Pakistan’s leading social enterprise in health technology, Sehat Kahani successfully implemented its Tele-ICU software to date in 45 out of 60 target ICUs. These ICUs are situated in Sindh, Punjab, KPK, Balochistan and Azad Kashmir.
Sehat Kahani’s implementation of Tele-ICU software in 45 ICUs is its big achievement where more than 800 physicians were trained in critical care and the use of software.
Tele-ICU Project was launched with the help of United Nations Development Program, the United Nations Population Fund, Academy of Health Services, Ministry of Health, Department of Health and the Government of Balochistan.
Moreover, the Sehat Kahani Tele-ICU platform enables physicians in the Intensive Care Units (ICUs) and High Dependence Units (HDUs) to connect, record patient information and conduct a video consultation with critical care specialists in real time.
A mid-project briefing event was held on last Thursday which was attended by Dr. Faisal Sultan, SAPM for Health, and Amir Goraya, Assistant Resident Representative of the UNDP; Dr. Asad Hafeez, Vice Chancellor of the HSA; Also by Dr. Iffat Zafar Aga & Dr. Sara Saeed Khurram, Co-founders Sehat Kahani.
Speaking during the meeting, Special Assistant to the PM said, “Tele-ICU is the need of the hour. We support Sehat Kahani and its partners in this great initiative as it aids in providing high-quality intensive care to patients in rural as well as urban areas.”
Amir Goraya, Assistant Resident Representative, UNDP Pakistan said, “Impressive results have been achieved by collective effort of UNDP, UNFPA, Ministry of Health and Sehat Kahani. Setting up 45 tele-ICUs contributes greatly to our goal of supporting the ongoing national response to the pandemic as well as advancing country’s commitment to digital health. We are confident that this partnership will change the landscape of digital health in Pakistan.”
Pakistan currently has only 50 to 70 critical care specialists to cater needs of a population of 200 million people, as per the statement of President of Pakistan Medical Association (PMA).