Chennai: In view of the prevailing COVID-19 situation, MGM Healthcare, a quaternary care hospital in the heart of the city, today announced the availability of consultancy through video conferencing for its patients. Patients may visit https://mgmhealthcare.in/video-consultation/ and get on a video call with the desired doctor. They can book an appointment for the respective doctor through the website and even pay for the consultation online. There’s a tab for new patients to register online as well.
Commenting on the facility, Dr. Prashanth Rajagopalan, Director, MGM Healthcare Private Limited said, “Adhering to the rules of Section 144 imposed by the Government of India We give an option of video consultation to patients who seek regular care. We are running all our services. But in case of any emergency all our specialists are in house 24/7. While the lockdown is a much-needed move to limit the community’s chance of exposure to the Coronavirus, MGM believes that healthcaring must go on. In this context, we have combined the use of technology and patient care to make our virtual consultation services available to all patients. Through this facility, patients already registered with MGM can keep up with their follow-up consultations and review their reports with their doctors. New patients can also avail of our video consultation services to consult with the doctors across specialties.”
“Ever since its inception, MGM Healthcare’s thrust has been on bringing advanced healthcare technologies within the common man’s reach. We recognise the fact that hospitals can be alienating spaces for patients, and one of the ways we deal with this feeling is by improving patient care and outcomes with the use of top-of-the-line technology. This is an ideal moment in healthcare when technology should take the lead in terms of facilitate care delivery. Virtual online consultation platform of MGM Healthcare is one such initiative. During this lockdown period it is very important to keep a tab on your health and stay in touch with your Doctor, so they can guide you and your loved ones to provide appropriate and correct medical advice at a click of a button. We want the community to stay safe and stay connected” adds Harish Manian, CEO, MGM Healthcare Private Limited.
Aiming to be a fully digitalised hospital, MGM Healthcare today offers many technological advancements which include cutting-edge developments such as a biplane cath lab (first of its kind in Asia), a 3 Tesla MRI scanner (first of its kind in Asia), an advanced mammogram machine (first of its kind in India), a wireless Cardiotocography machine (first of its kind in South India), an IoT-enabled ICU charting system (first of its kind in Chennai) and a neuro navigation system. The hospital operates on a comprehensive, fully-integrated system with components such as HIS-integrated Electronic Medical Record, Doctor and Patient Portal apps, Porter Management solution, In-room Automation, Voice-enabled Nurse Call System, Self-service Kiosks and Building Management System.
The video conferencing service can be accessed via desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones.