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Health facilities to be provided through telemedicine in remote areas: Dr. Sikandar Shoro

Karachi, November 02, 2016 (PPI-OT): Special Assistant to Chief Minister Sindh for Information, Science and Technology, Dr. Sikandar Shoro has said that present government would provide latest health facilities through telemedicine to the people of remote areas throughout province. This he said while presiding over a meeting regarding telemedicine project on Wednesday at his office.

He said that the project would be started within one month. Dr. Sikandar Shoro emphasized joint efforts to start this project in Mithi and other remote areas. Dr. Sikandar further said that link between civil hospital Mithi and Jinnah Hospital, Karachi was being established through the telemedicine to provide specialists doctors consultation to people at their door step to save their precious time and expenses. He also directed to maintain the data base of each and every patient so that it will be helpful if the patients needed follow up again.

Earlier, CEO of Digital Care Dr. Zakiuddin briefed the participants about the company’s profile and added that almost 500 million people around the world would have benefited with the use of telemedicine technology. On the occasion MPAs Dr. Mahesh Malani, Dost Muhammad Rahimoon, Secretary Information Technology Pervaiz Seehar, Director IT Muhammad Yousuf, Director JPMC Dr. Anees Bhatti and other officers were also present.

For more information, contact:
Information and Archives Department
Directorate of Press Information
Government of Sindh
95-Sindh Secretariat 4-B, Karachi
Tel: +92-21-99204423, +92-21-99204401
Website: http://sindhinformation.gos.pk

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