New Delhi, India – Underlining its commitment to promote ‘sleep health’, Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology today partnered with Indian Sleep Disorders Association (ISDA) to offer first-of-its-kind six-month online certified course in Sleep Medicine. Aligned with its focus on providing quality treatment for sleep disorders, Philips has trained more than 500 sleep technicians and guided the launch of more than 650 sleep labs in the country till date. The company also launched a dedicated sleep helpline (1800 258 7678) and Home Sleep Test Solution to enhance access to care for patients suffering from sleep disorders.
The six-month course on Sleep Medicine will focus on management, diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders. Qualified clinicians will be able to take up this course under the able guidance of Dr. J.C. Suri, Director and Head, Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Fortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Dhall Hospital, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi and Founder, President and Chairman, Indian Sleep Disorders Association.
Philips has also launched a dedicated free sleep helpline (1800 258 7678) for patients suffering from sleep apnea. Through this helpline, certified sleep educators will assist callers and help them understand their sleep patterns, educate them on the implications of poor sleep and guide them in seeking detailed diagnosis and treatment. Philips sleep educators will provide telephonic guidance at every stage of the patient’s journey and empower them to take informed health decisions.
This Home Sleep Testing Solution offered by Philips will support clinicians in doing a sleep test for potential sleep apnea patients in the comfort of their homes. This solution is very pragmatic, especially in the ongoing pandemic since both patients and doctors are concerned about minimizing infection risk and reducing hospital visits. The solution consists of a chest effort belt, a pulse oximeter and a single use nasal cannula which capture vitals overnight. The report can be generated in a matter of few minutes with an automated software.