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LRH pioneers telemedicine project

Dr. Anuruddha Padeniya offers medical advice to a patient using the technology while Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi, Dr. Prasad Kolambage and LRH Director Dr. G. Wijesuriya look on.

The Lady Ridgeway Hospital (LRH) has commenced offering medical advice to patients using video conferencing technology, a Health Ministry spokesman said.

According to the spokesman the public can use the new technology by downloading the oDoc App to their mobile phones. More details about the service can be obtained by dialing 0770773333 and searching on the internet by typing oDoc.life. The system will be extended to other special state hospitals soon.

Raising public awareness on this new system will be done through the Health Promotion Bureau (HPB) and the Information Unit of the Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Ministry, he said.

This new system will enable the public to obtain medical advice over the phone, especially during this COVID-19 affected period, he added.


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