Centre allows quaified employees to provide COVID-19 consultation

Centre allows quaified employees to provide COVID-19 consultation

Due to the unprecedented rise in COVID-19 cases in India, the Centre has announced an agreement permitting its employees with recognised qualifications to undertake medical practice or teleconsultation.

However, such practices are to be undertaken during spare time and on a purely charitable basis, an order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said.

“In view of the unprecedented rise in the numbers of COVID-19 cases, and to utilise the in-house capabilities available in the government to contain the spread of COVID-19 virus and to provide relief to the public, it has been decided that the central government employees holding recognised qualifications in any system of medicine requires no permission from the Head of Departments (HoDs) concerned to undertake practice/provide teleconsultation,” the order said.

“However, it is desirable that the government servants should keep their departments concerned informed for record purposes only,” it said, adding that this guideline will come into force with immediate effect.