In a primary in India, Madurai, Tamil Nadu-based Meenakshi Mission Hospital and Research Centre (MMHRC) has deployed 16 cellular Teladoc Health Robots. The robots, which the hospital claims are the popular selection of the world’s top-6 hospitals, and MMHRC is the one Indian healthcare establishment to deploy these.
The Teledoc Robots might be used for medical examinations, analysis, and monitoring of well being parameters of each out-patients and in-patients.
The hospital has procured these robots from the US-based Teladoc, a multinational telemedicine and digital healthcare firm based mostly in New York.
The Teladoc telemedicine robots have capabilities to hold out fundamental medical examinations (similar to checking blood stress and coronary heart price) on their very own, as instructed by the medical doctors. As IoT units, they can be utilized to regulate different superior diagnostic gear similar to CT and MRI scan machines.
Applying Artificial Intelligence, these Teledoc robots can gather and course of knowledge from different diagnostic gear and current it to the medical doctors to assist them make exact medical selections. The robots may also improve affected person relations, as they’re fitted with cameras and show displays to allow patient-doctor interplay.
Dr. S. Gurushankar, Chairman, Meenakshi Mission Hospital, Madurai said, “The adoption of such telemedicine robots is not going to take away jobs of paramedical staff. Their primary objective is to augment the diagnostic abilities of doctors and improve access, quality, and efficiency of healthcare delivery for patients irrespective of their physical location – whether they are admitted at the hospital or are miles away at their home.”