GP says tele-exam a 'first' in general practice

Canberra GP Dr Paresh Dawda is using a device to examine aged care residents remotely

A handheld device under trial in Canberra will enable GPs to physically examine patients remotely, including ear, throat and lung checks. 

Dr Paresh Dawda.

ACT GP Dr Paresh Dawda has been using the technology on residents at Goodwin Aged Care Services in a pilot, and says it takes telehealth to the ‘tele-examination’ level. 

He says he believes the pilot is a