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Sindh Governor for promotion of telemedicine in remote areas

Karachi: Sindh Governor, Dr Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan, has stressed the need for optimum use of telemedicine for provision of prompt and modern treatment facilities in far flung and remote areas of the province.

He said this during a high level meeting held at the Governor House here on Saturday.

At the meeting a briefing was given regarding mobile clinics for the victims of rains and floods by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and the Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS).

Sindh Health Minister, Dr Sagheer Ahmed, Vice-Chancellor of DUHS, Prof Dr Masood Hameed, and Sindh Secretary Health, Syed Hashim Raza, and Chairman NDMA, Zafar Qadir, were also present on the occasion.

Later, the governor also inspected the mobile clinics, which were equipped with telemedicine facilities. He was also briefed about the telemedicine project. Qadir briefed the governor regarding the activities of the NDMA and the measures pertaining to the relief and rehabilitation of the rains and flood victims.

Dr Ebad was also informed that telemedicine facilities were presently being provided in three districts of the province, Badin, Mirpurkhas and Tando Muhammad Khan in collaboration with the NDMA and DUHS.

The University’s 13 faculties are collaborating for expert assistance. Biometrics devices and video conferencing are also being utilised for the purpose, it was further stated. Dr. Ebad said that technical facilities available with the provincial government and the telemedicine project should also be coordinated with this.

For more information, contact:
Sindh Governor House
Syed Wajahat Ali
Press Secretary to Governor
Tel: 99201217, 99201201-3
Email: press_secretary@governorsindh.gov.pk

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