Indus Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, has taken iSTOC Mobile Diagnostics Solution in use for testing and mapping the spread of Covid-19 | iSTOC News

Published on: 08/05/2020

Indus Hospital uses iSTOC solution to fight against Covid-19

Indus Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, has taken iSTOC Mobile Diagnostics Solution in use for testing and mapping the spread of Covid-19. The first phase of the project, that includes 50 000 IgM/IgG Covid-19 antibody tests, has already been launched. The second phase will follow with analyzing another 50 000 test results. The iSTOC solution was evaluated and accepted for use in Indus Hospital by Dr. Abdul Bari Khan, the CEO of Indus Hospital, and his team.

CEO Umair Azam and COO Jamal Hashmi from Innovative Healthcare Systems (IHS), iSTOC partner in Pakistan, state that the biggest advantage that iSTOC solution and rapid testing offers is that it creates a digitized diagnostic data with geographical mapping, that can help to monitor and control outbreaks. IHS has been working in cooperation with iSTOC already before Covid-19 pandemic, providing test kits and mobile solution for successfully testing other infectious diseases in Pakistan. iSTOC representatives Jarmo Järvenpää and Sayed Jawed are glad that cooperation in Pakistan continues, and confident that using iSTOC Mobile Diagnostic System make coronavirus testing in more efficient.

Indus Hospital Karachi is a premier hospital in Pakistan, that aims to create an excellence-driven, comprehensive, and free of charge healthcare system accessible to everyone. Indus Hospitals, together with Indus Health Network, have evolved into a network of hospitals and public health outreach programs spread all across Pakistan, underlining early detection and prevention as important components of holistic healthcare provision.

IHS is a national healthcare group in Pakistan, working with the objective of integrating health services in one system to provide healthcare, that is quality based, reliable, affordable and accessible for all.

iSTOC rapid test kits help fight Covid-19 in Pakistan

Published on: 08/04/2020

Gulf News: iSTOC helps fight Covid-19 in Pakistan

Gulf News, the biggest selling English newspaper in the UAE, writes about how iSTOC mobile diagnostics solution helps Pakistan to fight Covid-19 pandemic (April 8th 2020).

Pakistani healthcare company Innovative Healthcare Systems (IHS) has procured digital test kits from Finnish company iSTOC to make coronavirus testing efficient and digital. IHS has collaborated with iSTOC already earlier, fighting against other infectious diseases like malaria, dengue and hepatitis in 2018.

Umair Azam, founder and CEO of IHS, summarizes the benefits of iSTOC solution in the article as follows; “The iSTOC IDA mobile diagnostics platform can detect antibodies and provide a digital analysis. It integrates diagnostics, mobile technology and cloud computing into one platform. It basically turns your smartphone into a virtual lab where the results are displayed, offering faster, easier, and precise diagnostics, enabling quick action and treatment. The biggest advantage is that it creates a digitized diagnostic data with geographical mapping that can help monitor and control outbreaks.”

IHS director Dr Zia Azam explains in the article that a rapid test kit for Covid-19 works the same way than blood sugar tests, by using a pinprick on patients’ thumbs, and that the results can be obtained within minutes. He states that test kits can help save time and reduce direct contact as just one counter set up at a village, town or city can test hundreds. Instead of inviting patients to hospitals, we are taking the tests to the masses.

Read the whole article in Gulf News

Pakistan case study iSTOC

Published on: 08/04/2020

iSTOC case study in Pakistan

How do you provide cost efficient medical facilities to huge populations with limited resources?

The answer lies in technology. iSTOC Mobile Diagnostics Solution turns mobile phones into field laboratories, and helps diagnosing an infectious disease in just few minutes.

iSTOC has been able to support healthcare systems and improve healthcare facilities in several developing countries, like in Pakistan. Pakistan struggles with fighting off infectious diseases like hepatitis, malaria, dengue and HIV. Especially in remote areas of the country, it’s difficult to set up laboratories due to lack of financial resources, infrastructure and skilled human resources.

Watch the video to understand how iSTOC solution has brought together healthcare professionals and IT experts, to prevent the spread of infectious diseases in Pakistan.

Today, iSTOC solution has been taken in use to fight coronavirus.