Institute of Surgical Gastroenterology and Liver Transplantation at Stanley Government Medical College and Hospital started Telemedicine classes for students on Tuesday to enhance medical services at the hospital.
“Government Stanley Hospital is the only hospital in Tamil Nadu that has Telemedicine facility where senior doctors and other medical college professors can connect with at least 12 other medical colleges and hospitals, including AIIMS, Tata Memorial and other hospitals. We are using this facility to teach the postgraduate students also,” said Dr S Jeswanth, professor, Institute of Surgical Gastroenterology and liver transplantation, Stanley Medical College.
This year, seven postgraduate students have opted to be trained in telemedicine and will be allowed to see and capture presentations/queries from a faraway location.
“The training will improve patient care and enhance knowledge of students on cases that are difficult to manage. For the current term, the gadgets and software have been donated by a private hospital in the city,” said dean Dr R Shanthimalar.