Delhi Health Department to promote telemedicine


New Delhi, March 26 | Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Thursday said he has advised the health department to promote telemedicine consultations as per the guidelines of the Union Health Ministry.

Baijal in a tweet said: “In view of current situation containing COVID-19 outbreak by social distancing has to be observed in all conditions. Advised health department to promote telemedicine consultations as per guidelines of Union Health Ministry and ICMR.”

According to the Union Health Ministry, telemedicine is the delivery of health care services using information and communication technologies for the exchange of valid information for diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease and injuries, research and evaluation, and for the continuing education of health care providers.

It also includes distancing by all health care professionals.

The step, the ministry said, is in the interests of advancing the health of individuals and their communities.

In Delhi, a doctor from one of the Mohalla Clinics has tested positive after coming in contact with a patient.

His wife and child were also affect. All the patients who came in his contact between March 12 and 18 have been asked to go for home quarantine.

Source: IANS

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Bangalore, April 02, 2020 : The nationwide lockdown to combat Coronavirus outbreak in the country has led to severe difficulties for the poor and homeless people. In an effort to help the needy, Greenwood High International School, has come forward to do their bit to the cause. The school have undertaken the initiative to prepare food for 300 underprivileged families every day and distribute  in and around Sarjapur area with the help of Sarjapur police station. This would be a continuous support from the school authority towards the needy people until the lockdown ends. While distributing the food, the school authority also followed the social distancing norms and ensured that necessary precautionary measures like masks and gloves were used in the entire process to provide clean and hygienic food to the people.

Speaking on this initiative, Ms. Niru Agarwal, Trustee, Greenwood High said: “As much as we believe in inculcating the values of benevolence and philanthropy among our students, we practise these ourselves too. Greenwood High has always been compassionate to help those in need and we continue to do so. We are mindful of contributing to the society in multiple ways and are proud to leverage our sources towards such an important cause. Several NGOs, individuals and businesses are pitching in to help the citizens and government through various initiatives with the hope that humanity would survive these dreadful times of coronavirus onslaught. We believe that only by active collaboration between all the members of the society, we will be able to overcome the impact of this pandemic.”


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