Free tele-medicine consultation started in Kashmir

Srinagar September 26:(KNS) As the non-covid patients continue to suffer across the country, a group of 300 doctors have come together to provide free 24*7 tele-medicine consultation to the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

Under the initiative “Dial a Doctor Program” more than 300 doctors across the globe and from different specialties/ sub-specialties provide voluntary health services to the patients.

Ehsaas International & Dard Welfare Society in association with Kashmir Health Care Support Group has initiated this health- care consultative service for the patients at the click of their mobiles.

“Considering the adverse impact, Covid -19 pandemic has put on the existing health infrastructure of J&K, we decided to launch ‘Dial a Doctor’ program where in people would get access to quality health consultations and services without leaving the four walls of their houses. This was conceptualized keeping in view that hospitals are high risk places for contraction of Covid-19 disease and many medical ailments can be managed by telephonic consultations thus avoiding visit of patients to hospitals,” says Hakim Mohammad Ilyas, General Secretary, Ehsaas International.

To ensure timely disposal of queries, a control room managed by doctors and paramedical staff has been set up with a Toll Free No 1800 889 2729 backed with 10 lines at the back end to avoid any inconvenience caused to the patients. In the last two months, more than 2000 consultations have been provided to the people free of cost.

This service is being delivered with the approval of Health & Medical Education Department, Government of J&K and it has brought a sigh of relief to the patients who don’t have to undergo risk laden visits to the hospitals for ailments other than Covid, says Syed Tabasum Geelani, chairman, Ehsaas International.

He added, “The doctors associated with the initiative readily agreed to offer their selfless services and are relentlessly providing their expertise by managing the patients through telemedicine consultations.”

“It is the opportune time for us to contribute towards our society and we will do our level best to ease the difficulties of our people,” said an overseas based doctor associated with this initiative.

“Considering the response from doctors and beneficiaries, we aim to continue this service post-pandemic as well,” said Hakim Mohammad Ilyas.

For further queries contact Hakim Ilyas @ 9419076406(KNS) 

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