Telehealth in the Era of COVID-19: Wand for Cancer Patients | Abstract

International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences (IJMRHS)
ISSN: 2319-5886 Indexed in: ESCI (Thomson Reuters)


Telehealth in the Era of COVID-19: Wand for Cancer Patients

Author(s):Arindam Sarkar*, Soumi Mukherjee and Moumita Sarkar

Health care is the need for every person all over the world. The pandemic has caused avoidance in visiting the medical sectors like hospitals, private clinics, nursing homes as they are having the atmospheres where there are greater chances of nosocomial infections which are increasing infection cases worldwide. The fatalness of COVID-19 could be analyzed by viewing the number of active cases in the world. The COVID-19 virus being communicable causes respiratory tract infections, severe acquired respiratory syndrome could be avoided to some extent by maintaining social distancing. A regular diagnosis is the basic need of cancer patients, so are under huge problem in this lockdown period. These constraints could be overpowered by using telehealth system. The report of biopsy need not be carried from rural to urban cities, indeed the pathologist can directly update the patient report to a cancer specialist, the doctor could easily analyze it and provide required medicine or chemotherapy to the remote location.

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