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Telemedicine: A ray of hope for people amid pandemic

30 Apr 2020 09:23, Somoy English Desk
Telemedicine: A ray of hope for people amid pandemic
Telemedicine: A ray of hope for people amid pandemic

As fear grows among people over the fast transmission of deadly coronavirus and taking treatment going to a doctor or hospital has become riskier for all kinds of patients, including the covid-19 ones, telemedicine services have appeared as a solution amid the pandemic crisis, reports UNB.

The infrastructure for telemedicine services is being developed in the country amid the outbreak of novel coronavirus pandemic as different government and non-government institutions and voluntary groups have come up with healthcare services through virtual platforms, said experts.

In the current situation caused by the Covid-19 outbreak, a large number of people are availing of the healthcare services through different virtual platforms like telephone, mobile phone, facebook page and web pages, online apps and skype in the country, they said.

“A strong infrastructure for virtual healthcare services is being built in the country which will have positive impact in the public health sector in future even after the period of Covid-19,” said Dr Iqbal Arslan, President of Swadhinata Chikitsak Parishad (Swachip).

He said Swachip together with Bangladesh Medical Association (BMA) started telemedicine services through 500 mobile phone numbers of physicians round the clock.

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