- Yashoda Group, Hyderabad, is India’s first hospital to enter the metaverse.
- It has acquired a parcel of land on Decentraland.
- The hospital intends to provide healthcare services on the metaverse and create job opportunities for metaversians.
Marking its 30-plus years in delivering healthcare services to people, Yashoda Hospital Hyderabad has set up an experience zone by going the metaverse way. Becoming the country’s first hospital to set its footprint on a metaverse platform, the hospital has acquired land on Decentraland.
The celebratory news was shared by BioVoice News on Twitter:
HEALTHCARE: @YashodaHospital acquired a parcel of land on #decentraland, the most popular #metaverse platform and has set up an experience zone to mark the 30+ years of healthcare service.— BioVoice News (@BiovoiceNews) June 17, 2022
More: https://t.co/FvW03qB4im via #BioVoiceNews #metaverseart #health #healthcare
Delhi-based correspondent Sushmita Panda also shared the update through a Twitter post:
@YashodaHospital Hyderabad becomes the first healthcare group in India to be on the Metaverse. The hospital group also intends to offer healthcare services to the people on the metaverse, and create employment for metaversians as well. #YashodaHospitals #Metaverse pic.twitter.com/JfN63V0Uk2— Sushmita Panda (@SushmitaPanda) June 17, 2022
Dr. Abhinav Gorukanti, Director of Yashoda Hospitals, said:
Since the beginning, we have aimed to be progressive as a group; we have many firsts to our accolade, including clinical excellence, infrastructure, and innovation. We have been early adopters of digital technology that adds value to our ecosystem, from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 and now Web 3.0. We believe the future will be driven by core technologies like the blockchain and Web 3.0, moving from a centralized to a decentralized ecosystem.
Adding more, he shared:
Setting up our presence on Decentraland is the first step towards our efforts and acceptance of decentralized tech; we will continue to upgrade and invest in making our digital infrastructure future-ready.
Once the metaverse platforms and regulatory norms mature, the hospital group has plans to offer medical services on the metaverse and create employment for metaversians.
Dr. Gorukanti also stated:
We believe web 3.0 and metaverse will change the way people interact with each other; this is going to make digital connectedness more immersive and life-like. Among other industries, healthcare too will have opportunities to benefit from this technology, especially telemedicine, where the patient can experience near to real-life consultation experience. The other area which could see a large transformation is in medical education, conferences, etc., where participants and trainers can interact via their avatars just like they interact in person. At Yashoda Hospitals, we intend to develop medical education and training ecosystem on the metaverse. And in the future, build virtual clinics and hospitals as and when the technology gears up.