Dr. Haleema Yezdani, a popular telemedicine expert and a diabetologist from Bengaluru has become one of the few Indian doctors to be interviewed by Dr. Bob Arnot and was called a hero for her work in telemedicine.
Dr. Bob Arnot in this episode of his interview had Dr. Haleema Yezdani as it was done in the backdrop of the Russia-Ukraine War and the dire need for telemedicine in this unreachable conditions.
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In this brief interview, the role of telemedicine in today’s scenario, its importance and its usage are among the many things that have been highlighted by Dr. Haleema. This is one of the special interviews as telemedicine has been one of the least explored topics in the array of medicine.
Who is Dr. Bob Arnot?
Bob Arnot, M.D., internal medicine, is a doctor, journalist, author, former host of the Dr. Danger reality TV series. He has also previously been a medical and foreign correspondent for NBC and CBS. His shows and interveiws particularly about medicine and health is very popular.
Who is Dr. Haleema Yezdani?
Dr. Yezdani is a general physician and diabetologist with 20 years of experience, and 10 years of experience in telemedicine only. She is one of the future 50 clinical leaders in telehealth recognized by HIMSS globally, the Ambassador of telemedicine today Karnataka India chapter, and the Ambassador of Global telehealth exchange.
She is also the director of the BENFA health care program where she has started a free telemedicine helpline to help people in need. She is also the director of women empowerment in the world peace organization, Karnataka chapter.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, she volunteered with various groups like Project Stepone, ERT, Mercy Mission, and many more. She has teletriaged and treated more than 7000 plus covid patients on a pro-bono basis
For this and for my contribution to digital health or telemedicine she has received around 15 awards so far. She has been featured in a book called ‘Dream big’ as one of the 20 women achievers in Karnataka have also been listed by Fox Story as one of the 100 influential Indians.