Chandigarh, The prestigious PGI hospital here has started teleconsultation service for its registered outdoor patients in the wake of the pandemic situation of coronavirus, a hospital official said on Friday.
The tele-consultations will be provided in internal medicine, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, otolaryngology (ENT), Neurology and hepatology departments.
Each department has assigned two consultants for providing the teleconsultation on working days from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The registered patients of the PGIMER will have to register themselves for these teleconsultations from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. using helpline numbers - 0172-2756181 and 8427025335.
The registered patients will receive a call from the consultant after 10 a.m., said an official.
The PGI hospital on March 19 announced to shut down its out-patient departments (OPDs) with immediate effect.
Every day the PGI receives 10,000 patients on an average from Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir.