Need to bring telemedicine to villages: PM | India News
NEW DELHI: In interaction with doctors Monday, PM Narendra Modi drew attention to the importance of telemedicine, how it has played an important role for patients in home isolation, and stated that it should also expand in rural areas. The prime minister also urged doctors to include oxygen auditing in their daily routine.
Modi said the strategy of starting the vaccination program with frontline workers has paid big dividends. He said that about 90% of health professionals in the country have taken the first dose. During the virtual interaction, the prime minister also urged doctors to raise awareness about the black fungus.
Noting that a large number of patients are being treated in “home isolation”, he asked follow-up doctors to ensure care based on standard operating procedures. He praised the doctors who form teams and provide telemedicine service in towns. He called on doctors to work to ensure that all tehsils and districts have a telemedicine service.