The session was moderated by Vivek Seigell, Principal Director, PHD Chamber. The webinar was attended by more than 50 delegates
The webinar was graced by the presence of Dr GL Agarwal, President & Founder Trustee, Social Action Foundation, Dr N Subramanian, Chairman, Health Committee & Director, Medical Services, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, Prem Sharma, Founder & CEO, DayToDay Health, Dr Vishnu Vardhan, Chief Operating Officer, DayToDay Health, Yvonne Biggins, Mental Health and Wellbeing Lead, DayToDay Health, Saurabh Sanyal, Secretary General, PHD Chamber and the session was moderated by Vivek Seigell, Principal Director, PHD Chamber.
Dr Subramanian in his welcome address said that the current pandemic has been very stressful and has put a massive pressure on the entire healthcare system. He said the Coronavirus disease has hit us very strongly and therefore identification, isolation and testing have become important mechanism to reduce the transmission. The remote identifying platforms can help in identifying and assessing the patient’s population. Enabling the pre-assessments and care protocols could help reduce the risk of exposure for both patients and their care team, and potentially slow the spread of the COVID-19 disease by decreasing the number of unnecessary hospital visits or in-person consultations
He further added that the telemedicine concept has been accelerated during this COVID period playing an important role in providing consultation to patients without visiting the hospital and could especially be useful for elderly people at home.
Dr Agarwal said that there are lot of activities done under the Social Action Foundation. He said the foundation is working on various social activities like education, training and skilling, specially girls for helping the doctors in healthcare activities. He further explained about the most effective methods of increasing involvement and support for the education of BPL youth.
Sharma gave a brief presentation about the DayToDay platform and explained about the various uses of the platform for the general public as well as the care givers. Sharma further said that today tracing, managing, and monitoring of COVID patients has become the centrefold solution of heading towards a COVID free society. Our COVID Care Platform acts like a mini-clinic that allows patients a seamless delivery of healthcare that also includes mental healthcare and counselling apart from physical health. The programme is an evidence-backed, holistic care programme that can be used for overall well-being of a patient. He further explained various features of the COVID Care Platform and said that the platform is ready and could activate within 10 minutes time frame to serve various corporates companies, hospitals etc.
Dr Vardhan explained about the key components of the crisis response plan for COVID and how to deal with the situation. He also explained how one could operate his business and work smoothly during these challenging times. Dr Vardhan also mentioned that during these unlocking days of pandemic the industry is also facing enormous challenges and simultaneously keeping the balance between the life and livelihood.
“It is important for enterprises – small, medium and large to track the health and wellness quotient of their employees. DayToDay’s COVID care programme encapsulates key measures that help enterprises effectively handle their employees remotely,” shared Dr Vardhan.
Biggins explained about the different needs of different people during this pandemic to deal with the mental stress by keeping his / herself calm. She has also explained various benefits related to the platform like the use of teleconsultation module of the platform and how it could be very useful for the patients during this challenging times. Biggins further added that through the platform patient can discuss and take consultation and advice from the doctor for their condition. She said mental health also plays an important role in many ways and explained the concept of mental health and how one could think of positive thoughts during any negative situation. Biggins said that the platform has trained doctors and nurses to fight COVID and could also deploy the clinicians to serve any number of patients.
“Dealing with COVID-19 can be strenuous for the patient and the caregiver. It can also lead to severe mental stress and the feeling of loneliness, depression, and anxiety. Our platform is equipped to handle each patient / caregiver’s unique case and help in optimising their well-being,” said Biggins.
Seigell gave a vote of thanks to all panellists, media partners and all those who had joined the webinar and shared their thoughts. The webinar was attended by more than 50 delegates.