Kollam: A group of young doctors has developed a single platform for post-disaster management care across the country. ‘Resus,’ the ‘public health emergency preparedness programme, is a secure internet-based platform designed to run real-time, which will include electronic hospital bed-tracking, blood bank, monitoring system and collect various other available hospital resources for all emergencies.
Dr. Ashik Muhammed, CEO and founder of Resus, told DC that the portal ‘www.resus.co.in’ also provides accurate statistics on the availability of resources, including ventilators and other medical facilities. Dr. Anu Antony and Dr. Rajesh Kumar are the co-founders of the venture. They are his colleagues working in a private hospital in Thiruvananthapuram.
“The idea came up following the disaster caused by cyclone Ockhi. We have developed a web portal and a mobile application associated with it. The network connects all hospitals, including private and public. They can update their statistics of available facility once in eight hours giving the real time status. In case of transfer of patients, the treatment summary and investigation regarding each patient can also be conveyed through this,” he said.
In case of major disasters involving more number of victims, a unique bar code is generated to count the number of casualties and track the victims admitted to various hospitals. The portal can make a change in the trauma care scenario in the wake of government order to provide treatment free of cost during the first 48 hours of the accident. It also has facilities for ambulance pre-booking and finding blood availability by networking with blood banks.
In case of emergencies, the victims will be transferred to the nearest hospital where proper triaging and initial evaluation with basic treatment are provided.
After the initial resuscitation, patients requiring higher level of care will be transferred to specialised centres. This can be achieved through this unified system avoiding delay in treatment for the victims.