Vayodha Hospital is the one to introduce Nepal’s first electronic intensive care unit facility —Critinext — in association with Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi, India. Critinext, an eICU model, is Nepal’s first tele ICU which provides ‘intensive care beyond boundaries’. This is a fusion of critical care skills, technology and innovation that would enable remote teams of specialist doctors to manage critically ill patients without transferring them to health facilities out of the country. The facility would help patients not only cut down on medical expenses but also minimise the risks involved in taking patients out of Nepal for treatment. e-ICU and ICCU are equipped in such a way that makes them almost infection-free zone. There will be constant support provided by nurses. Sufficient measures have been put in place to avoid cross infection at the hospital.
Important trends and changes in the patient’s condition can be detected and managed via e-ICU clinicians, enabling more proactive care for the patient with fewer complications. With just one phone call, doctors from India can have access to communications, navigation and surveillance systems of the hospital to facilitate treatment of patients.