Free telemedicine service to Nepali migrant workers abroad


Kathmandu, March 27: The government is launching free telemedicine services from March 29 targeting Nepali workers on foreign employment.     

The Foreign Employment Board said timely advice and consultation would be provided through this service as per the need for addressing the health problems faced by the Nepali migrant workers in a foreign land.     

Telemedicine service will be started at 10 am on Wednesday, March 29. Board spokesperson Rajan Poudel said the service would be catered during office hours as per Nepal time except on public holidays.     

The Nepali workers can call at mobile numbers 9851345701 and 9851345702 on Viber, Whatsapp or e-mail. The telemedicine medical officer will receive the call and if specialist service is required for the caller, it will be provided with every Sunday and Friday at the recommendation of the medical officer.     

Spokesman Poudel said the service would be available on Friday and Sunday as it is a public holiday on the two days in the destination countries. The prescription for the service-seeking worker would be sent online. The Board will bear all the expenses of this service.     

The Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security has already approved the Telemedicine Service Operation Procedures, 2023 for operating telemedicine service targeting Nepali workers on foreign employment. (RSS)

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