Smart cities collaborate with doctors to provide online consultation to citizens

In order to help the citizens to reach out to medical help while keeping social distancing in check in this time of nationwide lockdown due to COVID-19 outbreak, smart cities are joining hands with certified doctors and health experts to provide online medical consultation facilities to citizens.

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The cities took the decision of online medical consultation following the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) and NITI Aayog and Indian Medical Council (ICM) allowing the remote delivery of medical services amidst the lockdown period.

As per the initiative, doctors can write prescriptions based on the textual, voice or video conversation with the concerned individual. The move will help in reducing the risk of the viral infecting those reaching out to hospitals for diseases other than COVID-19.

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