Mindray 14 Sep 2022
He specializes in hospital and healthcare management. His work entails supervision of hospital activities, procurement, and negotiations of medical equipment for the hospital. He is also actively involved in the NABH standardization program.
Dr. Hrishikesh shared his experience as an end user of Mindray products at Saideep hospital. Saideep hospital is in a tier 3 city of India called Ahmednagar. Tier two and tier three cities in India are considered potential markets for the medical equipment industry in terms of revenue generation. Hence, his feedbac k on Mindray products is of significant value for Mindray, India.
Saideep hospital is a 260-bed hospital, equipped with various Mindray products. The products include the following:
Dr. Hrishikesh Kalgaonkar narrated his unique experience of using some of these Mindray products during the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The second wave of the pandemic in India had severe consequences like soaring COVID-19 cases and a shortage of resources required for treatment. There were multiple variants and mutants of SARS-CoV-2 spreading across India. The most challenging aspect during the second wave was making the correct diagnosis and deciding on treatment and future courses of action for the patients.
At Saideep hospital, out of the 260 operational beds, 210 beds were always occupied during the pandemic. The consultants at the hospital were also diagnosed as COVID positive and many of them were in the ICU themselves.
Dr. S. S. Deepak, Chief Consultant Physician of Saideep Hospital was also diagnosed with COVID-19 and admitted to the ICU. He was severely ill and was receiving the Tocilizumab injection for his treatment.
The Central Monitoring System for 64 beds at the hospital is always online and shows data in real-time. This data can be accessed in Mobile Viewer at any time anywhere across the globe as it is on a static server. This technology enabled Dr. S.S. Deepak to access his patients’ data while he was being treated in ICU. He used to view the data on his iPad and instructed the duty doctors on further treatment plans for his patients.
Dr. Hrishikesh expressed that the accessibility to the right technology like CMS Viewer helped them prevail over the pandemic. He advised the medical equipment procurement team and the management of all hospitals to refurbish their infrastructure with the right technology. He added that technology will be updated, and better medical equipment will be introduced to the market every year. However, revamping the infrastructure to accommodate new technology every time it is released is not feasible. Hence, all hospitals should be equipped with advanced medical technologies and be future-ready today
He concluded by stating that although Saideep hospital is from a small section of the market, staying relevant in terms of technology has helped them to endure and evolve.