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KGMU doc bags award for highest tele-consultations during Covid

LUCKNOW: Dr Saniya Rauf of King George’s Medical University (KGMU) has become the only doctor in the entire country to have done the most number of teleconsultations during the covid pandemic on the government’s eSanjeevani OPD.

The medical officer in the telemedicine unit, Dr Rauf with 50,000 patient consultancies was honoured with theFlag Bearer Award by Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) Mohali, on Friday.

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The award was given on the occasion of the 33rd Foundation Day of C-DAC and was conferred to Dr Rauf by NITI Aayog member and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) chancellor Dr VK Saraswat and CDAC executive director PK Khosla.

Dr Rauf has provided consultation to 50,000 patients through telemedicine during covid pandemic, which is the highest in the country.

“Medical Officers provide consultations to around 1500 patients per day. For the last one year it has been around 14,000 patients every month and the overall total consultations has reached 1,50,000 and counting,” said nodal officer incharge for telemedicine at KGMU Dr Sheetal Verma.

“It is an honour for KGMU to have its name against this accomplishment. I congratulate all of the team and Dr Rauf for their contribution in winning the e-Sanjeevani Flag Bearer award,” said KGMU vice chancellor Lt Gen (retd) Dr Bipin Puri.




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