-NTR Trust resumes Covid telemedicine
-Expert doctors helping virus patients
-24-hr call centre to extend services
AMARAVATI: The NTR Memorial Trust has restarted the Coronavirus ‘telemedicine services’ with the help of expert doctors following instructions given by Trust Managing Trustee Nara Bhuvaneswari.
The Trust representatives have begun distribution of medicine and medical equipment that would be required to provide services to the Covid victims. As of now, the virus infections have been on the rise in the State and the pandemic was threatening to assume alarming proportions once again.
Amidst the rising Covid threat, Nara Bhuvaneswari reviewed the situation and made available a team of doctors for rendering telemedicine services. Everyday at 7 a.m., the online medical services would begin for Covid patients. These services would be extended to the TDP members as well as the general public in the respective areas.
The NTR Trust online services would be available round the clock in its call centre. The medical kits and medicines were being provided district-wise. Last year, the Trust provided extensive services during the height of the Coronavirus wave. Over Rs. 1.75 Cr worth medicines, food packets and medical equipment was provided in the needy areas.
Nara Bhuvaneswari handed over Rs. 1 Lakh assistance each to 48 families who lost their
loved ones in the floods in three districts last year. Oxygen plants were being set up for Covid patients in three places in the two Telugu States.
WHAT IS TELEMEDICINE
According to WHO, telemedicine is the delivery of healthcare services by using information and communication technologies for the exchange of information for diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease.
The practice cuts down one-on-one interactions between the patient and the doctor or healthcare provider, and is useful when handling infectious diseases.