Published: 2021-08-27

Tele-health in the era of COVID-19 pandemic: need, current status, challenges and way forwards

Mohammad Abu Bashar, Nazia Begam


Tele-health is the delivery of health care services by health care professionals, where distance is a critical factor, through using information and communication technologies (ICT) for the exchange of valid and correct information. It is one of the effective option to fight the outbreak of COVID-19. However, its application for patient care during the pandemic times is not without hiccups and problems owing to lack of clarity on its domain and absence of clear guidelines on its use.


Tele-health, ICT, Patient care, COVID-19

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