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Doctor in the Cloud: As Covid-19 rages on, hospitals embrace technology

The platform runs on a software called Power BI, a data visualisation tool that evaluates the vitals of all patients in ICUs in over 15 districts of Karntaka

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Karnataka was the first state to link ICUs of Covid hospitals on a single platform and monitor the progress of patients from a command centre.

Samreen Ahmad
In July, when Covid-19 cases were rising sharply in Karnataka, a septuagenarian patient was admitted to a hospital in the district of Kalaburagi. The patient was critical — he had Covid-19 and pneumonia, and multiple organs in his body had been affected. The doctors at the hospital immediately got on to the Critical Care Support Unit of the state to consult senior doctors in Bengaluru. On their advice, the patient remained in ICU for a week and was treated for other complications along with the Covid-specific treatment. After three weeks, the patient recovered and was discharged. 

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First Published: Nov 29 2020 | 8:55 PM IST

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