FICCI launches a free helpline for Non-COVID patients

New Delhi: Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) today launched a Free Helpline to assist and support the treatment of Non-COVID patients.

It was realised that many patients who needed emergency health treatment/services were struggling to get required treatment owing to nationwide lockdown. Kidney patients in need of dialysis, Cancer patients needing chemotherapy along with some other critical disease profile were struggling to reach the hospitals. Sensing the situation, FICCI partnered with Tech Mahindra (a member company) and launched this healthcare Helpline. Many media channels highlighted this problem as well.

With this FICCI initiative, a Non-COVID patient should dial on 080 6889 0550 wherein he/she will be provided details of the nearest hospital which can be reached for emergency health treatment/services.

Currently, this Helpline facility will be available in Delhi, Noida, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Chandigarh, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Indore, Kolkata, Chennai, Cochin, Hyderabad, Bangalore. Over 150 hospitals have enrolled for this Helpline. Number of Cities along with list of more Hospitals in respective city will keep adding as the work progresses.

Dr Sangita Reddy, President, FICCI said, “Many non-COVID patients who need treatment were unsure of where they could go and what the procedure would be. This helpline is in response to their multi queries.”

Mr Dilip Chenoy, Secretary General, FICCI said, “We are thankful to Tech Mahindra Management who have been very considerate to partner with us to put this helpline in place. This joint initiative will certainly help people get their emergency healthcare needs addressed in these COVID times.”

We also request all hospitals to please reach out to Ms. Aparna Sharma (email address: aparna.sharma@ficci.com / mobile number : 9910614188 ) to enroll for this service.

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