7 October 2023 in Innovation

Mobile Stroke Unit: The Ultimate Comprehensive Stroke Care Ambulance

The Mobile Stroke Unit, a state-of-the-art ambulance designed to provide comprehensive stroke care, travelled over 1,800 km from Bangkok to Singapore and was highlighted at WorldInvent Singapore 22+23.

Developing countries account for 75.2% (about 5 million/year) of all stroke-related deaths and 81.0% (more than 90 million/year) of the associated disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) lost. In addition, given that 60% of the world’s population resides in Asia (mostly living in developing countries), accessibility to acute stroke therapies is a growing concern in this region.

The Siriraj Mobile Stroke Unit is a cutting-edge ambulance developed by the Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University. It is equipped with a portable CT scanner, a state-of-the-art 5G teleconsultation system, and life-saving stroke medications. This enables the first responders to consult with doctors at the hospital and provide treatment on-site. Reducing treatment time and providing faster access to clot-busting medication significantly improves the chances of recovery.

I wouldn't have known about this ambulance if I hadn't come to this show. We should consider purchasing some for Riyadh.
HE Abdullah Mohammed Al Madhi
HE Abdullah Mohammed Al Madhi
Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Singapore

Since its launch in Thailand on 18th May 2018, this remarkable mobile stroke unit has saved the lives of over 1,900 acute stroke patients and significantly reduced mortality and disability rates. It achieved an impressive full recovery rate of over 60% within 90 days, compared with just a 40% chance of full recovery for those who received initial treatment in the hospital. The mortality rate is also reduced to 5%.

Currently, there are seven such ambulances deployed across underserved areas throughout the kingdom, bringing critical care to those in need. Thailand also operates the largest fleet of MSUs in the world.

Thus, A/Prof Yongchai Nilanont, A/Prof Pornchai Chanyagorn and their team were recognised as the World Champion, the most prestigious award of the WorldInventTM Singapore 22+23, for their remarkable invention.

Contact Info
The Siriraj Stroke Center
Office phone number: +66-2-414-1010
Email: siriraj.strokecenter@gmail.com
Website: https://www.sirirajstrokecenter.org

World Champion 22+23
@worldinvent Get your head checked at Downtown East. This SIRIRAJ MOBILE STROKE UNIT is a special ambulance equipped with a portable CT scanner, a teleconsultation system and stroke medications, with a goal of providing acute stroke care before reaching hospital. This mobile stroke unit has treated over 1500 acute stroke patients during the past 4 years, boasting a track record of over 60% recovery . It can reduce the time for treatment and increase the access to clot-busting medication, resulting in good recovery. Currently, the ambulance has been deployed throughout underserved areas across the Thai kingdom. Join us at Downtown East , D’marquee to check out innovative ideas and to also get ur own free CT scan!! #sirirajmobilestrokeunit #msu-sos #mobilestroketeam #advancedtechnology #fyp #fypシ #fypシ゚viral #stroketreatment ♬ TrapCity - DirtySauce_Production

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