Insurance brokerage company Medmark is providing the Ministry of Health with the financial and technological support to help curb the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, ,
Medmark’s efforts come as part of the ministry’s efforts caring for those infected with the virus, whilst also helping raise healthcare service levels and reduce risks for medical staff.
As part of its commitment, Medmark has sponsored the establishment of a Telemedicine Unit at the Imbaba Fever Hospital, one of Cairo’s main quarantine centres for coronavirus patients.
Medmark has also contributed to the upgrading of the Nasser Institute Hospital’s Telemedicine Unit, which is acting as a hub connecting quarantine hospitals across Egypt.
“Along with other healthcare-related services, Medmark has a role to play helping Egyptian society cope with the coronavirus pandemic and we’re proud to be able to support the efforts of Egypt’s Ministry of Health,” said Sherif ElGhatrifi, Medmark CEO. “Medmark has collaborated with Tele-Med International to support the ministry and the General Organization for Teaching Hospitals and Institutes (GOTHI) in raising healthcare service levels in the face of the pandemic, using telemedicine.”
Tele-Med International Managing Director Mohamed El Dardiry added, “Telemedicine technology can help healthcare institutions quickly and effectively raise the standard of care for patients infected with coronavirus.”
“The technology can be particularly valuable in caring for critical cases, such as patients suffering from chronic diseases like diabetes, hypertension, cardiac or pulmonary diseases or tumours,” El Dardiry also said, “Telemedicine can also improve bedside care provided in quarantine hospitals, allowing consultants in other locations to oversee patients and treat them remotely.”
Telemedicine uses telecommunications, video and digital technologies that allow medical staff to treat patients in remote locations. It can also increase the availability to smaller healthcare institutions of specialist doctors and other medical experts. The use of telemedicine for remote care can also help reduce the exposure of medical staff to highly infectious diseases.
ElGhatrifi added that Medmark is actively reviewing other initiatives to support the community in its fight against the virus, saying, “We will not hesitate in contributing to any effort that enhances the country’s fight to overcome this pandemic”.
Medmark has over 30 years of experience in insurance, working closely with major global and local companies in the sector. It offers all insurance services to individuals, institutions and companies of all sizes from small, medium to large enterprises. Tele-Med International provides technologies and systems of telemedicine & telehealth throughout the MENA region. It has developed and established telemedicine units in Egypt, especially in remote communities such as Nubia and the Oases, and has partnerships with major European and American hospitals.