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Telemedicine, video monitoring for home quarantined at Dhemaji

By ANN Service

DHEMAJI, April 9 - Pratishruti Cancer and Palliative Trust, a Dibrugarh-based non-profit organisation, in association with Dhemaji Police Superintendent Dr Dhananjay Ghanawat, carried out a telemedicine and video monitoring operation for the home quarantined people in the district of Dhemaji for COVID-19.

In a bid to control community transmission of coronavirus, a distance mode operational model for monitoring the most quarantined individuals through telemedicine and audio and video calling is being conducted by the volunteers of the organisation.

According to Dr Gayatri Gogoi, director of Pratishruti Cancer and Palliative Trust, over 120 volunteers, including doctors, professors, PhD fellows, teachers, students from IISC, IIT, NIT, advocates, engineers and bankers are working in a bid to prevent the spread of dreaded coronavirus through community transmission.

They are monitoring the stay and movement as well as maintaining of social distancing of the home-quarantined individuals by audio and video calling to them and asking them various specific questions regarding their health and problems they facing.

And, after rapid assessment for symptoms of COVID-19, the blood samples of the suspected persons are being sent for COVID-19 testing.

Dhemaji MLA Dr Ranoj Pegu and Jonai MLA Bhuban Pegu are also associated with this attempt who are rendering help to the home quarantine individuals by supplying essential commodities like food, masks, medicines and soaps etc.

Talking to ANN Service, Dr Gayatri Gogoi said, �It is a small effort from our side to help people, government and ourselves. Our larger objective is to reduce community transmission of coronavirus and guide and refer the suspected cases for COVID-19 testing.�

Of the 2,289 persons kept under home quarantine in Dhemaji district, 1,589 have completed 14 days of quarantine on Wednesday. Till date, 58 blood samples were collected and sent to the RCMR for testing and all the tests proved negative.

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