In an endeavor to help people get access to world class healthcare services, Manipal Hospitals recently launched a virtual clinic for the welfare of the employees of Infosys at Electronics City campus. This solution is expected to benefit employees of Infosys immensely. It will not only provide hassle-free quality healthcare services at reduced costs, but will also pave the way for a healthier and more productive workforce.
The deployment of the telemedicine facility is to ensure that patients do not postpone treatments for fear of losing time at work in order to keep up with their appointments. Factors such as traffic and long distance play a critical role in people not tending to the needs of their health, which can lead to complications later on. This facility in the comfort of the office premises will enable ease and convenience of seeking consultations and medical advice. The clinic will also offer advice on the maladies of family members of employees. Patients have access to specialty offerings such as oncology that provide them the choice of a second opinion and enables the doctor to choose the best line of treatment for critical health issues such as cancer.
Present at the occasion, Dr. Satish Amarnath, Consultant, Occupational Healthcare (OHC), Manipal Hospitals said, “In this era where young population form the primary workforce of the companies, postponing visit to doctor either for routine check-up or for that matter even condition management like diabetes, high blood cholesterol, blood pressure, obesity and of course added to this other endocrine disorders can be critical for managing good health.
He further added, “This forms a heady mixture for the life style disorders to start ravaging the body and make disease assume serious dimensions like heart attack or stroke. In addition to this diseases like diabetes will denude the organs of the body like kidneys, functioning of heart etc. The omnipresent stress is a banal factor which pressurizes all of us in different times, this could go a long way in the mitigation and ensure a person is made to strike a work and life balance.”
In an endeavor to ensure that young population remains healthy, enabling virtual clinic at site with technology has been linked to the virtual consultations like stethoscope, digital high resolution cameras and devices like glucometer, pulse oxymeter and blood pressure and other vitals recording devices. This in turn will enable the doctor to get a picture of the patient with the history provided to arrive at a diagnosis. The hand holding by the clinic doctor enables the specialist to give advice. Also laboratory tests and sexual health counselling is a factor which can be delivered with this modality.
Gururaj Deshpande, Vice President, Infosys & DC Head, Bangalore, who inaugurated the facility, said, “Employee health is a critical element in ensuring productivity of companies and we at Infosys are extremely happy to pioneer this endeavor with Manipal Hospitals. Employee engagement and well-being are directly linked, and we ensure that it is balanced, in order to create a thriving, living workplace that people will be eager to join and stay on.”
This association with Infosys will provide Manipal Hospitals a further thrust in its pursuit of excelling in clinical care and patient-centricity. The Hospital is focusing on Digital Health, which is a blend of technology and healthcare, with an aim to enhance the latter’s efficiency, as well as tailoring medicines to individual needs and requirements. Manipal Hospitals will be launching more such virtual clinics in near future.