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Meddo launches care centres for COVID patients

Meddo launches care centres for COVID patients

The rising COVID-19 across the country is putting severe pressure on the healthcare sector. Shortage of beds and oxygen cylinders and lack of healthcare professionals are some major issues. In this situation, some startups are exploring ways to tackle the crisis. Meddo is one among them.

This Gurugram-based startup launched COVID-19 L1 care facilities in association with Treebo Hotels. The government classified different health centres into L1, L2 and L3 levels. While L1 care centre serves non-critical patients, L2 and L3 provide services to more complicated and critical COVID-19 patients.

Meddo offers services to patients in the initial stage of virus infection aiming to avoid further severe consequences like hospitalization. They provide services to patients with mild to moderate symptoms in the initial stage so that their symptoms may not worsen further.

Meddo L1 care facilities have healthcare teams like doctors and nurses. They also have oxygen concentrators to help patients in times of need.

Meddo has three care centres in Gururgram. It aims to launch two more centres in the next week.

Saurabh Kochhar, the founder of the startup, says that the startup is facing troubles in obtaining oxygen concentrators. Though the care facilities have all other requirements, they don’t have enough oxygen concentrators. Hence, Meddo is trying to buy them locally or import them.

Initially, Meddo was launched to establish the ambulatory services sector in India. But, observing the need of COVID-19 patients, the startup launched care centres to serve them.

It received approval for establishing 100-150 beds in all three care centres from Gurugram authorities. Their first care centre has 25 rooms. It can cater to the needs of around 50 patients. The startup’s existing partner doctors will visit the patients. Meddo also recruited nurses to look after patients. The care centre services are free to patients at present. Meddo Foundation sponsors the operations.

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