The Punjab government has decided to launch a telemedicine service in the province that will enable the citizens to access free healthcare facilities online.
The online healthcare system integrates the concept of health information and communication technology to overcome geographical hurdles and provide standardized healthcare to areas where proper medical facilities are inaccessible.
The initiative has been given a go-ahead from the high-ups and will start from July 1. As per the details, senior doctors and surgeons will be available online. The medical specialists will diagnose the patients first after which they will prescribe medication.
Notably, the provincial government had initiated the pilot project in Dera Ghazi Khan and Taunsa Sharif. After its success, the scheme is now being introduced in the entire province.
Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has also expressed a strong commitment to the establishment of quality health services. A mother-and-child hospital is also being established in the province.