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    Hospital clinics to recommence using video technology- Ridgway Women and Children’s Hospital commences pilot programme from today

    March 31, 2020

    Hospital clinics to recommence using video technology- Ridgway Women and Children’s Hospital commences pilot programme from today

    Due to the Coronavirus epidemic all regular clinics of hospitals for outpatients has come to a standstill and as a solution to this issue patients could consult the doctor from their homes using video calling technology. Therefore, the technology where the patient and the doctor could connect is being implemented.

                                        

    The Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi visited the Lady Ridgeway Hospital today to inspect this pilot project and Consultant Dr. Anuruddha Padeniya who is a Consultant paediatric  Neurologist, briefed the minister on this latest initiative and commenced the pilot project at his clinic. Dr. Padeniya examined a patient through video technology.

    This method could be used for other hospitals too in the near future and the service could be obtained by downloading the App oDoc.life  on your mobile phone.

    Further educating the public on this new system would be carried out by the Health Ministry’s  Health Promotion Bureau and in addition to logging onto the oDoc.life website one can also call 0770773333 for further details.

    The Director of the Lady Ridgeway Hospital G. Wijesooriya, the Executive member of the GMOA Dr. Prasad Kolambage and several other doctors were present on this occasion.  

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