The Sindh government is collaborating with the Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) to provide free training and technical assistance to medical staff working in the public sector in providing critical care to Covid-19 patients. The program, Tele-ICU service will help healthcare workers from across the province treat coronavirus patients by consulting experts available for guidance throughout the day.
The program, Tele-ICU service will help healthcare workers from across the province treat coronavirus patients by consulting experts available for guidance throughout the day.
“We need allies like AKUH to help us tackle the challenge of Covid-19,” said Sindh Health and Population Welfare Minister Dr. Azra Fazal Pechuho. “Joining hands with experts in the field will help create a stronger health system that can provide the best quality care to our people in these difficult times.”
Meanwhile, AKUH medical college dean Dr. Adil Haider stated that the consultation service was a stepping stone for Pakistan as it showed how technology could help improve the healthcare system.
“Together, by extending our knowledge and expertise to one another, we can beat Covid-19 in Pakistan,” said Dr. Haider.
Healthcare professionals availing the service would also be able to learn about ventilator management of coronavirus patients from AKUH.
Moreover, experts from the private health facility will not only help doctors but will also offer advanced training to nurses with regard to treating critically ill patients while maintaining their own safety as well.
Tele-ICU increases job satisfaction, which can reduce doctor and nurse turnover in the ICU. A recent study by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses showed extremely positive support of tele-ICU among nurses for a wide range of benefits, including their ability to improve patient care and to perform their job better and more easily.
Nurses are supported to diagnose and treat critical conditions and your intensivists or hospitalists can do their best possible job with the knowledge their patients have constant care available to them.
In tele ICU service, put simply, our 24/7 care keeps more patients alive and keeps their families more at ease. They benefit from experience gained at 90+ hospitals across the country, drawing on a wide range of situations to address their condition.