New Delhi, September 11, 2023 – In a major step towards enhancing employee safety and healthcare, Apollo Telehealth,which brings together the best of clinical and technological excellence offered by the Apollo Hospitals Group, is proud to announce the inauguration of their ground-breakingTeleEmergency and TeleICU services at nine plants operated across India by the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC).
The inauguration ceremony was held on September 5, 2023, and was jointly presided over by Dr. Sangita Reddy, Joint Managing Director of Apollo Hospitals Group, and Shri Dilip Kumar Patel, Director of Human Resources at NTPC, along with other esteemed officials from both organizations.
The NTPC plants benefitting from these innovative services are located at Ramagundam, Kaniha, Korba, Vindhyachal, Dadri, Barh, Solapur, North Karanpura, and Mauda. These locations will now have access to Apollo’sTeleEmergency and TeleICU services, bringing advanced medical care closer to the NTPC workforce. Apollo Telehealth had supported NTPC during the Covid pandemic by setting up and operating Remote Covid Management units at 11 plant sites – during which over 1700 engineers were treated, monitored and stabilized using remote monitoring and on-ground support.
Apollo’sTeleEmergency service ensures that in case of an emergency, the highly trained paramedics can connect NTPC employees with experienced Emergency Physicians from Apollo Hospitals in Chennai, Kolkata, or Delhi within just 5 minutes. This rapid response mechanism has been designed to manage a wide range of emergencies, including strokes, flash burns, industrial accidents, heart attacks, and knife wounds, among others. This critical intervention aims to bridge the gap between the onset of a medical crisis and the arrival of specialized medical care.
Furthermore, Apollo Telehealthwill leverage its extensive telemedicine network to enable virtual access to doctors from over 20 specialties. This service will be extended not only to NTPC employees but also to their families. This innovative approach to healthcare will not only save lives but also significantly reduce the time and expense associated with traveling long distances for medical consultations.
Dr. Sangita Reddy, Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals Group, expressed her enthusiasm about the expanded services, stating, “We believe that access to quality healthcare is a fundamental right. With the launch of TeleEmergency and TeleICU services at these NTPC plants, we are bringing Apollo’s expertise and care directly to the people who need it the most. We are committed to making a positive impact on the lives of NTPC employees and their families.”
Shri Dilip Kumar Patel,Director of Human Resources, NTPC shared his insights on the transformative potential of these services, saying, “At NTPC, our employees are our most valuable asset. By partnering with Apollo Telehealth, we are taking a significant step towards enhancing the well-being of our workforce. These services will not only ensure timely medical attention but also offer a new dimension of healthcare accessibility.”
“With the inauguration of TeleEmergency and TeleICU services at these NTPC plants, we are not just enhancing employee safety and well-being; we are revolutionizing the way healthcare is delivered. Apollo’s commitment to making quality healthcare accessible to all finds a new dimension through these ground-breaking services. By bringing our expertise directly to the workforce and their families, we are bridging geographical barriers and ensuring timely medical attention in critical situations. This collaboration between Apollo Telehealth and NTPC signifies a powerful partnership focused on innovation, excellence, and the holistic well-being of stakeholders. As we continue to pioneer healthcare solutions, these services mark a significant milestone in our journey towards building a healthier and safer future for all” said Mr. Vikram Thaploo, CEO, Apollo Telehealth.
The joint inauguration ceremony signifies a powerful collaboration between Apollo Telehealth and NTPC, two renowned organizations that prioritize innovation, excellence, and the well-being of their stakeholders. Through the integration of TeleEmergency and TeleICU services, along with virtual access to specialized doctors, a new era of healthcare is set to dawn upon NTPC employees and their families.
As Apollo Telehealth continues to lead the way in pioneering health-tech solutions, the launch of TeleEmergency and TeleICU services in these locations marks another milestone in their journey towards building a healthier and safer future for all.