Fujifilm India, a pioneer in imaging technologies, in line with its commitment to provide aid for the unprecedented crisis, has strengthen its pledge to contribute to healthcare experts of Holy Spirit Hospital in Mumbai during the on-going outbreak of Coronavirus. Not everyone is aware that Fujifilm is active in the Indian health industry with its supply of not only imaging and image recording systems but also a range of radiography, mammography, ultrasound and web-based on-demand digital medical imaging systems. As such, the company is deeply committed to the Indian health industry and to hospitals and the general health of the public.
In this time of great need, the company has announced the supply of around 200 PPE kits to healthcare professionals at the Holy Spirit hospital in Mumbai. To combat the spread of the disease, Fujifilm is providing these essential preventive healthcare utility (PPE) kits to doctors which include Surgeon Gown, Face Mask, Gloves, Preventive Eye wear, Hood Cap and Shoe Cover.
In addition, the company is installing Computed Radiology, Digital Radiology systems and imagers across isolation wards at hospitals to ensure effective monitoring and controlling the disease outbreaks. These technologies will empower clinicians to improve efficiency and expedite the early diagnosis of the disease.
Commenting on this, Haruto Iwata, managing director, Fujifilm India said, “We all are witnessing an unprecedented and difficult time of our lives due to COVID-19 global pandemic. As Mumbai battles the highest number of coronavirus cases in India, we wanted to show our support to the healthcare professionals and salute these health warriors for stepping up for the country selflessly. Committed to work together with the people of India in this hour of difficulty, we have introduced these measures to ensure adequate protective equipment and masks are available for healthcare specialists and associated workforce present on the front lines. At Fujifilm, we believe it’s time for all of us to come together and protect humanity by acting responsibly and by doing what we can do to prevent further spread of COVID-19.” There are other treatment options in other places and one can also opt for medical tourism in case the ailment isn’t contagious, to explore them after travelling becomes a possibility.
This article earlier entirely based on a press release has been amended and updated to include more information about Fujifilm’s medical systems activity in India on 19 July 2020.