Tribune News Service
New Delhi, May 12
Keeping in view a massive surge in Covid-19 infection in the country, the Centre has allowed its employees with recognised medical qualification to undertake practice and offer teleconsultation.
Issuing an order in this regard, the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) said such practice is to be undertaken “during spare time and on a purely charitable basis”.
Referring to a 57-year-old order of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, the order said the DoPT had been receiving “queries/requests from Central government servants for providing teleconsultation services during the current pandemic”.
“In view of the unprecedented rise in the numbers of Covid-19 cases and to utilise the in-house capabilities available in the government to contain the spread of the virus and to provide relief to the public, it has been decided that Central government employees holding recognised qualifications in any system of medicine require no permission from the Head of Departments (HoDs) concerned to undertake practice/provide teleconsultation,” the DoPT order read.
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