For the first time, remote medical visits have been carried out with a view to upgrading the qualitative and quantitative aspects of GP services.
Dr. Shahram Sarafrazian, chief GP at the Petroleum Industry Health Organization (PIHO), laid emphasis on upgrading both quantity and quality of medical services for families and facilitating the access of families to health services. “PIHO has for the first time conducted remote visits through petrovisit application,” he said.
“Given the covid-19 crisis and problems in cities, including traffic congestion, remote visits constitute an effective step in controlling chronic diseases that are the main cause of mortality,” he said.
“Currently, 20,000 persons can benefit from remote visit services in Tehran,” he added.
Sarafrazian said: “In the first step, a text message has been sent to all covered persons to install and activate the application in a bid to benefit from online visits, sending text messages, voice and images.”
“Soon after application upgrade and removal of possible problems, PIHO would be focusing on adding to specialized services in the form of providing the possibility for oil service staff to benefit from GP services,” he added.
Referring to the petrovisit application, he said during the first 11 days of the current calendar year, 72 visits were registered online by 9 doctors. He added that users had shown satisfaction with the application.