Mandaviya asks states/UTs to focus more on teleconsultation
Millennium Post Delhi|January 29 2022
The teleconsultation centres will help us not only during the COVID-19 pandemic but also for non-Covid medical care, says Health Minister

NEW DELHI: Highlighting the role that teleconsultation has played to serve the people in far-off places as well as Covid patients in home isolation, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Friday asked the states and the union territories to focus more on such services for better public health management.

He also said more than the projected requirements of Covid vaccine doses were provided to the states and the UTs to ensure that there is no letup in the pace of the inoculation drive.

Stressing the role that teleconsultation and telemedicine have played in the country to serve the far-flung regions and those in home isolation, Mandaviya advised the states to focus on ramping up opening of more teleconsultation centres as part of the Hub and Spoke Model' for better public health management, a statement issued by the Health Ministry said.

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