Telehealth Managed by Nexa

Cliente:
Nexa

MITIGATION OF IMPACTS RESULTING FROM COVID-19 AND OTHER DISEASES

The mining company Nexa, which extracts zinc and copper more than 60 years ago in Brazil and Peru, implemented a telehealth project in its area of influence that allows ultrasound imaging by health personnel in the area, which are interpreted by first-level specialists remotely and in real time.

Current intervention areas:

Present in 4 regions and 5 towns:

  • Ancash: CS (health centre) Conchucos and PS (health post) Aquia
  • Huancavelica: CM (medical centre) Palca
  • Pasco: PS Yarusyacán
  • Ica: PS Chavín

Equipment:

  • Portable ultrasound scanner with two settings for the lung and gestational protocol of the second and third trimester.
  • State-of-the-art convex transducer to acquire as many images as possible. 
  • Medical Box to acquire patient information and images sent to the cloud.
  • Pulse oximeters.
  • Fetal heartbeat detector.
  • Specialized clothing to protect the health of doctors and patients

Social impact:

  • Preparation of accurate medical reports in cases of pregnancy, abdomen and/or lung diagnosis, performed on more than 500 patients.
  • Detection of pneumonia symptoms due to COVID-19 or other diseases.
  • Timely and wise medical decisions to expedite emergency and inpatient services in the health centres of Pasco, Huancavelica, Ica and Ancash.
  • Access to telehealth services for children.
  • Optimization of the area’s resources to improve health care.
  • Empowerment through training of more than 10 health centre professionals.

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