. This plan added 365 ICU beds to government hospitals in Assam’s 23 districts, resulting in the creation of 10 Bed ICU Wards. Its primary objective is to ensure critical care services are accessible to every district, even the most remote regions of the country. In addition, under this plan three TeleICU Hubs would be established at prestigious medical institutions, which includes Guwahati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Assam Medical College and Hospital, Dibrugarh (AMCH) and Silchar Medical College and Hospital (SMCH).
The Department of Health and Family Welfare, Assam, eGovernments Foundation, and Karuna Trust have formed a spectacular public-private partnership (PPP) known as the 10BedICU Project. Its main goal is to make sure that every district, including the most remote areas of the nation, has access to critical care services. The 10BedICU Project is a ground-breaking project with the mission of transforming ICU critical care in district hospitals across India. By utilising cutting-edge technology and public-private partnerships, the project seeks to close healthcare gaps and make essential treatment available to everyone, even those living in the most isolated areas of the nation.
One of the most fascinating features of the initiative is the Tele-ICU Hub and Spoke approach, which enables specialized clinicians from medical institutions to conduct online consultations for remote and resource-constrained areas. The CARE platform, developed by the eGovernments Foundation and recognised by the UN as a Digital Public Good, is what makes this novel strategy viable. The CARE platform, which is built on a cloud-based, open-source patient management tool, revolutionises the way healthcare is delivered by providing greater outcomes and better patient care.
About 10BedICU Project
The 10BedICU Project is a ground-breaking programme that seeks to transform ICU critical care in rural hospitals across India. The project intends to close healthcare gaps and make life-saving care available to everyone, even those living in the nation’s most remote regions, by utilising cutting-edge technology and public-private partnerships. The 10BedICU Project began as a relief effort during the disastrous second wave of COVID-19, but it has now developed into a full system-strengthening project. Over 200 10-bed ICUs have been established in the states of Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Manipur, Nagaland, Sikkim, Meghalaya, and Puducherry in the past 24 months.