Friday, September 18, 2020

Healthspring Introduces Special Services to Combat COVID-19

~ Members can avail the services across centers ~


Mumbai, September 18th2020: Healthspring, providers of primary healthcare services, have recently introduced a range of facilities for patients affected by Covid-19. These include Antibody testing, Home isolation services, and antigen testing.


Healthspring has successfully conducted approximately 10,000 antigen tests and 6,000 antibody tests. An antigen test is conducted by inserting a swab into a person’s nasal cavity and is then tested to detect fragments of proteins which are found on or within the SARS-CoV-2 virus while an antibody test, as the name implies, detects the presence of antibodies in the blood. The tests are approved by ICMR for testing seroprevalence studies in India and is certified by CE-IVD & received USFDA emergency use authorization (EUA). These tests have been specially conducted for housing complexes, factories, and corporate offices. An increasing number of corporates are opting for antigen testing for their employees before they return to work. The home isolation services are specially designed with treatments that make recovery at home a speedy and comfortable process.


Commenting on the development, Dr. Gautam Sen, Chairman and Founder of Healthspring said, “India has now become the second country in the world with the highest number of Covid cases, and now is an extremely crucial time than ever to take every necessary step to stay safe from getting affected. At Healthspring, we are determined to help all our patrons fight Covid-19 fearlessly. We have carefully designed the special services for members to ensure their wellbeing and avoid any further health-related risks in these challenging times.”


As per data collected by the Indian Council of Medical Research [ICMR], India has crossed 5 crores testing mark on 7th September 2020. With average testing of more than 10 lakhs per day in last 10 days, India has tested 5,06,50,128 samples across the country till 7th September 2020. Rapidly increasing testing samples was made possible as daily testing average had been on a continuous rise from around 7 lakh tests being conducted per day in the 3rd week of August to more than 10 lakh tests per day in the 1st week of September.


To ensure wellbeing of all patients, Healthspring has also included additional services including devices for monitoring oxygen saturation, heart rate, and blood pressure, amongst others. They are also ensuring that doctors and nurses doing home visits are equipped with safety gears (PPE Kits), home sample collection and facilitation for emergency ambulance services and Covid-19 testing.


These services can be availed at all Healthspring clinics in Mumbai and Pune.


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