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5G-connected ambulance service at Apollo Multispeciality Hospitals Kolkata

Written by : Aishwarya Sarthe

July 4, 2023

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Apollo Multispeciality Hospitals Kolkata launched a cutting-edge healthcare solution - a comprehensively connected 5G ambulance. This state-of-the-art ambulance utilizes 5G technology to revolutionize healthcare access and emergency response. Equipped with advanced medical equipment, patient monitoring applications, and telemetry devices, the 5G-connected ambulance enables real-time transmission of critical patient data to the hospital, significantly reducing response times and enhancing care quality.

The ambulance's key feature is its seamless connection to the hospital's command center through the high-speed, low-latency 5G network. This ensures the nearest ambulance reaches the critical patient promptly, making the crucial "Golden Hour" count. It continuously transmits the patient's vital signs and telemetry data to ER physicians in real-time, enabling quicker decisions and timely instructions to onboard paramedics for immediate medical aid during transit.

This real-time communication allows specialists to guide paramedics in performing necessary procedures before the patient arrives, significantly improving outcomes.

Dr. K Hari Prasad, President-Hospitals Division, Apollo Hospitals Enterprises Limited, highlights the initiative's commitment to providing immediate access to critical care and advanced medical interventions for seriously ill and injured patients. The 5G-connected ambulance acts as a mobile extension of the emergency room, delivering life-saving treatments during transit and reducing the time between a medical emergency and definitive medical attention.

Dr. Arijit Bose, Senior Consultant & Head Department of Emergency Medicine, Apollo Multispeciality Hospitals, Kolkata, emphasizes the potential of the 5G-connected ambulance to save lives. Ultra-fast streaming and image clarity enable timely treatment initiation even before reaching the hospital. Crucial interventions, such as medication administration and intubation, can be efficiently performed inside the ambulance, maximizing patient recovery chances.

In conclusion, Apollo's 5G-connected ambulance is a revolutionary step in emergency healthcare. By providing real-time connectivity, continuous monitoring, and virtual collaboration with specialists, this innovation has the potential to transform emergency medical care and significantly improve patient outcomes. Apollo Hospitals Group's commitment to harnessing modern healthcare solutions reflects its dedication to saving lives and improving healthcare services in Kolkata and beyond.

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