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Mediclinic News : BAN ON VIRTUAL CONSULTS WITH NEW PATIENTS DANGEROUS, DOCTORS SAY

Title

BAN ON VIRTUAL CONSULTS WITH NEW PATIENTS DANGEROUS, DOCTORS SAY

Date

2020-03-31

Link

https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/national/health/2020-03-31-ban-on-virtual-consults-with-new-patients-dangerous-doctors-say/

News Description

BUSINESSLIVE Medical organisations representing tens of thousands of doctors and therapists are unhappy that they are only permitted to use video or phone calls to only treat existing patients during the Covid-19 outbreak, saying the restriction is “wrong and dangerous”. The Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA), the regulator of doctors and therapists, had previously banned all forms of telemedicine except for allowing doctors to give a prescription over the phone.
Created at 2020/04/06 02:56 PM by Mediclinic
Last modified at 2020/04/06 02:56 PM by Mediclinic