01 April 2020 | News
The initiative is also aimed at promoting ‘Social Distancing’ and preventing crowding at the hospital
In an endeavor to ensure that people receive accurate and timely medical aid, Fortis Hospitals Mumbai has launched Telehealth initiative.
The initiative is also aimed at promoting ‘Social Distancing’ and preventing crowding at the hospital.
Speaking about the initiative, Dr S. Narayani, Zonal Director, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, said, “While Social Distancing is the need of the hour, and a nation-wide lockdown has been imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19, one cannot forget that the healthcare needs of the community also need to be met. An optimal way of curbing transmission, beyond Social Distancing, is to make telemedicine available to all patients. With this initiative, we will continue to meet the healthcare needs of the community without taking our eye off the COVID-19 battle”.
Through this initiative, a consultation with the specialist will be hosted over a video call. To begin with, Fortis Hospitals Mumbai has started this service of few specialties and will gradually expand the offerings.