Your doctor will see you now - online

Telemedicine being used more widely amid pandemic as patients are more receptive to it

Ms Greta Susan d'Rozario (left) having a video call session with Dr Alexander Yip from Alexandra Hospital last month. Helping her with the session was Mrs Audrey Wee, her niece-in-law. The telemedicine service provided by the hospital is convenient a
Ms Greta Susan d'Rozario (left) having a video call session with Dr Alexander Yip from Alexandra Hospital last month. Helping her with the session was Mrs Audrey Wee, her niece-in-law. The telemedicine service provided by the hospital is convenient and allows Ms d'Rozario to avoid going to the hospital amid the Covid-19 pandemic. ST PHOTO: JOEL CHAN

Ms Greta Susan d'Rozario is 86 and she recently completed two video-call consultations with her doctors last month.

Her verdict? She said there was "not much" difference between seeing her doctor in person and online.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 25, 2020, with the headline 'Your doctor will see you now - online'. Subscribe