There are millions of workers across the globe who have found themselves working from home in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. While this isn’t what they’re used to, it’s easy for them to do so as long as they have internet access and a laptop. However, there are some people who don’t have that privilege, and for a long time, this has been the case for surgeons. After all, how is a surgeon supposed to operate on a patient in hospital when they’re at home? Well, a new startup could see this happen.
There’s no doubt about the fact that the world would be nothing without surgeons and other medical professionals. In fact, many people alive today wouldn’t be alive if it weren’t for these people. It’s long been held that surgeons have to work in hospital to help their patients, but one woman has created a new platform that could create a new world of surgical options.
An Impressive Surgeon
Nadine Hachach-Haram is a reconstructive plastic surgeon from London who is hugely respected in her field. Because of this, she has many international surgeons contact her for advice. In 2016, she was contacted by a surgeon in Gaza who needed some help when it came to one of their patients. Because of the restrictions in place within this territory, the patient couldn’t leave – and Nadine couldn’t fly out there. So, she came up with something she later called Proximie.
This web-based dashboard has since taken the world by storm, as it allows surgeons from across the world to connect with those in operating rooms elsewhere. They can guide, teach, and instruct the surgeons conducting the surgery even though they’re thousands of miles away. It has since been adopted by many countries and governments across the globe, and it could be hugely advantageous during the coronavirus lockdown.
Could we see more surgeons working from home?