“Indian Medical Council (Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Ethics) (Amendment) Regulations, 2020.” – Consultation by Telemedicine


New Delhi, the 12th May, 2020

No. MCI-211(2)/2019(Ethics)/100659.— In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 33 of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 (102 of 1956), the Board of Governors in Supersession of the Medical Council of India with the previous sanction of the Central Government, hereby makes the following Regulations to amend the “Indian Medical Council (Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Ethics) Regulations, 2002:-

1. (i) These Regulations may be called the “Indian Medical Council (Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Ethics) (Amendment) Regulations, 2020.”

(ii) These regulations shall deemed to have been effective from 25th March 2020 which is the date on which the Central Government has accorded approval to these Regulations.

2. In the “Indian Medical Council (Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Ethics) Regulations, 2002”, the following addition shall be made:-

3.8 Consultation by Telemedicine

3.8.1 Consultation through Telemedicine by the Registered Medical Practitioner under the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 shall be permissible in accordance with the Telemedicine Practice Guidelines contained in Appendix 5.

3.8.2 Telemedicine Practice Guidelines are designed to serve as an aid and tool to enable Registered Medical Practitioners to effectively leverage telemedicine to enhance health services and access to all in India.

3.8.3 Telemedicine Practice Guidelines are not applicable to the use of digital technology to conduct surgical or invasive procedure remotely.

3.8.4 Any of the drugs lists contained in Telemedicine Practice Guidelines can be modified by the Board of Governors in super-session of the Medical Council of India/Medical Council of India from time to time, as required.

3.8.5 The Board of Governors in super-session of the Medical Council of India may issue necessary directions or advisories or clarifications in regard to these Guidelines, as required.

3.8.6 The Telemedicine Practice Guidelines can be amended from time to time in larger public interest with the prior approval of Central Government

[Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India].

Dr. RAKESH KUMAR VATS, Secy.-General

[ ADVT.-III/4/Exty./25/2020-21]

Shared by Dr. Guriqbal Singh Jaiya, Member – DHIndia Association

Telemedicine Registry and Evaluation in India

An alliance of healthcare associations in India including CAHO, CHIME and HIMSS India are partnering with DHIndia to establish a Telemedicine Registry for India. The objective is to guide healthcare providers in India on technology solutions for telemedicine as proposed in the National Digital Health Blueprint (NDHB) and Telemedicine Practice Guidelines (TPG).

If you are interested to enlist yourself as a Telemedicine solution provider for hospitals and doctors in India, kindly fill up the survey

Telemedicine Training for Doctors – Update 1

This is to inform all registrants that there will be no TSI Telemedicine training on 07 April 2020 and 08 April 2020. Training sessions will resume on Wednesday, 09 April 2020 and the schedules will be informed by email.

Thanks for the overwhelming response, we received 1000+ registrations in the first week. Four interactive class room sessions have been conducted so far. If you have not been contacted yet, you will receive a communication shortly and if you were unable to attend the training for whatever reason, please do get in touch with us and we will reschedule you for the forthcoming sessions.

Soliciting your support in our endeavor to familiarize all doctors in India on the concepts of Telemedicine and bringing them up to speed on the recently notified Telemedicine Practice Guidelines.

Together, we shall overcome! Jai Hind

TSI Telemedicine Training Enrollment for Doctors

Dear Doctor,

Telemedicne is now legal. The MoHFW has notified the Telemedicine Practice Guidelines on 25th March 2020.

In view of the impending Phase 3 of the COVID 19 pandemic. It becomes imperative on the part of the part of Doctors and the medical fraternity to keep our hospitals and resources available for any eventaulity. Tele-health consultations will reduce the burden on the healthcare system and will go a long way in managing the pandemic, should the phase come.

On the recommendation of NITI Ayog, an online basic Tele-health introductory orientation cum training program is being planned by the Telemedicne Society of India (TSI) supported by DHIndia Association and other digital health partners. The aim is to train ALL doctors in India on the basics of Teemedicne use.

Together, we shall overcome! Jai Hind

Welcome to Digital Health India Association

The Objectives and Key Result Areas of Digital Health India Association have been stated in this blog keeping in mind the future

  • To perform the role of a Digital Health advisory for State and Central Government by actively participating and involvement in core committees on Digital Health with respect to tenders, implementation reviews and any other matter pertaining to healthcare information technology (HIT) in the society.
Continue reading “Welcome to Digital Health India Association”