QC launches online consult program | Inquirer News

QC launches online consult program

/ 04:30 AM August 28, 2020

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


For more news about the novel coronavirus click here.
What you need to know about Coronavirus.
For more information on COVID-19, call the DOH Hotline: (02) 86517800 local 1149/1150.

The Inquirer Foundation supports our healthcare frontliners and is still accepting cash donations to be deposited at Banco de Oro (BDO) current account #007960018860 or donate through PayMaya using this link.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Coronavirus, coronavirus Philippines, COVID-19, Doctors, Health, Joy Belmonte, Metro, pandemic, Patients, Quezon City, telemedicine, Virus
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

News that matters

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

© Copyright 1997-2022 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.