Tuesday , October 22 2019

Punjab Telemedicine service

Punjab Telemedicine service

The Punjab government will launch telemedicine service for citizens in Punjab Province through which they will get free healthcare facility online from internet and on Mobile Phones.

An online health system uses the perception of health information and communication technology to overcome physical barriers and provide standardized healthcare to areas where physical medical services are unavailable. The plan has been given the green light and will be started from 1st July 2019.Medical information exchanged via electronic communication for the help and education of the patient or health care provider and for the purpose of improving patient care.

According to the information, senior doctors and surgeons will be available via the online service. The medical specialists will first diagnose patients after which they will be prescribed medication. Following the success of pilot project in Dera Ghazi Khan and Taunsa Sharif, the scheme will now be rolled out across Punjab.

Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has doubled down on the need for quality health services with the mother-and-child hospital also having been established in the province.

Telemedicine Service in Punjab for Health care at the doorstep will be start soon….

Telemedicine is a rapidly developing application of clinical medicine where medical information is transferred through interactive audiovisual media for the purpose of consulting, and sometimes conducting, medical procedures or examinations in remote areas.

These units are equipped with the facility of video conferencing as well as medical devices like digital stethoscope, digital dermascope, digital ECG machine, document camera, digital camera, etc. which allow doctors to make accurate diagnosis even without physical contact.

Pakistan is a third world country where people are, by and large, deprived of proper medical facilities especially those living in remote areas. In this situation, the facility of telemedicine is no less than a boon for them. Such projects should be regularly expanded to reach more areas so that eventually patients from even the remotest areas can access the best medical help.