Coronavirus Lockdown: JIPMER begins telephone consultation for OPD services
Puducherry - JIPMER, Puducherry has started telephone consultation for outpatient services amid coronavirus lockdown. The designated telephone number for patients to make registration is 0413-2298200.
The patients can make calls to register their appointments from 09.00 AM to 01.00 PM from Monday to Saturday.
This facility of telephone consultation is available only for patients who are already registered in JIPMER and are on regular follow up.
Patients who call will be asked their JIPMER patient Id, name and department they wish to consult. Within the next 24 hours, they will receive an SMS message on their registered mobile number with the date and time of their scheduled telephonic appointment.
At the appointed date and time a doctor from the respective department will make a phone call on the registered mobile and interact with the patient.
If a prescription is needed, it will be sent as a web link to the registered mobile number.
Patients can show the prescription slip or take a print out of the same to buy medicines from their nearest Government hospital or pharmacy.
This facility is only for telephonic consultation.
Patients will not be able to visit JIPMER for outpatient consultation in person or for getting medicines.
Only patients with emergency medical issues will be attended to in the Emergency Medical Services Department.
JIPMER is also trying to make arrangements for providing limited outpatient services for new patients within a few days and the same will be communicated soon.