New Delhi: In view of the current outbreak of the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) Medical Services Department along with the Information Technology Department has launched a program 'NETRA' which stands for ‘NDMC Employees Telecommunication Relief and Assistance’.
The aim of this program is to provide telemedicine/tele-consultations for relief and support to its employees and their family members who get infected with Covid-19 and are under home isolation.
A team of dedicated doctors and specialists have been formed as part of a Medical Helpline Facility for guiding NDMC employees and their family members who are Covid-19 positive through telephones and through WhatsApp to ensure their well-being.
The NDMC's telemedicine consultation team members include Dr. Sundeep Kaushik, SMO/Paediatrician/Coordinator , Dr. M. Bora, Sr. Medical Officer, Dr. Virender Kumar, Medical Officer, Dr. Sarika Rawal, Anaesthetist, Dr. Seema Ahuja, Anaesthetist, Dr. Jitender Koli, MD (Medicine)/Sr. Medical Officer, Dr. Virat Kuntalum, Sr. Medical Officer, Dr. Chand Prakash, Paediatrician (Medical Officer), Dr. Kailash Kumar Saini, Medical Officer and Dr. Deepak Gautam, Medical Officer.
These medical officers and specialists will provide guidance to NDMC employees telephonically and through WhatsApp. Dr. Amitabh Kumar, Specialist Respiratory Medicine will provide the prescription to the patients through SMS on WhatsApp.
The Covi-19 positive patients shall remain under continuous supervision of the above team of doctors who will also assess their condition to advise for hospitalization if the need arises.
All HODs have been directed to immediately inform all the employees for availing the facility.