Startup/Enterprise: Jeevtronics, Pune
Product Developed: SanMitra 1000 HCT
Funding Programme: Centre for Augmenting WAR with COVID-19 Health Crisis (CAWACH) Program
Funding Agency: National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), DST, Govt. of India
Statistically, India’s death rate due to sudden cardiac arrest is 3 to 4 times that of developed countries. Defibrillators are mandatory in all nursing homes and is a critical instrument in ICUs and ambulances. In India, these devices are majorly imported, and many small nursing homes use refurbished devices to meet the regulation requirements, however, there is a possibility of device malfunctioning due to various reasons. Also the availability of defibrillators required in hospitals and ambulances is extremely low. Primary reasons are lack of reliable electricity, lack of affordability, poor quality refurbished devices and high cost of battery replacement.
Catering to this problem, Pune-based social and technology startup Jeevtronics has developed probably the world’s first dual powered bi-phasic defibrillator - “SanMitra 1000 HCT” defibrillator that restores normal heartbeat by sending an electric pulse or shock to the heart. It is used to prevent or correct an arrhythmia, a heartbeat that is uneven or that is too slow or too fast. This works directly on AC mains as well as on a built-in hand cranked generator for treating sudden cardiac arrest.
“SanMitra 1000 HCT” Defibrillator is particularly useful for disaster-struck situations (e.g. COVID-19). Sequestration areas inside hospitals for Corona victims need lots of defibrillators. It saves the cost of battery replacement (usually Rs. 12,000 to Rs. 35,000 per year) for the hospitals. It is designed to international IEC standards for medical devices and has been tested and approved by the NABL-accredited lab. It has been tested for 16,000 charge-discharge cycles thereby making it super long-life world-class product. It is designed to sustain the most stringent vibration and drop test standards so that our customers can be rest assured that they can install our defibrillators in ambulances that travel on rough roads. Hopefully, this will significantly improve access to defibrillators in all low and middle income world, which do not have reliable electricity.
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