Over 45 audio system and 450-plus delegates logged into eight highly effective panel discussions throughout the 2-day Elets Healthcare Infrastructure Summit 2021, which explored the adoption of cutting-edge design & novel applied sciences for creating a sensible & responsive hospital area, stories Mrinmoy Bhattacharjee of Elets News Network (ENN).
Elets Hospital Infrastructure Summit 2021 that targeted on ‘Building a Better, Safer & Welcoming Hospitals’ simply concluded just about. The two-day summit introduced collectively the best minds within the authorities and hospital trade to reimagine India’s hospital infrastructure panorama.
Organised by Elets Technomedia Pvt Ltd and co-organised by its flagship eHEALTH journal on May 20-21, the digital summit held within the gentle of the Covid-19 pandemic that scrambled stakeholders to evaluate the well being of the nation’s hospital infrastructure, and the large bang coverage launch of Atmanirbhar Bharat (Self-reliant India) by the Modi authorities final yr and personal sector funding pledges that adopted.
“In the view of the Covid-19 pandemic, the hospital infrastructure segment will witness a paradigm shift in the nation’s thought-process and policy formulation. The segment is now more poised to adopt best practices and robust and scalable technologies to attain Atmanirbhar or self-reliance in healthcare for serving 137 crore Indians,” mentioned Dr Ravi Gupta, Editor-in-Chief and CEO, Elets Techomedia Pvt Ltd, on the inaugural session on day-1 of Elets Hospital Infrastructure Summit 2021.
On day-2 of Elets Hospital Infrastructure Summit, panel discussions encapsulated Covid 2.0: Transformation in Hospital Infra the Way Forward; Smart Hospitals: Transforming Healthcare with Next-gen Technology; Improving Hospital Safety: Providing Protection to People & Buildings; and Designing an Innovative, Patient-centric Healthcare Infrastructure.
Highlights from the Panel Discussion on Covid 2.0: Transformation in hospital infra the way in which ahead
Dr Ok Madan Gopal, Sr Consultant, NITI Aayog: India must rethink the way in which hospital infrastructure area is evolving. We additionally have to introspect on the issuance of security certificates to hospitals as mishaps equivalent to hearth accidents in lots of hospitals are being reported from varied elements of the nation. India must also concentrate on constructing expert healthcare manpower, which is noticeably in dearth in semi-rural and rural areas; it’s time for us to concentrate on creating and managing a pool of human useful resource within the healthcare panorama.
Dr Venkat Ramana Sudigali, Director and CEO, Excell Multispeciality Hospital: An issue distinctive to India is that sufferers died attributable to lack of infrastructure throughout the Covid occasions. Proper allocation or administration of sources is the important thing to deal with the healthcare of a rustic as huge and numerous as India.
Gandharv Roy, COO, Medica Super Speciality Hospital: We are massively increasing our hospital infrastructure by augmenting the rely of ICU and Oxygen beds. Besides, we’re investing in boosting security and provide chain features of hospital area for guaranteeing higher job satisfaction, productiveness and affected person care.
Namit Soni, Director & CEO, Soni Hospitals: The Covid-19 pandemic has uncovered the state of the agricultural healthcare infrastructure. India must gear up in medical gear in addition to manpower domains to have the ability to cater to 70% of India’s inhabitants that lives in rural areas.
Alok Agarwal, CMO, Orient Bell Ltd: Our firm believes in improvements. We carry on brainstorming how our improvements may be directed at responding to the well being disaster. We have lately obtained sufferers for our anti-viral tiles that prohibit the unfold of viruses on the floor and kill greater than 99% of the viruses in two hours.
Highlights from the Panel Discussion on Smart Hospitals: Transforming Healthcare with Next-gen Technology
Dr SM Sapatnekar, Medical Director, Godrej Memorial Hospital: The hospital phase urgently and badly wants streamlined and easy software program. The significance of such methods is greater than ever earlier than within the Covid occasions. Hospitals additionally want reliable and dependable software program suppliers who may be banked upon for long-term report upkeep and swift accessibility.
Kishor Gojiya, Head – IT, CIMS Hospital Pvt Ltd: Artificial Intelligence (AI) can by no means exchange medical doctors, that are vital within the human-touch medical occupation. But, the new-age tech will play a significant function in pathology and cardiology sooner or later.
