Health Minister inaugurates telemedicine service for COVID-19 patients
Health Minister Zahid Maleque inaugurated a call center for Covid-19 patients through a video conference recently.
During the virtual inauguration, the health minister remarked that by facilitating treatment over phone, the associations have set an example of fulfilling their duties towards the people and the country.
Bangladesh Society of Medicine (BSM) initiated this program to facilitate telemedicine services during the COVID-19 pandemic. This initiative is also backed by other threedoctors’ associations, Bangladesh Medical Association (BMA), SwadhinataChikitsak Parishad (SWACHIP) and Bangladesh College of Physicians and Surgeons (BCPS).
The leaders of the associations have assured that through these 24-hour hotlines those who are already hospitalized or currently in isolation, waiting on hospital admission, will be provided necessary medical advice by specialist.
They said that people will be able to connect to specialist as well as receive general treatment.
Covid-19 patients can now call these 24-hour hotlines which are active from Wednesday (June 3, 2020) for medical advice: 01313791130, 01313791138, 01313791139, 01313791140.
This project aims to provide treatment to Covid-19 patients over phone though call centres in a bid to ensure that people can access medical advice from their homes during the pandemic.