Doctors associations launch telemedicine service for COVID-19 patients in Bangladesh

Bangladesh Society of Medicine (BSM) initiated a program to facilitate telemedicine service while the COVID-19 pandemic going on. This initiative is additionally backed by other three doctors’ associations, Bangladesh Medical Association (BMA), Swadhinata Chikitsak Parishad (SWACHIP) and Bangladesh College of Physicians and Surgeons (BCPS).

This project aims providing medical treatment to Covid-19 patients over phone though call centres in a very bid to make sure that individuals can access medical advice from their residence during the pandemic.

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Honorable Health Minister of Peoples Republic of Bangladesh Mr. Zahid Maleque MP inaugurated the call center for Covid-19 patients on Monday (June 1) through a video conference.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Directorate General of Health Services founded the call centres under the supervision of Bangladesh Society of Medicine (BSM) who are working unitedly with Bangladesh Medical Association (BMA), Swadhinata Chikitsak Parishad (SWACHIP) and Bangladesh College of Physicians and Surgeons (BCPS).

AMZ Hospital, Badda, Dhaka is that the hospital partner of this initiative.

While, renowned pharmaceutical companies Servier, Beximco Pharmaceuticals Limited and Aristopharma Limited are going to be working within the project within the capacity of Scientific Partners.

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 also the country.

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The leaders of the associations have assured that through these 24-hour hotlines those that are already hospitalized or currently in isolation, waiting on hospital admission, are going to be provided necessary medical advice by specialist.

They said that individuals are going to be able to hook up with specialist likewise as receive general treatment.

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