As per the suggestion of Health Experts, The Karnataka government has observed that looking at the Covid-19 situation in the state, there could be a scarcity of medical staff in the coming days. To cope with this situation, the final-year medical, dental, nursing and pharmacy students have been deployed to treat the COVID patients who are in home isolation.
Initially 10 medical students have been selected to reach out to Covid 19 patients in Home isolation. Parinita Reddy from KLE Societies of Dental sciences, Belagavi is one among the top 10 students.
A unique PPP model by Govt. of Karnataka, RGUHS and Project Step-One has ensured all Home Isolation patients are spoken to, to assess their clinical condition.
The other 9 students from Other districts :
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Sneha R – Sri Paripoorna Sanathana Ayurveda Medical College, Hospital and Research Center, Nelamangala
Bibi Ayeesha Mulia – Al-Badar Dental College & Hospital, Kalaburagi
Aishwarya P Kalkoti – Bapuji Dental College and Hospital, Davangere
Shaik Neelofhar – Al-Badar Dental College & Hospital, Kalaburagi
Ramya LKS – Sri Paripoorna Sanathana Ayurveda Medical College, Hospital and Research Center, Nelamangala
Praveen P – Dr Ambedkar Medical College, Bengaluru
Shagun Jain – Gulbarga Institute of Medical Sciences, Kalaburagi
Dhanya Hegde – Srinivas Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Dakshina Kannada
Lavanya S – AJ Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Dakshina Kannada
Recently DCM Ashwath Narayan has told that 7000 medical students have been trained to provide telemedicine service and out of which 4000 have registered. At present, 700 are already working and it will be made mandatory for the remaining to appear for the required service,”.
Ashwathnarayan said that better service could be given if medical students provide consultations in comparison to personnel of call centres.