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Bengal health department to upgrade its telemedicine facilities

The state government has decided to convert all 12 police hospitals into safe homes for police personnel

Pranesh Sarkar Calcutta Published 17.04.21, 12:20 AM
The central medical store will be open round the clock to ensure steady supply of medicines.

The central medical store will be open round the clock to ensure steady supply of medicines. File photo

The Bengal health department has decided to upgrade its telemedicine facilities within a week or so as it was felt that providing physical treatment to so many patients is almost impossible in view of the pandemic.

“This time, the patients can avail themselves of the facility through video calling. It will help the patients as well as the healthcare facilities,” said an official.

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The central medical store will be open round the clock to ensure steady supply of medicines.

The state government has decided to convert all 12 police hospitals into safe homes for police personnel.

The state government has asked the district authorities to conduct tests on central force jawans who have come for election duty. The idea is to isolate infected jawans so that others don’t get the disease.

As expected, the state government has decided to enhance Covid beds by at least 20 per cent than what it had during the peak of the first wave.

“Private hospitals in and around Calcutta have been asked to increase Covid beds by 25 per cent compared to what they had in October last year. Government hospitals will increase beds by 20 per cent for Covid patients,” said a health department official.

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