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Lucknow: Healthcity plans to extend experts’ advice to patients via telemedicine

Healthcity Hospital and Trauma Centre had planned to extend its experts’ advice to other districts via telemedicine, said hospital’s director Dr Sandeep Kapoor.

lucknow Updated: Jan 19, 2018 14:03 IST
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Minister Suresh Khanna at Healthcity’s second anniversary.
Minister Suresh Khanna at Healthcity’s second anniversary.(HT Photo)

Healthcity Hospital and Trauma Centre had planned to extend its experts’ advice to other districts via telemedicine, said hospital’s director Dr Sandeep Kapoor on Thursday.

“In several incidents, patients lose their case due to lack of knowledge and delay in required medical advice. Keeping this in view, we are planning to bring telemedicine to rescue of such patients,” said Dr Kapoor on the occasion of the hospital’s second anniversary.

As doctors in many districts hardly get an opportunity to go for refresher courses, their knowledge remains basic while advances in surgical skills happen every year, says Dr Sandip Garg, senior orthopaedic surgeon at Healthcity.

“A roadmap to the telemedicine initiative will soon be prepared based upon our experience of handling complicated cases,” said Dr Kapoor, an eminent joint replacement surgeon.

He added that sharing of knowledge would not only ensure quality service across state but would also avoid situations where patients had to rush from one place to another.

Cabinet minister (urban development) Suresh Khanna was the chief guest on the occasion. In his address, Khanna said that high standards of discipline had to be maintained to deliver quality healthcare services.

The programme was coordinated by Dr KB Jain and Dr Vaibhav Khanna, director of Smile Train. “Private sector can perform better with the support of the state government and with the present government extending support, we hope to improve our quality of service,” said Dr Vaibhav Khanna.

The newly named Healthcity Road (erstwhile known as Ujariyaon road) was also inaugurated at the event. A van donated under Smile Train project to transport cleft lip and palate patients was also launched. Certificate of appreciation was also distributed to the achievers under the Smile Train project including Suchit Seth and Rakesh Kumar Sharma.