Aimed at providing expert guidance and knowledge support to doctors manning ICUs in State hospitals as part of Coronavirus treatment, a group of specialist doctors from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) will provide tele-consultation services twice every week, on Tuesdays and Fridays.
The specialist team of doctors from AIIMS shall provide guidance on effective clinical management of COVID-19 patients in the ICUs of different State hospitals through tele/video consultation,, an official release said. “They will handhold the States in clinical management of COVID-19 patients to reduce the case fatality rate. These tele-consultation sessions for providing timely and expert guidance to the doctors in the States shall be conducted twice every week, on Tuesdays and Fridays”, the Health Ministry said.
Ten hospitals have been selected, including nine from Mumbai (Maharashtra) and one from Goa. These are: NESCO Jumbo Facility, P South (Phase II); CIDCO Mulund Jumbo Facility – T (Phase II); Malad Infiniti Mall Jumbo Facility, PN (Phase III); Jio Convention Centre Jumbo Facility, HE (Phase III); Nair Hospital; MCGM Seven Hills; MMRDA BKC Jumbo Facility, HE (Phase II); MMRDA BKC Jumbo Facility, HE (Phase I); Mumbai Metro Dahisar Jumbo Facility, T (Phase II); and Govt Medical College and Hospital, Panaji, Goa, the Ministry said.
This tele-consultation exercise shall be extended to another 61 hospitals which have bed capacity ranging from 500-1000 on twice a week basis. A calendar of these expert-led tele-consultation sessions has been drawn up to cover the States till July 31, the Ministry said.
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