An article from the New Indian Express discussing how doctors providing telemedicine in India will soon need to be certified via a short course by the country's medical regulator in order to practice telemedicine.


Doctors offering teleconsultation to patients across India will soon need to pursue a course with the country’s medical education regulator in order to provide the services. A committee set up by the Medical Council of India-Board of Governors in May to develop the outline of the course is set to submit its report to the government.

“We had been asked to prepare the structured course for certification in telemedicine and we will soon hand it over to the MCI-BOG,” said Dr B N Gangadhar, director of the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences in Bengaluru, who headed a six-member steering committee on the subject.

This course, to be offered online, is likely to be a short-term course that will teach medical professionals the nuances of interacting with patients when not consulting them in person.

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