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Posted at: Aug 5, 2019, 6:59 AM; last updated: Aug 5, 2019, 6:59 AM (IST)

Civil hospital doctors to get video-conferencing facility

Will be used to record statement in court cases
Civil hospital doctors to get video-conferencing facility

Parveen Arora

Tribune News Service

Karnal, August 4

The civil hospital here will soon have video-conferencing facility for recording the statement of medical experts in courts.

This digital initiative has been taken on the directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

The hospital authorities have installed computer and webcam facility for videoconferencing at a room in the first building of the trauma centre of the civil hospital. The authorities will now tie up with the courts to connect those with the civil hospital. It is expected that the facility will be functional by the end of August.

As per the authorities, it will save precious hours of the doctors at the understaffed hospital and will reduce the burden on the exchequer. Around 4-5 doctors remain in the court to give their statement due to which the patients at the hospital suffer.

“We have dedicated a room on the first floor of the trauma centre for video-conferencing. We have purchased a computer and other equipment with the help of Haryana State Electronics Development Corporation Limited (Hartron), a state-owned enterprise,” said Dr Virender Yadav, Principal Medical Officer (PMO), Civil Hospital.

Initially, the facility is for intra-district courts and after some time with the coordination with other district courts, the facility will be extended to inter-district court cases so that doctors do not have to go to other districts for recording their statements, he added.

Doctors have to give their statement in accident cases, burn and murder cases, he said, adding that a case in which a doctor’s testimony is required would be done through video-conferencing and it would save time and money.

Will save precious time 

  • Doctors have to give statement in accident cases, burn and murder cases.
  • The video-conferencing facility will save precious hours of the doctors at the understaffed hospital and will reduce the burden on the exchequer. 
  • Around 4-5 doctors remain in court to give their statement due to which the patients at the hospital suffer.

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