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  • Writer's pictureElizabeth Santoso

Telemedicine: A COVID-19 Treatment Center in the Pandemic Era

COVID-19, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, has become a global health challenge that requires a rapid and coordinated response from health workers around the world. In the midst of this pandemic, on-demand healthcare services have played an important role in responding, detecting and managing the spread of this infectious disease.

Rapid Testing and Consultation: On-demand healthcare professionals enable patients to undergo COVID-19 testing and consult with doctors online. This reduces crowding at brick-and-mortar health facilities and helps patients get quick answers regarding symptoms and testing.

Remote Monitoring: Patients infected with COVID-19 and patients with mild symptoms can be monitored remotely by on-demand healthcare personnel. Connected medical devices can be used to monitor temperature, blood oxygen levels and other symptoms.

Mental Consultation and Emotional Support: The COVID-19 pandemic has also increased stress and anxiety among many individuals. On-demand healthcare services have provided mental counseling and emotional support to patients who need help during this difficult time.

Telemedicine for Public Education: On-demand health workers also play a role in public education regarding prevention, isolation and other health measures that need to be taken by the community. They help in disseminating important information and answering people's questions.

Future Role of On-Demand Health Workers: COVID-19 has illustrated the huge potential of on-demand health workforce services in dealing with infectious diseases and pandemics. In the future, they will continue to be an important part of the public health response, including early detection of infectious diseases, patient monitoring, and public education.

While on-demand healthcare services have helped address COVID-19, they also face challenges, including regulation, data security, and setting fair rates. In an effort to maximize their role in the response to infectious diseases, collaboration between governments, service providers and communities is key. With a coordinated approach, on-demand healthcare workers can continue to be strong partners in maintaining public health and responding to future pandemics.


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