AIIMS Delhi starts Tele-Consultation for State doctors

New Delhi, July 8, 2020: As part of its
holistic response and management
strategy for
COVID-19, the Centre
remains committed to
reducing case fatality rate
by ensuring effective clinical
management of all
COVID-19 positive
patients.
For this purpose, the
Union Minister of Health &
Family Welfare has now
involved specialist doctors
from AIIMS, New Delhi to
provide expert guidance and
knowledge support to doctors
manning ICUs in State
hospitals.
Tele-consultation is a critical
component of the clinical
intervention protocol for
COVID-19.
A specialist team of doctors
from AIIMS, New
Delhi shall provide guidance
on effective clinical
management of COVID-19
patients in the ICUs of different
State hospitals
through tele/video consultation.
They will handhold the
States in clinical management
of COVID-19 patients
to reduce the case fatality
rate. These tele-consultation
sessions for providing timely
and expert guidance to
the doctors in the States
shall be conducted twice
every week, on Tuesdays
and Fridays.
The first session of this
exercise began from today
at 4.30 pm. Ten hospitals
hade been selected, including
nine from Mumbai
(Maharashtra) and one from
Goa. These are: NESCO
Jumbo Facility, ; CIDCO
Mulund Jumbo Facility;
Malad Infiniti Mall Jumbo
Facility; Jio Convention
Centre Jumbo Facility; Nair
Hospital; MCGM Seven
Hills; MMRDA BKC
Jumbo Facility; MMRDA
BKC Jumbo Facility; Mumbai
Metro Dahisar Jumbo
Facility; and Govt Medical
College and Hospital, Panaji,
Goa.
They have more than 1000
beds for COVID patients
including isolation beds,
oxygen supported and ICU
beds. Today’s session was
led by Dr. Anand Mohan.
This tele-consultation
exercise shall be extended
to another 61 hospitals, all
over India, which have bed
capacity ranging from 500-
1000

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