Shillong, May 8: In a new initiative, the Director of NEIGRIHMS Prof.(Dr) D. M. Thappa informed that the hospital has decided to start regular Tele-Consultation OPDs to provide consultation to patients who are not able to reach the hospital or consult their doctor.
The services will commence from May 11th in the specialities/super specialities of general medicine, Cardiology, Dental, Orthopedics, Psychiatry, Palliative care, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Neurology, urology, Oncology, Dermatology, ENT and Opthalmology, the hospital informed.
Prof.(Dr) D. M. Thappa, Director NEIGRIHMS said, “These services are being commenced in order to adress the difficulties that patients and their families face in obtaining medical services during this pandemic. These consultations will become a part of their regular medical records”
He elaborated that using of Tele-medicine facility will benefit the people of Meghalaya and North East as a whole. “Both COVID-19 and Non- COVID-19 patients can benefit from the facility”, he said.
Prof. (Dr.) P. Bhattacharyya is the Nodal Officer for Tele-medicine.
According to the statement from NEIGRIHMS, these services will be manned by the consultants and faculty from the concerned departments on their allocated date and timings.
The patients needing consultations can contact:- 6009906940, 6009948452, 6009944190 and 6009919290.