COVID: AIIMS to start tele-consultation facility

    In order to meet the shortages of infrastructure facilities to treat burgeoning number of patients across the country, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi has decided to ssoon start a tele-consultation facility enabling its follow-up patients to consult doctors over telephone.

    “Several patients had appointments, which are now cancelled. Chronic patients can consult doctors through this facility,” said AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria.

    According to the doctor, the facility will come up in a day or two. “This will be rolled out in a day or two. Every department will have some doctors who will resolve the health-related issues of the follow-up patients,” he added.

    The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said the number of coronavirus-positive cases in India has risen to 606, with 42 patients cured so far. Ten deaths have been reported so far from across the country. Ministry Joint Secretary Luv Agarwal said there has been no community transmission so far.