The Yashoda Hospitals of Hyderabad, India, has gone virtual.
It has created a presence in Decentraland, one of the most widely used metaverse platforms.
To commemorate the organization’s more than 30 years of public service, experience zones have been designed. This is the first time a Japanese medical institution has done so on a global metaverse platform, according to Yashoda Hospitals.
“We are happy to be able to claim several firsts as a direct result of our early commitment to the overall development of our company. This list of firsts includes infrastructure improvements, technological developments and clinical quality,” the hospital said.
“We’ve always been early users of digital technologies, from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 to today’s Web 3.0. As a result of this, we’ve been able to add value to our ecosystem. This is still true in our day and age.”
The introduction of new technologies, such as bitcoin and Web 3.0, would expedite the transition from centralized to decentralized ecosystems.
“We will continue to improve and invest in making our digital infrastructure future-ready,” said Dr. Abhinav Gorukanti, CEO of Yashoda Hospitals. “Establishing our presence on Decentraland is the first step toward our efforts and acceptance of decentralized technology.”
Once the platform regulations have evolved, the goal is to provide decentralized medical treatments, as well as jobs to those who work in the metaverse. Both are seen as a benefit to the hospital organization.
“Web 3.0 and the metaverse will change human interaction, we think. Future digital interactions will be more realistic,” he said.
Telemedicine offers patients a comparable but not identical experience to face-to-face therapy. Medical education will also change drastically. Conference participants and teachers may utilize avatars to converse in-person. Future clinics and hospitals may have a virtual component, too.
A publicly accessible virtual environment that can be accessed via the internet is referred to as the metaverse. It’s a cross between the physical and digital realms. Imitating human actions and emotions, which can be used to build a “virtual world.”
The concept of a metaverse that encompasses both physical and virtual domains is intriguing to many companies, which also see it as a potential revenue stream.
The hospital group is also expanding its real-world operations, by planning a fourth hospital in its home city. Situated on a 5-acre lot, the hospital in Hyderabad’s HiTech City hub will have 2,000 beds, along with food courts, a convention center and VIP lounges. The complex will offer holistic support for patient recovery with 4,000 to 5,000 square feet of greenery on each floor and a strong emphasis on natural light in all areas.
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