COVID: Samba Admin launches ‘Doctor on Call’, telemedicine facility


Samba: To provide easy medical consultation to the people amid the COVID pandemic, District administration Samba has launched ‘Doctor on Call’, a telemedicine facility for the needy.

Deputy Commissioner Samba, Anuradha Gupta said that it has been observed that amidst the spike in COVID-19, many people are not coming forward for timely medical help despite mild symptoms. “Some of them are also scared of coming to the hospital for testing or treatment,” said the DC adding that it has been assessed that many patients who develop severe symptoms are mostly those who seek medical help very late.

Timely medical consultations by a trained doctor can help in the timely diagnosis and treatment of COVID patients, she said and added, “Therefore, it is important to provide instant medical consultation and advice to such patients who find it either difficult or they are reluctant to come physically to the hospital despite some symptoms.” Therefore, the Commissioner said that the District Administration, Samba has launched a special Telemedicine facility “Doctor on Call”. “Any person who needs medical Consultation can call on telephone 6006500528 on which trained doctors shall be available for immediate medical consultation,” she said adding that this will help in giving timely help and medical support to anybody requiring it.


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