QC launches online consult program
The Quezon City government launched on Thursday a telemedicine system to limit physical interaction between doctors and new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients.
According to city officials, 15 laptops and desktops for the QC COVID Telemed program were donated by the Department of Health, with the gadgets to be distributed to Hope community-caring or isolation facilities and selected health centers in the city.
Mayor Joy Belmonte said the program would reduce the exposure of healthcare workers to virus carriers and address the needs of patients online, including those who are undergoing home quarantine or admitted to any of the Hope facilities.
COVID-19 dedicated doctors would need to log on to the system every day and do their online consultation with their patients, she added. —Mariejo S. Ramos
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