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K R Hospital, Mysore upgrades its Critical Care Infrastructure! MillionICU Initiative by Dozee

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35 Step-Down ICU beds installed to create smart wards; facilitating continuous critical care for 1000+ patients over the next 3 months

Mysuru: MillionICU, an initiative that addresses the massive shortage of ICU beds and staff in public hospitals has upgraded 35 normal beds into step-down ICUs in Krishna Rajendra Hospital to facilitate critical care for 1000+ patients over the next 3 months.

Dozee has also set up a 24×7 Central Monitoring Cell at the hospital which enables healthcare staff to monitor multiple patients remotely from gynecology and surgical ICU departments who were previously monitored manualrly only every couple of hours.

K R Hospital is one of the largest hospitals in Mysuru District with a total bed capacity of over 1300 beds which includes beds in general medicine, general surgery and in other specialties like ENT, ophthalmology, urology, plastic surgery, psychiatry and others.

It was a designated COVID-19 hospital last year. The MillionICU initiative will help rebuild the hospital infrastructure that had stretched beyond limits during the second wave of COVID-19. Learning from the substantial experience of dealing with a pandemic, hospitals across the country are now preparing to monitor a large number of patients in real-time. Hospitals are looking for newer technologies that can cover more patients for monitoring and treatment, helping healthcare workers manage time and resources better.

The MillionICU initiative answers the urgent need to strengthen the long term public health infrastructure and make quality healthcare available, accessible and affordable to the vast majority of the population in India.

The MillionICU initiative was launched with the goal of enabling public hospitals to tide over the COVID-19 crisis in the short-term and bring about a rapid, long-term transformation in India’s public healthcare infrastructure.The initiative will help upgrade critical care infrastructure in several government hospitals across Karnataka and India. 

Dozee’s MillionICU initiative is a bold step towards changing the critical care infrastructure throughout the country. It offers a  unique opportunity for government hospitals to use technology to quickly augment the much required HDUs and ICUs.

The company has set an audacious goal of installing 50,000 step-down ICU beds across India in the next 12 months and take it to 1 million in the next 3 years. The initiative has already benefited 32 such hospitals across 20 districts in India with more than 12000 patientsbeing monitored and having saved 30000+ nursing hours.

In Karnataka MillionICU has upgraded Victoria Hospital, Charaka Hospital, Jayanagar General Hospital, Mysore District Hospital, BRIMSBidar, KIMS-Hubli, SIMS-Shimoga and plans to install 500 more devices in the coming months.

The MillionICU initiative is an effort to leapfrog the critical health infrastructure and empower government hospitals with step-down ICU beds. The initiative aims to dramatically increase the number of HDUs with centralized patient monitoring in these hospitalsand make critical care more easily accessible and available, even in the remotest part of the country. Under the initiative, hospital beds will be installed with Dozee’s contactless sensors powered by an AI-based triaging system that enables continuous (more than 100 times per hour) and accurate monitoring of a patient’s heart rate, respiratory rate, and other clinical parameters like sleep apnea and myocardial performance metrics without coming in contact with the patient. The constant stream of patient data aids the medical staff with early detection of patient deterioration and notifies the care team of any abnormalities before it becomes critical. Custom alerts can be set for every patient, helping doctors optimise treatment plans, focus on critical patients and provide improved proactive care. By setting up such a connected healthcare system Dozee aims to digitalize the health monitoring as well as to improve the ICU throughput.

MillionICU has been recently recognized as the best Indigenous COVID Response Project at the 5th CSR Health Impact Awards organized by IHW Council.

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Dr Manjunath H G, Department of Anaesthesiology, K R Hospital

“Remote monitoring of patients has acted as a boon for our doctors in the hospital. We are now able to monitor critical patients 24X7 at a time from the web-dashboard and also from a mobile phone app. We are grateful for this initiative which helps government hospitals to upgrade available beds into HDUs with minimal cost. Such technology can be a game changer for patient monitoring in hospitals, at home and for early screening of health disorders”

Mudit Dandwate, CEO & Cofounder, Dozee

“We are elated that the MillionICU initiative is a key contributor in facilitating continuous critical care in KR Hospital. Remote Patient Monitoring is rapidly becoming a way for hospitals and healthcare providers to deliver an enhanced level of quality patient care through the pandemic and beyond. With Dozee, doctors will be able to manage the load effectively by helping them to provide care to several patients at a time remotely. Important vitals such as patient heart rate, respiratory rate and oxygen saturation will aid with early detection of patient deterioration and notify the care team of any abnormalities that may be detected before it becomes critical.”

About Dozee

Dozee is India’s First Contactless Remote Health Monitoring Startup that tracks heart health, respiration, sleep quality and stress levels with 98.4% accuracy as compared to medical devices. Dozee’s AI-based module Advanced Health Intelligence, detects early signs of health deterioration by continuously assessing user’s vitals data and conducting a risk analysis. Dozee was started in October 2015 by IIT graduates Mudit Dandwate and Gaurav Parchani and has till date raised over INR 63 crore.

Launched in July 2019, they have been awarded grants by the GoI’s BIRAC, Sine IIT Bombay, ACT and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The start-up has also filed several patents on detecting and predicting respiratory, cardiac & neurological patterns & providing in-depth analysis of vital signals for early warning of health deterioration.

For more details, please visit: https://www.dozee.health/.

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