Saturday, February 8, 2020

tele consultation should be allowed in corona outbreak

Shri Narendra Modi ji
 Hon’ble  Prime Minister of India
 Dear sir

To prevent coronavirus spreading in India if it enters and gets established the only way is to prevent flu like illness by adopting to Universal precautions.

In India a doctor seeing patients have a large number pf them waiting outside his chamber and are likely to get cross infection of flu or corona like illness.

Therefore, teleconsultation in cases of respiratory tract infections should be permitted. 

It can be in the form of a video consultation so that the patient doctor relationship is established.

In cases of flu it is easy to diagnose patients who require admission as they will be breathless.  Breathlessness can easily be tackled on video consultation.
 with regards

Dr KK Aggarwal
Recipient of four National Awards (Padma Shri, Vishwa Hindi Samman, Dr B C Roy National Award and National Science Communication Award)
President Confederation of Medical Associations of Asia and Oceania
President Heart Care Foundation of India
Chairman HCFI Round Table on Health & wellness, Building Consensus
Past National President and Past Honorary Secretary General, Indian Medical Association

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