Odisha Activates Telemedicine Services for Non-Covid Patients

Odisha Activates Telemedicine Services for Non-Covid Patients

Bhubaneswar, January 13, 2022:


With the proliferation of coronavirus cases, the Orissa government has allowed non-COVID patients to enable their telemedicine services, given the risk of access to hospital medical facilities. The state government issued an order on Thursday calling on the telemedicine platform to provide telemedicine assistance to the poor.

“The current status of COVID-19 raises a major challenge for patient accessibility to hospitals for general medical care. Considering the situation, telemedicine centers set up in medical associations and other hospitals. It has been decided to use it effectively and positively, “said the notice.


Telemedicine services are available at SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack, MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Berhampur, VIMSAR, Burla, Acharya Harihar Post Graduate Cancer Institute, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Post Graduate Pediatric Institute (24 hours) increase. Arrangements will be made accordingly, he said.


The service is also available from 8 am to 5 pm at four new medical colleges and hospitals, Barasole, Baripada, Borangil and Koraput, as well as the Capital Hospital and Rourkela General Hospital (RGH) in Bhubaneswar.


According to PHC, telemedicine services will be available according to OPD timing from 8 am to 12 pm and from 4 pm to 6 pm.


In another directive, the Department of Health requires hospital authorities to maintain social distance, prevent infection of health care workers, avoid unnecessary hospitalizations, take universal precautions and perform only emergency surgery. I did.


In the Inpatient Department (IPD), only one escort is allowed for critically ill patients and not for outpatients. In the outpatient department (OPD), medical personnel should not recommend frequent patient return visits if not necessary.


Media must not be allowed access to either OPD or IPD, and a dedicated fever clinic, isolation ward, and laboratory must be established. RGH and Chief District Medical Officer and Public Health Officer said. ETHealthWorld