Bir Hospital will soon start a telemedicine service for Nepalese working abroad to provide remote health services online with expert medical practitioners. The hospital and the Foreign Employment Board have signed an agreement to initiate the service.
The service will involve offering consultation about various conditions to fatal diseases to Nepali people working in foreign countries.
Executive Director of Bir Hospital Dr. Santosh Paudel and the Director of the Foreign Employment Board Rajan Paudel signed the agreement papers on Friday, March 24, 2023.
Telemedicine at Bir Hospital for Nepalese Working Abroad
The agreement will facilitate the hospital to provide telemedicine service to Nepali people engaged in foreign employment. Dr. Poudel said that the hospital’s expert doctors will provide the service on Friday and Saturday on the basis of referral by MBBS doctors. A medical officer and a health assistant will be available round the clock to facilitate the online health service.
Originally, during the existence of the Unified Central Hospital, telemedicine service was operated at Bir Hospital to treat Covid-19 patients with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO).
The service’s active operation was affected after the Covid infection cases lowered; however, the service is now coming to its full operation after the official inauguration in coordination with the Foreign Employment Board.
Now, the board will provide wages to the medical officer and health assistant as well as the doctor for operating the service utilizing Foreign Employment Fund.