Coronavirus (COVID-19) NTP Guidelines

As the enterprise is experiencing challenges in acquiring new clients, renegotiating existing contracts, and no revenues, all this has put pressure on cash flows forcing enterprises to re-engineer business models to reduce costs by making its team, work from home and distant locations (Hometown) in order to ensure the work of marketing, PR activity, Business association with the new and existing clients with the COVID protocol. NTP has resolved to limit the visit and function from the office and reduce the expense of facilities in the given circumstances until 31 March 2021

** With this model of work, we are able to sustain the setup and attrition levels with reduced expenses & ensuring talent retention with domain knowledge preservation.

"Our primary concern is the health and safety of our employees and us are taking precautionary measures to reduce their risk of exposure," the company said in a statement shared with all our clients and Business Associates.

Policy brief & purpose

This company policy includes the measures we are actively taking to mitigate the spread of coronavirus. You are kindly requested to follow all these rules diligently, to sustain a healthy and safe workplace in this unique environment. It’s important that we all respond responsibly and transparently to these health precautions aa along with Client and Desk communications during duty hours of 10 am to 07 pm.

This coronavirus (COVID-19) company policy is susceptible to changes with the introduction of additional governmental guidelines. If so, we will update you as soon as possible by email.

This coronavirus policy applies to all of our employees who physically work in our office(s). We strongly recommend to our remote working personnel to read through this action plan as well, to ensure we collectively and uniformly respond to this challenge.

Medical tourism involves patients traveling from their home country to a foreign country, where they must make arrangements for their treatment and stay. When seeking care in a foreign country, patients use various agents including insurance companies and healthcare providers One of these agencies is the Medical Tourism Facilitator (MTF). MTFs provide a combination of arrangements required for medical tourism and act as intermediaries between patients and medical services. They have a presence in the host country, the destination country, or a third country. They enable foreign patients to locate a suitable destination within their budget. MTF companies advertise and reach a larger audience through the medium of the internet. They have emerged as the most common source of information that influences a patient’s choice of the destination country. Today, MTFs are an indispensable component of the medical tourism industry, as they connect hospitals and physicians to patients across the world. They are networking tools that provide particular hospitals or physicians with a much wider platform and can promote them across the globe

Emerging ethical issues

  • The internet allows unqualified personnel easy entry into the health services trade. In the absence of a conventional doctor-patient relationship in which doctors are governed by a code of conduct, services provided by intermediaries such as MTFs which might involve non-medical personnel need ethical guidelines and regulation.
  • The fact that these facilitators continue to grow in the number indicates their demand in the market. Facilitators do not provide direct access to services, but they have different strategies to attract consumers in the form of packaged tours with attractive prices, and variety in services, which can influence the decision-making process.
  • Patients may be attracted by price comparisons and perceived quality of care. However, important issues such as confidentiality of information, aftercare, and patient’s rights are not prominently discussed on these sites. Privacy and data protection are important subjects when technology allows information to be easily stored, retrieved, accessed, and exchanged.

Recommendations

The four basic principles for evaluating e-health information are; self-regulation, evaluation of information, regulation, and awareness of users & following the emerging trend of Telemedicine and Robotics and a new era of emerging technology. These can be the pillars of a regulatory framework.

Disclaimer: This policy is meant to provide general information to Business Associates and our Prestigious clients. It may not take into account all relevant local, state, or federal laws and is not a legal document. Neither the author nor Workable will assume any legal liability that may arise from the use of this policy.