Lockdown 2: Cuttack Sishu Bhawan to provide medical care online

Cuttack: With an aim to provide uninterrupted medical services to ailing children during lockdown in Odisha, Sishu Bhawan in Cuttack has decided to provide treatment online.

The paediatricians will attend to the patients through telemedicine centre or WhatsApp video call. The facility will be available for 4 hours everyday, informed Sishu Bhawan yesterday.

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Post Graduate Institute of Paediatrics popularly known as Sishu Bhawan registers a number of patients from across the state for treatment at OPD. With enforcement of lockdown in battle against novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the child patients suffering from various ailments were deprived of getting medical services for which the authorities of Sishu Bhawan decided to resolve the issue.

As per the move, the parents of patients can contact the telemedicine centre located on premises of Sishu Bhawan between 10.00 am and 1.00 pm for consultation and treatment.

To avail medical services, the parents need to contact Sishu Bhawan Coordinator Rashmi Ranjan Pradhan on this particular phone number 7008691228, who will transfer the call to the concerned paediatrician available at the telemedicine centre for consultation and treatment.

Meanwhile, the parents of patients in other districts can have doctors’ consultation online after approaching the telemedicine centres at district headquarters hospitals. If the parents of patients are unable to visit the DHH, they can avail services through WhatsApp video call. The doctors especially in the department of Pediatric nephrology, Pediatric surgery, newborn and medicine have been assigned to attend to the ailing patients online.

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