Philips introduces mobile ICU in India to deal with Covid-19

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a pioneer in health technology, has today introduced the Mobile Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in India. Each of these pre-fabricated ICU, designed to meet the critical care needs of patients, has a capacity of nine beds. These will be prepared by Philips locally in India.

Each ICU unit can be assembled in a day at a select site. This portable ICU will help government institutions and organizations that want to increase their community reach. It will also help in reducing the impact of epidemics and natural calamities like the currently spread Covid-19.

These self-reliant units spread over 1380 sq ft will need only electricity and water connections to make them operational on site. Each portable ICU is equipped with state-of-the-art critical-care infrastructures such as individual patient cubicles, high-end washrooms with anti-bacterial paints and self-disinfection facility to avoid cross-contamination.

These ICUs have features such as back-up power, oxygen and vacuum supply with medical equipment such as ventilators, defibrillators, central monitoring stations and continuous positive air pressure (CPAP) machines.

On the future of this portable ICU, Daniel Mazon, vice chairman and managing director, Philips Indian Subcontinent, said, “We are proud to introduce a state-of-the-art mobile ICU for India in line with the government’s commitment to providing affordable and high-quality health equipment to the people in the country. We believe this solution will help the country to deal effectively with Covid-19 as it enables health institutions to increase their bed capacity.

On this product, Mahipal Singh Bhanot, Zonal Director-Fortis Healthcare said, “The portable ICU solution prepared by Philips India provides all modern technologies with portability. This will greatly help in the treatment of the isolated patient, disaster management and community infection. ‘