Frugal innovations that helped mission hospitals manage during the pandemic and further suggestions

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Frugal innovations that helped mission hospitals manage during the pandemic and further suggestions


JournalGnanaraj Jesudian a, Kevin Gnanaraj b, Biju Islaryc, Botoho Sumid, George Mathew
Article typeJournal research article – Other
Publication date – Nov – 2020
Authors – Gnanaraj Jesudian, Kevin Gnanaraj, Biju Islaryc, Botoho Sumid, George Mathew
Keywordscovid-19, GILLS, Laptop Cystoscope, Personal Protective Equipment
Open access – Yes
SpecialityOther, Surgical Education, Urology surgery
World region Southern Asia
Country: India
Language – English
Submitted to the One Surgery Index on December 13, 2020 at 2:07 pm
Abstract:

The COVID-19 pandemic with the suddenly announced lockdown in India caused great stress to already resource-constrained rural mission hospitals. Frugal innovations helped some of the mission hospitals cope with the lockdown and resume regular work. Personal Protective Equipment was made locally and staff were trained to take care of the infected patients. Cell phones and the zoom app helped them with communications. The Gas Insufflation Less Laparoscopic surgical technique helped them perform safe surgeries and allow quicker turnover of patients. The innovative Laptop Cystoscope helped in follow up treatment of patients treated earlier by specialists and for emergency treatment. Empowering local mission hospital doctors and modern communication methods helped these hospitals maintain services during the pandemic.

OSI Number – 20798

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