The senior faculty and doctors at 11 am, will interact with patients admitted in the ward to provide expert advice Credit: Representational Image

Agartala: In a move to extend medical facilities and improve patient management, Tripura government has introduced tele-medicine facility at COVID ward of Govind Ballabh Pant (GBP) Hospital, said Tripura West MP Pratima Bhoumik.

Speaking with reporters, Bhoumik said that a tele-medicine facility has been introduced at the COVID ward of GBP hospital for the treatment of positive patients.

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“Through this facility, the senior faculty and doctors at 11 am, will interact with patients admitted in the ward to provide expert advice. From 3 pm to 4 pm, the nodal officer will interact with family members of COVID patients and provide them updates on the health status of the patients,” Bhoumik said.

She also said that the instructions have been given to all the district magistrates & collectors and medical superintendent of GBP Hospital to set up a help desk at every COVID Care Centre.

“The help desk will have a dedicated phone along with a help desk assistant who ill provide the update on the health of their family members. The number of Agartala government medical college and GBP hospital is 8794587236,” Bhoumik added.

Speaking further, she said that the decision to set up CCTV cameras in all the CCCs for better management of these centers was taken.

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The medical team in the CCC will give a daily update to the DM & Collectors, regarding the health status of all the patients admitted in the Covid centers.

The health department has also decided to appoint 13 MBBS doctors shortly to strengthen the medical facility to COVID patients across the CCC in the state.

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“Appointment letters for 13 MBBS doctors have been issued by the health department. Two doctors each would be posted in five districts, while three doctors would remain standby with Directorate of Health Services in cases of any emergencies”, Bhoumik said.

She also informed that the existing medical intensive care unit (MICU) with 11-bed capacity and respiratory intensive care unit with 6-bed capacity in the 4th floor of NTH-1 building will be dedicated for the critically ill COVID-19 patients.

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