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Telangana Minister launches TConsult telemedicine project in Karimnagar

Hyderabad, May 9 (UNI) Telangana Health Minister Etela Rajender launched the TConsult telemedicine project in Karimnagar to provide tele consultations through a video link.

The project will start from Jammikunata constituency and later will be extended to the entire Karimnagar district. The app has become a key link connecting medical professional, patients and local pharmacy stores as well.

The Minister, who, launched the TConsult services on Friday from Secretariat, lauded the efforts of software professionals body Telangana Information Technology Association (TITA), which pioneered the telemedicine project effort.

The virtual consultation has turned a boon to many in the times of lockdown. TConsult aided people stay at home, maintain social distance and also have access to medical consultations at the same time virtually, he said.

Mr Rajender also appreciated the various efforts that TITA, its partners and affiliates have undertaken as part of their efforts to fight the Coronavirus. He also recollected that TITA was a the first one to conduct a Covid-19 themed hackathon as part of its efforts to find solutions in the fight against the COVID-19.

The Minister asked the people of Jammikunta, the constituency which he represents, to use TConsult and take benefit of the health services offered by it.

He, for a firsthand feel of the system, made the inaugural call using the TConsult Karimnagar Platform.
The Minister interacted with Psychologist Dr C Veerender and Pulmonologist & Swasha Hospitals Chief Dr Vishnum Rao Veerapaneni through the video conference platfrom.
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