In Brief: Apollo Hospitals to upskill doctors on telemedicine; Trimble offers free access to flagship product

In Brief: Apollo Hospitals to upskill doctors on telemedicine; Trimble offers free access to flagship product
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16 Apr, 2020

Apollo Hospitals will support the initiative by the Medical Council of India and the Telemedicine Society of India (TSI) to train doctors to deploy telehealth services. Over 2,500 doctors from the hospital chain will take part in the online training programme, according to a statement. The training module, developed by the TSI, will upskill doctors on telemedicine practice guidelines, telemedicine basics and tele-triage, the statement added. The health ministry recently released a set of guidelines to regulate the telemedicine space, which has seen increased activity during the Covid-19 lockdown.

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Trimble provides free access to flagship product for 90 days

Sunnyvale, California-based global construction technology company Trimble has made its structural building information modeling (BIM) collaboration tool, Tekla Model Sharing, generally available. The solution can be accessed for free for 90 days, the company said, adding that the number of trial licenses per user has also been increased from five to ten. Additionally, the company’s cloud-based solution Trimble Connect, until June, will allow a user to create up to 10 projects at a time, and will have no limit on the number of members in a project and on storage capacity, the company said. Earlier, it allowed users to create only one project at a time, invite upto five members to a project and had a limit of 10 GB storage capacity.

Intuit QuickBooks launches programme to help small businesses, accountants 

Mountain View, California headquartered Intuit QuickBooks, a subsidiary of global financial company Intuit, has rolled out a programme to help small businesses and accountants in India during the Covid-19 crisis. Called Consult an Expert, professionals on the platform will provide free and virtual advice to small businesses and accountants in India, according to the statement. Small businesses can seek advice on tax filing, managing a virtual business, collaborating with an accountant and financial planning for the new fiscal, it said. Additionally, the firm has set up a Covid-19 microsite that provides coronavirus-related advisories, and helps small businesses and accountants with financial preparedness.

Paytm Payments Bank to issue virtual debit cards 

Paytm Payments Bank (PPBL) has partnered with card payments giant Mastercard to launch virtual debit cards. Customers can perform online transactions with the card, which will use mobile and artificial intelligence tools to provide security, according to a statement. Users can also withdraw cash from ATMs across the world, it said. The company will soon roll out physical cards too, the statement added.