Legrand India, a part of the Legrand group and a specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructure has recently flagged off telemedicine health centre for the people in Haridwar and Jalgaon. As a part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative, Legrand has collaborated with Nanavati Hospital, Mumbai to set up the telemedicine centre, which will aid in free super-speciality tele-consulting for patients for whom specialist healthcare is difficult to reach.
A synergy between the best in medical and telecommunication technology, this CSR project is designed to be sustainable and scalable considering it can be replicated in other locations for Legrand. The facility will enable patients to connect with the doctors real-time through audio/video technology. Patients can diagnose and submit their health data such as blood pressure (BP), blood test, X-Ray among others online which will be remotely made available to the doctor sitting at Nanavati Hospital with the help of paramedical staff available at the centre. Doctors and patients can then be connected real-time through audio-video. This technology also enables doctors to use a digital stethoscope to listen to the heart, lungs similar to a physical examination and subsequently prescribe relevant medicine.
Highlighting about the telemedicine health center, Tony Berland, CEO and MD, Legrand India said, “Business ecosystem, People and Environment are the three CSR focal areas at Legrand group. In line with this objective, this CSR drive is a strategically driven project to support the health and wellbeing of the communities.”
“As a part of our worldwide CSR activities, we are actively involved in providing telehealth facilities for remote communities in India. As a leading provider of connected products, it made complete sense to leverage this approach for helping the community and try to bridge the huge gap of healthcare accessibility in India. Over 10,000 people have availed of tele-consultations successfully at our centres. We would like to thank Nanavati Hospital for supporting this initiative as our medical consulting partner and providing specialised doctors from their team for this centre.” he further added.
Manpreet Singh Sohal, Director and Chief Operating Officer, Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital, said, “In order to have continuous awareness and engagement of the marginalised community, so far 16 health camps have been organised in presence of Nanavati Hospital doctors at various locations nearby Telemedicine Centre and more than 2500 community members availed the primary consultancy. This effective intervention will continue in future as well. The number of tele-consultancies at TMC is increasing which is supporting our premise that there was an acute need of such specialised tele-consultancy intervention. We are proud of our association with Legrand.”