JORHAT, May 1 - Altogether 21 doctors from across Assam, out of which 12 from Jorhat Medical College and Hospital, have volunteered their services to the online OPD service eSanjeevaniOPD, which started on Thursday.
The service is an initiative of the Assam Health and Family Welfare department, State NHM under the National TeleConsultation Service offered by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
A Jorhat district official said patients from homes can avail safe video-based clinical consultation with doctors from Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm. A patient will need a laptop or a personal computer with a camera, microphone, speakers and Internet connection with 2Mbps speed, and will have to register with esanjeevaniopd.in for availing free consultation.
The doctors available for consultation have been trained via video conferencing by C-DAC (Centre for Development of Advanced Computing), Mohali, on how to provide services online. So far, 30 persons from Assam and 2,439 across India have availed of this teleservice.
Agriculture Minister reviews situation: State Agriculture, Horticulture and Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Minister Atul Bora on Thursday in a meeting held at the Jorhat Circuit House reviewed the measures undertaken to tackle the situation arising out of the lockdown, an official said.
Senior administration officials, Teok MLA Renupoma Rajkhowa and Dergaon MLA Bhabendra Nath Bharali attended the meeting. Bora later visited Nimatighat and adoining areas to take stock of the situation related to difficulties faced by farmers and livestock owners.
Earlier, Bora arrived at Majuli island and chaired a meeting at the Deputy Commissioner�s office and reviewed the scenario of the agriculture, veterinary and animal husbandry sectors.
A Majuli district administration official said Bora was briefed on the measures undertaken to extend assistance to farmers and livestock owners. The Minister, who was accompanied by two veterinary specialists from Guwahati, said the duo will collect samples from carcasses of pigs across the island to find out the cause of deaths of pigs.
He also visited a strawberry cultivation at the Uttar Kamalabari Satra being undertaken by Satradhikar Janardan Devagoswami and disciples of the satra.