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  • March 30, 2020
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Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – Health; Governance

In News: 

  • The Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare launched the National Teleconsultation Centre (CoNTeC) recently. 

Key takeaways:

  • The project is conceptualised by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.
  • It will be implemented by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. 
  • The doctors across the country will be able to connect to AIIMS in real time for treatment of the COVID-19 patients. 
  • This facility shall be available 24X7. 
  • The goal of the facility is to at least connect the doctors in the country together to discuss amongst themselves the protocols undertaken and provide the best treatment accordingly.
  • Small states will be able to make use of the vast experience of the doctors at AIIMS

Important value additions:

National Teleconsultation Centre (CoNTeC)

  • It is a Telemedicine Hub. 
  • Expert doctors from various clinical domains shall answer the multifaceted questions from specialists from all over the country. 
  • It is a multi-modal telecommunications hub
  • 2 way audio-video and text communications can be undertaken from any part of the country as well as the world at large. 
  • The modes of communication will include simple mobile telephony and two way video communications through WhatsApp, Skype and Google Duo. 

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