07 April 2020 | News
With the coronavirus scare making it difficult for people to visit clinics and hospitals, teleconsultations are emerging as a viable alternative
With strict restrictions on movement and safety concerns forcing people to stay at home, patients needing medical care are also finding it hard to access a doctor. In an attempt to address these concerns, Rainbow Children’s Hospital & BirthRight by Rainbow has thrown open video consultation facilities to help women and children seek medical advice for Gynecological and Pediatric issues from the safety of their homes.
The Hospital Group is ensuring that doctors are available for patients at the click of a button. And from 1st March to till now they have done 80 deliveries in their hospital.
The development comes a few days after the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare issued guidelines on the practice of telemedicine, giving much-needed statutory cover to health practitioners offering remote care in India.
Dr. Ramesh Kancharla, Chairman & Managing Director, Rainbow Hospitals said, “While the restrictions on movement are much-needed to control the spread of the Covid 19 pandemic, it is essential for healthcare providers to find ways to ensure uninterrupted medical care to patients. Technology has given us viable alternatives to address the medical concerns of a number of patients remotely through video consultations and we want to assure our patients that we are available for them in these challenging times. Our Doctors will continue to offer video consultations to as many patients as possible until the outbreak is controlled. Only patients needing physical examination or those with a healthcare emergency will be asked to visit the hospital.”
In view of the current health scenario, as a precautionary measure against COVID-19, several constraints have been implemented to limit the spread of the pandemic.