Startups fight COVID-19: How healthtech startup Meddo is helping tackle the hospital bed crisis
Every day, the raging second wave of COVID-19 is putting immense pressure on India’s overburdened healthcare segment. From the lack of hospital beds, oxygen cylinders, and medical professionals, the grim situation has instilled fear among everyone in the country.
As help from countries across the globe pours in to help India get through the crisis, Indian startups are doing their best to help control the deadly situation.
Gurugram-based healthtech startup Meddo launched its COVID-19 L1 care facilities, in partnership with Treebo Hotels, in the first week of May to help patients get access to medical facilities in the initial stage of the infection. The aim is to help patients in the initial stage to avoid further deterioration, which leads to the need for ICUs and hospital care.
The government has classified different health centres under L1, L2 and L3 levels, with L1 catering to non-critical patients, while L2 and L3 will deal with more complicated and critical COVID-19 cases.
“We have set up L1 facilities equipped with doctors, nurses, and oxygen concentrators to make sure that the need for hospitalisation comes down. We are providing care to patients with mild to moderate symptoms in the early phase, thereby reducing the chances of the infection worsening,” says Saurabh Kochhar, Founder and CEO of Meddo.