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Corona patients will be treated on phone in home isolation, PCMC started call center

Pimpri: In the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation area, along with corona infection, the number of patients infected with the new coronavirus Omicron is increasing. The third wave appears to have hit the city. Treatment of corona infected patients is going on in Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation and private hospitals. Patients with and without symptoms of corona are being treated in Institutional Isolation Center and Home Isolation. A call center has been set up to provide medical information to these patients by calling them once a day. This will be paid to the organization running the call center at the rate of Rs 13 per call.

In the second phase of Corona, information about body temperature, heart rate, sleep quality, cough, body pain and difficulty in breathing in isolated patients was being made available to the patients by phone once a day. Ornet Technologies Pvt. Ltd. A call center was set up between 29 April 2021 and 28 July 2021. Treatment of patients was possible through Corona Care Center without Municipal Hospital.

Every call will cost Rs 13

This call center used to call patients once a day to inquire about their health. Patients were being assisted with necessary treatment or hospitalization. For one of these phone calls, the rate was fixed at Rs 13 per call to Ornet Technologies. As per the Infectious Diseases Act and the Disaster Management Act, the call centers are required to be reopened in view of the urgency of the situation to contain the spread of corona virus.

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The commissioner gave approval to start again

Municipal Commissioner Rajesh Patil has given approval to restart this call center on 7 January. According to this, this work will be done without tender through Ornet Technologies. This call center is operational from January 8 for a period of two months. The cost per call will be Rs 13 on the basis of actual call.

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