The role of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic

The Coronavirus Pandemic and the Future: Virology, Epidemiology, Translational Toxicology and Therapeutics

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The pandemic has driven the demand for telehealth services

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Concerns about the prevention of this highly contagious pandemic of COVID-19 are on the rise, so is minimising doctor-patient physical contact for diagnosis of common problems. In this context, telemedicine or telehealth services can play a vital role for both the developed and developing countries. In this chapter we will discuss the various types of telehealth services, key outputs and limitations of this technology. We will also illustrate the sequential logistics in instituting telehealth services at AIIMS Jodhpur, India.