Wednesday, 29 April 2020

Medmark pledges financial & technology support to help fight COVID-19 pandemic

Leading Insurance Brokerage Medmark collaborates with Tele-Med International to sponsor the Telemedicine Unit at the Imbaba Fever Hospital

Cairo, Egypt - 29 April 2020 - In line with the efforts of the Ministry of Health (MOH) to control the spread of coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), Medmark, one of Egypt’s leading insurance brokerage companies is providing financial and technological support to the Ministry’s efforts in caring for those infected with the virus, helping to raise healthcare service levels and reduce risks for medical staff.

As part of its commitment to help fight the coronavirus, Medmark has sponsored the establishment of a Telemedicine Unit in Imbaba Fever Hospital, one of the main quarantine centers for coronavirus patients in Egypt’s capital. Medmark has also contributed to the upgrading of the Telemedicine Unit in the Nasser Institute Hospital, which is the hub connecting all quarantine hospitals throughout 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 MOH and General Organization for Teaching Hospitals and Institutes (GOTHI) in raising healthcare service levels in the face of the pandemic, using telemedicine.”

“Telemedicine technology can help healthcare institutions quickly and effectively raise the standard of care for patients infected with coronavirus,” said Tele-Med International Managing Director Mohamed El Dardiry. “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 tumors. 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 and can increase the availability of specialist doctors and other medical experts to smaller healthcare institutions. The use of telemedicine for remote care can also help reduce the exposure of medical staff to highly infectious diseases such as Covid-19.

ElGhatrifi added that Medmark is actively reviewing other initiatives to support the community in its fight against the Coronavirus pandemic: “We will not hesitate in contributing to any effort that enhances the country’s fight to overcome this pandemic”.

Medmark has more than 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 is the first to register with a Trade License as a Telemedicine company in Egypt. It provides technologies and systems of telemedicine & telehealth throughout the MENA region. It develops and establishes telemedicine units in Egypt, especially in remote communities like Nubia and Oasis and has partnerships with major European and American hospitals.