New Delhi: In view of the current outbreak of the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic, New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) Medical Services Department along with Information Technology Department has launched a program ‘NETRA’ to provide Telemedicine consultations through WhatsApp mobile App for relief and support to its employees and their families members who get infected with COVID-19 and are under home isolation.
A team of dedicated doctors and specialists have been prepared as part of the Medical Helpline Facility for guiding telephonically and through Whatsapp to the employees or their family members who contracted the disease to ensure their wellbeings.
The NDMC’s telemedicine consultation team members include Dr. Sundeep Kaushik, SMO/Paediatrician/Coordinator, Dr. M. Bora Sr. Medical Officer, Dr. Virender Kumar, Medical Officer, Dr. Sarika Rawal, Anaesthetist, Dr Seema Ahuja, Anaesthetist, Dr Jitender Koli, MD (Medicine) / Sr. Medical Officer, Dr Virat Kuntalum, Sr. Medical Officer, Dr Chand Prakash, Paediatrician (Medical Officer), Dr Kailash Kumar Saini, Medical Officer and Dr Deepak Gautam, Medical Officer.
These medical officers/specialists will provide guidance to NDMC employees telephonically and through Whatsapp. Dr Amitabh Kumar, Specialist Respiratory Medicine will provide the prescription to the patients through SMS on Whatsapp.
The Covid19 positive persons shall remain under the continuous supervision of the team of doctors as above who will also assess their condition to advise for hospitalization if the need arises.
All HODs have been directed to immediately inform all the employees of availing of the facility.