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KP Governor inaugurates Telemedicine Project at KMU

The service to provide online medical assistance to people against Coronavirus
our correspondent
PESHAWAR
Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa inaugurated telemedicine project at Khyber Medical University (KMU) Peshawar to reduce the burden on hospitals and clinics in the wake of Corona virus situation.
The project would help provide free of cost consultation as well as prescription to the patients online especially to the remote areas and tribal districts of the province.
Among others, Vice-Chancellor KMU Prof Dr Arshad Javaid, Registrar Prof. Dr. Saleem Gandapur, Project In charge Telemedicine Dr. Abdul Jalil Khan, Dr. Muhammad Jawad and Dr. Kashif Ali were also present at the occasion.
Earlier while briefing the Governor about the telemedicine project, Dr. Abdul Jalil Khan said that the department of telemedicine has made considerable progress in terms of therapeutic and medical advice in foreign countries, while in the public sector in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa KMU is the pioneer to launch this unique type of medical services free of cost.
He informed the Governor that this initiative would be benefited a large number of people in remote and far flung areas of the province.
He said this project will provide easy access to standard and best health facilities at home. In the context of corona crisis patients as well as general patients will enable to avoid the visits of hospitals and clinics and they will get benefit from these online services.
Meanwhile, addressing the inaugural ceremony, the Governor Shah Farman said that KMU had launched the telemedicine project in view of the ongoing lockdown in the context of the corona outbreak which is not only really appreciable but it shows the hard work and dedication of KMU staff and administration against the corona outbreak.
He said that the profession of medicine is certainly one of the best areas of service through serving the suffering humanity which is praiseworthy.
The Governor congratulated the KMU administration and the relevant experts who have set a precedent for other organizations by launching a free online project of therapeutic and medical consultations in the context of the Corona outbreak.
The Governor appreciated the KMU Public Health Reference Lab services especially the staff working there day night with full zeal and zest.
He hoped that the chain of services will not only keep continue with the passage of time but it would also be increased in term of human as well as logistics resources.
The Governor later on visited the KMU Public Health Reference Lab in addition to the formal opening of the telemedicine services.
The said telemedicine project will initially provide online services from 9am to 6pm and will be extended to 24 hours later with the support of more than 50 specialist doctors including VC KMU Prof. Dr. Arshad Javaid a renowned pulmonologist, Registrar Prof. Dr. Salim Gandapur famous ophthalmologist, Dr. Abdul Jalil Khan family medicine specialist, Dr. Muhammad Jawad family physician and Dr. Kashif Ali dermatologist are amongst the service providers.
Patients will be able to contact the KMU’s official website www.kmu.edu.pk in addition to the direct link to helpline numbers 0317-1777516 and 0317-9797297.



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