The American Telangana Society (ATS) in association with Telangana Information Technology Association (TITA) launched 'Covid Dawakhana,' a community service project.
Narayanpet: Residents of Magnoor, a remote village on the border of Telangana and Karnataka, will now have access to specialist doctors from the US with whom they can have teleconsultation.
The American Telangana Society (ATS) in association with Telangana Information Technology Association (TITA) launched ‘Covid Dawakhana,’ a community service project. The idea behind the project is to set up several Covid Dawakhanas (Covid primary care centers) across Telangana State, particularly in rural areas. These centres will also have necessary diagnostic tests and medication free of cost for all Covid symptomatic patients.
Principal Secretary (IT) Jayesh Ranjan formally participated in the virtual launch of the teleconsultation service. The ATS founding member, Kalyan Anandula, Chicago, sponsored the first Covid Dawakhana in Magnoor Village.
Patients at Magnoor PHC will have to book an appointment a day in advance for any specialists consultation, including cardiology, gynaecology, neurology and others.
The dawakhana is equipped with a computer and television set. TITA is extending technical support and facilitates consultation process. Magnoor PHC is about 45 km away from District Hospital and the teleconsultation facility comes as a much-needed service to the villagers.
Telugu doctors settled in the US have pledged their support for the initiative, which will be taken up as out-patient service at the PHC, District Collector Harichandana said. Plans are afoot to launch similar facilities at other PHCs in the district.