Telehealth services now available
June 20, 2021 12:44 pm
The current COVID-19 situation has allowed many people to foster creative ways of carrying out services while adhering to the measures in place.
The Oceania Hospitals Pte Ltd is taking an innovative approach through its telehealth services diagnosing patients through the phone.
Oceania Hospital Director Pramesh Sharma says some people are reluctant to leave their homes in fear of contracting COVID-19.
“So what we did is we introduced the teleservices where our practitioners’ even specialists and our pharmacy services you can dial in and they’ll come straight to your homes and look after your health care needs in your premises.”
Fiji Care Managing Director Peter McPherson says they have also joined the initiative by providing online services to people in need of medical care.
“We do online, through FijiCare as well. FijiCare gives us an appointment date referring patient and we do direct and there’s no need to come in the surgery.”
The Telehealth service is a safe way of ensuring that Fijians receive the medical care and assistance they need at the same time, minimizing movement reduces the risk of possible COVID transmission.