Indian hospitals pioneering use of 'eICUs' to combat doctor shortage

Indian doctors recently saved the life of a 30-year-old woman by instructing an unspecialized doctor about chest compressions over Internet-enabled video. The country's private hospital chains such as Fortis and Apollo plan to expand the number of so-called eICU beds by about 20% a year, from about 3,000 beds right now. "We save about 25 lives a month," said Shamit Gupta, medical director at Fortis' eICU unit. More

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