At a time when India is grappling with a massive surge in coronavirus infections, an overburdened healthcare system, and shortage of essential medical supplies and equipment, scores of start-ups are working round the clock to tackle some of the problems.
Hyderabad-based StanPlus Technologies is offering 24×7 on-demand emergency response and medical assistance to people. The start-up is helping Covid-19 patients and suspected patients with consultations, arranging for beds, connecting them with plasma donors and providing transportation to hospitals through its network of more than 3,400 ambulances.
To cater to more patients pan-India, it has also partnered with top hospitals and other service providers covering lab tests and medicine delivery. It is also arranging air ambulance transfers from one part of the country to another. StanPlus has supported more than 7,000 Covid-affected people.
“We are trying our best to mitigate the major issues faced by industry on ground, which include the scarce availability of advanced life support ambulances (ALS) and trained paramedics. We find that our ambulances are being occupied for longer periods to support critical patients, due to the uncertainty involved in bed and oxygen availability at hospitals,” founder and CEO Prabhdeep Singh told FE.