Published: 17th July 2020
Odisha to launch telemedicine service from July 20 to provide medicare amid the COVID-19 crisis
The service would be launched in 41 places -30 District Headquarter hospitals, seven medical colleges, IGH Rourkela, Capital hospital Bhubaneswar and in several other places
The Odisha government today decided to launch telemedicine services next week to provide Medicare to common people over the phone during COVID-19 pandemic.
The decision to launch the service was taken at a meeting held here under the Chairmanship of Health and Family Welfare Minister Naba Kishore Das as people could not visit the hospitals due to the fear of COVID-19.
Under the proposed people could talk to the doctor over the phone and get treatment for their ailments.
The service would be launched in 41 places -30 District Headquarter hospitals, seven medical colleges, IGH Rourkela, Capital hospital Bhubaneswar, Acharya Harihar Cancer Research centre, Cuttack and Sishu Bhawan in the first phase.
In District Headquarter hospitals this service will be available from 0800hrs to 1700hrs and in medical colleges, the service will be available 24 hours.
OCAC will provide two mobile sets and SIM cards to each of the 41 centres for the launching of the service scheduled to be started from July 20 next.
Official sources here said the phone numbers will be widely publicised to help people avail the benefit of the service.