Reading I - The Acceleration behind Telehealth Services
Exercise for Reading Comprehension
Before you read the interview below, answer these questions.
How do you get advice from a doctor?
What do you know about telehealth services?
A. The meanings of some of the words from the interview are given below. Find the words and fill in the crossword puzzle.
- psychological treatment of people using dialogue ⟶ PSYCHOTHERAPY
- the process of sorting patients ⟶ TRIAGE
- to prepare and arrange to ⟶ DEPLOY
- a special department of a hospital for intensive care of patients ⟶ ICU
- to include as a part ⟶INCORPORATE
- identification of nature and cause of a disease ⟶ DIAGNOSE
- not having sufficient service ⟶ UNDERSERVE
- epidemic over a wide geographical area ⟶ PANDEMIC
B. Read the interview again and write whether the following statements are True or False.
a. Internet service is necessary to use telehealth services. True
b. While providing telehealth services, health professionals are at high risk of being infected due to exposure to patients. False
c. Telehealth service can be the best alternative to face-to-face service. False
d. The problem with the lack of medical staff will be solved greatly with telehealth technology. True
e. The success of telehealth programmes depends on the infrastructure and the best use of IT tools. True
Answer the following questions.
a. What is telehealth service?
⇒ Telehealth is a method of providing medical care remotely, usually through video chat.
b. What are the advantages of using telehealth programmes?
⇒The advantages of using telehealth programmes are they can be faster, safer, more effective and less expensive.
c. Why, according to Dr. Chang, is the telehealth service growing rapidly?
⇒According to Dr. Chang, the telehealth service is growing rapidly because of global COVID 19 pandemic which forced to keep social distancing and minimal physical contact.
d. How is the telehealth programme important during a pandemic?
⇒ It is important during pandemic, where telehealth has allowed access to medical care without going to hospitals to protect patients and hospital staff from being exposed to the infection.
e. Why are the patients in remote areas not getting adequate health services?
⇒ The patients in remote areas are not getting adequate health services because of the lack of monitoring.
f. Mention the top three challenges of telehealth services.
⇒ The top three challenges of telehealth services are lack of infrastructure, insufficient hardware and the right technology for each specialty.
Study what the people in the picture are saying.
Choose the correct answer.
I need help, doctor. My baby doesn't sleep well. What ............. ?
i. had I better do ii. should I do iii. I should do
The aeroplane only allows two pieces of luggage. You ............... pack too much or you will have to take it out at the airport!
i. had better not ii. better not iii. had not better
A: I think that the grade my teacher gave me on my test is wrong.
B: Really? You .................... to her after class today.
should to talk ii. ought to talk iii. ought talk
It's raining and I don't want to get my dress wet. I..............an umbrella.
had better not take ii. had better to take
iii. had better take
Dinesh loves chocolate, but he ....................too much or he will put on weight.
shouldn't eat ii. should eat not iii. should eat
My mother isn't feeling well, so I told her that she ............. to the doctor.
ought go ii. ought to go iii. ought
A: It's so hot.
B: You ...............your jacket!
i. should take off ii. should put on iii. should to take off
I'm going to visit your country. Where ............. if I want to go shopping?
should I go ii. I should go iii. ought to I go