Chandigarh (Punjab) [India], Aug 1 (ANI): Punjab Well being and Household Welfare Division on Saturday imparted particular coaching to 70 gynaecologists for offering telemedicine consultations to pregnant girls amid COVID-19 pandemic.
The division has arrange separate labour rooms in all district hospitals to conduct the deliveries of COVID-19 optimistic pregnant girls.
State Well being Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu mentioned in a press launch that directions have been issued to all civil surgeons to advertise telemedicine consultations of gynaecologists in addition to basic OPD providers which can be found on the eSanjeevani App.
The discharge mentioned app is well obtainable on android cell and there’s no dependence on laptop computer or pc.
“Anybody can avail of free providers of online-consultations through the use of their cell phones. It has proved as a boon for pregnant girls who didn’t need to attend the conventional OPD, fearing the danger of contracting COVID-19,” the discharge mentioned.
It mentioned Antenatal Care providers (ANC) programme has constantly remained practical in all Well being and Wellness Centres since lockdown to make sure providers in rural areas.
Sidhu mentioned 90,463 ANC registered from April to June 2020 and 63,827 deliveries happened within the State.
He mentioned COVID-19 take a look at has been made obligatory through the third trimester of being pregnant underneath which 12,479 pregnant girls had been examined for COVID-19 from April to June, out of which 118 examined optimistic. (ANI)