Telemedicine starts at AIIMS

The doctors will provide photo/scan or digital copy of signed prescription or e-prescription to patients via WhatsApp

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BHUBANESWAR: AIIMS-Bhubaneswar has started providing consultation to patients through telemedicine facility. Initially, nine departments have been included in the mobile platform.

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The departments enlisted for consultation through telemedicine mode include general medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, 0rthopedics, pulmonary medicine, urology, psychiatry and cardiology.

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In-charge Medical Superintendent Dr Jawahar SK Pillai said nine mobile tablets have been configured for WhatsApp video calling. The doctors will provide photo/scan or digital copy of signed prescription or e-prescription to patients via WhatsApp. “The doctors have been advised to prescribe drugs already used by patients on follow up or those drugs which are safe for use,” he said.