Dr Subair Khan, Managing Director, Orthomed Multispeciality Hospital: Transparency is the cornerstone of the healthcare occupation. We have witnessed how expertise performed an enormous function in boosting the transparency of mattress occupancy in addition to the provision of vital medicines equivalent to Remdesiver for needy sufferers throughout the Covid occasions in Tamil Nadu.
Raj Shekher Janapareddy, Director, Bloom Hospitals: Demonetisation accelerated the adoption of digital fee, which in flip, made individuals comfy with the adoption of different digital platforms equivalent to telemedicine. Despite cognitive energy, AI has not been in a position to exchange creativity concerned within the healthcare occupation. But, the brand new tech can do mundane work quicker and cheaper.
Highlights from the Panel Discussion on Improving Hospital Safety: Providing Protection to People & Buildings
Dr Aloke Mullick, Group CEO, Omni Hospitals: The security features of hospitals in India are sometimes taken care of by unskilled safety personnel. India’s hospitals ought to rent retired hearth preventing personnel to coach their in-house safety personnel; hospitals must also maintain weekly fire-safety drills.
Dr Dilip Rangarajan, Group Medical Director, NU Hospital: The security and safety of hospitals and their occupants are of nice significance for us. Our hospital has a large security and safety infrastructure focussed on fixed affected person monitoring for creating a sturdy setting of security.
Col Dr Sunil Rao, CEO, Gujarat Cancer Society: There is a have to re-design our hospitals for making the area pleasant to specially-abled individuals. This design ingredient must be propagated and practised with a lot vigour.
Saumil Bhatt, Head – Operations & HR, BAPS Hospital: Our thought course of must be aligned with realism that calls for putting the necessity of sufferers on the centre of hospital design. We have designed patient-friendly hospitals with open-to-sky corridors, both-side opening doorways for affected person cabins, well-spaced staircases, amongst others:
Highlights from the Panel Discussion on Designing an Innovative, Patient-centric Healthcare Infrastructure:
Shamit Manchanda, Chief Healthcare Architect, Manchanda Associates: Healthcare not solely wants evidence-based medication but in addition evidence-based design that provides visible aid, therapeutic gardens, good signage, and good acoustics for swift restoration in addition to healthful marvellous expertise by sufferers.
Ramprasad Akkisetti, Founder Managing Director, CCBA Designs Pvt Ltd Architects & Urban Planners: Hospitals in India must be designed preserving in thoughts not solely medical doctors, nurses and different caregivers but in addition the influx of members of the family and kin who wish to be current and go to sufferers throughout hospital remedy.
Dr Sandeep Chatrath, Regional CEO & Group Medical Director, Metro Group Of Hospitals: The Covid-19 has underscored the importance of sanitation, hand-wash services, patient-centric, and employees motion in hospitals. Going ahead, these features will probably be a lot thought of for incorporating in hospital planning.
Abdullah Saleem, Group CIO, Omni Hospitals: Budget for IT infrastructure in private and non-private sector hospitals are getting diminished. This step is adversely impacting affected person care outcomes. Smart hospitals can’t be constructed with out allocating an satisfactory price range for IT infrastructure. Abdullah Saleem, Group CIO, Omni Hospitals.
The panel discussions have been moderated by Gaurav Loria, Group Chief Quality Officer & Head Operations (Vice President), Apollo Hospitals; Neeraj Lal, Group Sr VP, Medicover Hospitals (India); Dr Ashish Chauhan, Consultant, Apollo Institute of Medical Science & Research Center; and Prof Supten Sarbadhikari, Health Information Educationist.
Curtains got here down on Elets Hospital Infrastructure Summit 2021 with the Vote of Thanks by Kartik Sharma, Associate Editor, Elets Technomedia Pvt Ltd.
Association of Indian Manufacturers of Medical Devices (AIMED) was a supporting associate and National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH) was a Knowledge Partner; Orient Bell Ltd was a Gold Partner and Everest Industries Ltd was Healthcare Solution Partner of Elets Hospital Infrastructure Summit 2021.
This post-show report will probably be adopted by movies of the audio system and panels over the following few days.