Chandigarh: GMSH-16 to hire specialists for dedicated tele-consultation

Chandigarh: GMSH-16 to hire specialists for dedicated tele-consultation

After having been recognised as the second-best Union Territory in “telemedicine consultation” in the country, the Government Multi-Speciality Hospital, Sector 16, is planning to set up an exclusive telemedicine hub where only dedicated medical specialists will attend to patients through mobile app or tele-calling.

Tribune News Service

Naina Mishra

Chandigarh, July 4

After having been recognised as the second-best Union Territory in “telemedicine consultation” in the country, the Government Multi-Speciality Hospital, Sector 16, is planning to set up an exclusive telemedicine hub where only dedicated medical specialists will attend to patients through mobile app or tele-calling.

Will Cater to patients on mobile app

We are planning to hire specialists who will specifically cater to patients using mobile app. A tele-consultation hub will come up at the GMSH-16 Dr Suman Singh, Director Health Services, UT

To begin with, the GMSH-16 will hire eight to nine specialists who will exclusively provide tele-consultation to patients. The panel of specialists may also include retired doctors whose expertise can be used for the hospital services.

The hospital is running tele-consultation through ‘eSanjeevaniOPD’ app wherein patients fill in details and receive token numbers through which doctors give consultation through video-calling.

Besides, the tele-consultation facility at the GMSH-16 is attached to the health and wellness centres (HWCs) of the city, wherein doctors attending to patients can seek consultation from specialists at the GMSH-16.

“The problem faced by doctors is they have to simultaneously attend to patients physically in the out-patient department (OPD) and those waiting through the tele-consultation mode. We are now planning to hire specialists who will specifically deal with patients using the mobile app. A tele-consultation hub will come up at the GMSH-16 to cater to such patients,” said Dr Suman Singh, Director Health Services, UT.

“The eSanjeevani OPD at GMSH-16 and all HWCs in Chandigarh are aimed at helping the general public, especially the elderly and patients with co-morbidities. Through this platform, patients have the ease of getting an appointment from doctors and getting specialist opinion as well,” said Dr Paramjit Singh, Deputy Medical Superintendent, GMSH-16.

The PGIMER already has a tele-consulation hub wherein dedicated superspecialists are providing consultation to Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh.

eSanjeevani services

Patient to doctor Consultation available at 29 HWCs. Patients can register on eSanjeevani and consult dispensary medical officer

Patient to specialist After enrolling on ‘esanjeevaniopd.in’, patients can consult specialists at GMSH-16 and GMCH-32

Specialist to super-specialist Specialist doctors from GMSH-16 can consult for super-speciality consultations available at the PGIMER

The ‘eSanjeevaniOPD’

  • Register via esanjeevaniopd.in
  • Consult doctor on app
  • Get text-based e-prescription
  • SMS notification serviced by doctors
  • Service is free of cost

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