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Volume : 7, Issue : 4, Year : 2020
Article Page : 222-225
Background: Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) was declared as Global Pandemic by W.H.O. on 11th March 2020. As nationwide lockdown was imposed from 21st March 2020 in India, teleconsultation project known as eSanjeevani: Stay Home OPD” was launched by Honourable Union Health Minister. This facility was also started by the Department of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of Himachal Pradesh at our center; Dr. Rajendra Prasad Govt. Medical College (Dr. RPGMC), Kangra at Tanda from 20th April 2020 onwards.
Aim & Objective: To analyse the parameters influencing teleconsultation service from the perspective of
patients during Covid-19 pandemic.
Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted through a semi-structured 10-point feedback questionnaire. The feedback was collected telephonically. A total of 131 responses were noted and analysed accordingly.
Results: Out of 131 patients, 71 (54%) were males and 60 (46%) were females. All of them 131 (100%) accepted the legibility of e-prescription, and the majority (91%) of them were comfortable in procuring (downloading) the same. (83%) respondents preferred teleconsultation services over conventional OPD based services and (98%) patients also recommended teleconsultation platform to others.
Conclusion: Mean rating score was 8.9±1.04 out of 10 which clearly shows that majority of patients were satisfied with teleconsultation services availed by them through Dr. RPGMC Tanda hub.
Keywords: COVID- 19, Pandemics, Remote Consultation, Patient Satisfaction, Electronic Prescribing, eSanjeevni OPD.
How to cite : Negi A K , Patiyal N , Guleria K S D S , Kanwar V , Kansal D , Perception of patients getting teleconsultation in an e-OPD during Covid pandemic. Indian J Pharm Pharmacol 2020;7(4):222-225
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