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PGI to extend medical consultation to patients in African countries

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Under the new proposal floated by the Government of India, PGIMER would soon be providing medical expertise and consultations to patients in the African countries.

PGIMER is one among the few centres across the country that have been selected as a part of the prestigious project and it would soon be providing medical advice to African countries through its telemedicine services. The Telemedicine Project is already catering to many hospitals across the neighbouring states of Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh. Now, under the new project, the hospitals across the African countries would be able to seek medical advice from experts in various super specialities.’ Further, the hospital would also extend educational facilities across the borders through Clinico Pathological Conferencing (CPC) programme, wherein academic lectures would be delivered through teleconferencing. PGI Director Prof K K Talwar, said that the telemedicine project was a great achievement of the hospital and it helped solve the problem of excessive workload.

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