New Delhi: In a major step towards enhancing employee safety and healthcare, Apollo Telehealth announced the inauguration of their TeleEmergency and TeleICU services at nine plants operated across India by the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC).
The NTPC plants benefitting from these innovative services are located at Ramagundam, Kaniha, Korba, Vindhyachal, Dadri, Barh, Solapur, North Karanpura, and Mauda. These locations will now have access to TeleEmergency and TeleICU services, bringing advanced medical care closer to the NTPC workforce.
The TeleEmergency service ensures that in case of an emergency, highly trained paramedics can connect NTPC employees with experienced emergency physicians from Apollo Hospitals in Chennai, Kolkata, or Delhi within five minutes. This rapid response mechanism has been designed to manage a wide range of emergencies, including strokes, flash burns, industrial accidents, heart attacks, and knife wounds, among others. This critical intervention aims to bridge the gap between the onset of a medical crisis and the arrival of specialised medical care.
Furthermore, Apollo Telehealth will leverage its extensive telemedicine network to enable virtual access to doctors from over 20 specialities. This service will be extended not only to NTPC employees but also to their families. This innovative approach to healthcare will not only save lives but also significantly reduce the time and expense associated with travelling long distances for medical consultations.
Dr Sangita Reddy, Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals Group, expressed her enthusiasm about the expanded services, stating, “We believe that access to quality healthcare is a fundamental right. With the launch of TeleEmergency and TeleICU services at these NTPC plants, we are bringing Apollo’s expertise and care directly to the people who need it the most. We are committed to making a positive impact on the lives of NTPC employees and their families.”
Dilip Kumar Patel, Director, Human Resources, NTPC shared his insights on the transformative potential of these services, saying, “At NTPC, our employees are our most valuable asset. By partnering with Apollo Telehealth, we are taking a significant step towards enhancing the well-being of our workforce. These services will not only ensure timely medical attention but also offer a new dimension of healthcare accessibility.”
“With the inauguration of TeleEmergency and TeleICU services at these NTPC plants, we are not just enhancing employee safety and well-being; we are revolutionising the way healthcare is delivered. By bringing our expertise directly to the workforce and their families, we are bridging geographical barriers and ensuring timely medical attention in critical situations. This collaboration between Apollo Telehealth and NTPC signifies a powerful partnership focused on innovation, excellence, and the holistic well-being of stakeholders,” said, Vikram Thaploo, CEO, Apollo Telehealth.