Nationwide free helpline launched on PM's appeal by a team of doctors to fight COVID 19
Amidst of the nationwide lock-down a team of doctors from different hospitals have joined hands together in support of the nation to fight against novel Coronavirus
As we all know the world is facing the pandemic of novel corona virus. Amidst of the Nationwide lock-down a team of doctors have come together & joined hands to support the people facing healthcare emergency. Launched a nationwide helpline where people can connect with these doctors over email, call, what’s app or video calls. Starting from the day one of the lockdown these doctors are selflessly helping those who are in need of a guidance. As this is pandemic situation where people are panicked and have lot of queries around. Till now these doctors have received a lot of queries from India as well as abroad & now they are trying to help each & every individual.
Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.
Public health expert, Dr. Shubhank Singh has taken the initiative and later on many eminent doctors came forward & joined their hands to support the cause. He said “our team is constantly working for an awareness drive where they all visit different places in order to make people aware about the do’s & don’ts during the pandemic. He also said that the best way to prevent and slow down transmission of COVID 19 is to be well informed about the virus, the disease it causes and how it is spreading. It is very important to protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol based Sanitizers frequently and not touching your face.”
Despite of the lock-down in the country the virus is still spreading & has affected approx. 2000 people and has been rapidly increasing. So, this is quite a crucial stage where we all need to be extra cautious and follow the instructions given by WHO & the doctors. Everyone should take good care of the hygiene wash hands regularly for 20 seconds, with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer, cover nose and mouth with a disposable tissue or flexed elbow when you cough or sneeze, avoid close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell. Stay at home and self-isolate from others in the household if you feel unwell.
Commenting on the initiative Dr. Neelam Mohan, Pediatric Gastroenterologist & hepatologist, Medanta – The Medicity who’s the senior member of the team said “The virus spreads through droplet infection, close contact and recently we are understanding that it is spreading through micro droplet infection i.e. when you cough, sneeze or talk loudly these drops stay in the air for some time and can give rise to infection, as suggested by WHO that there is a high probability of this virus spreads as airborne infection which we were not thinking earlier. In addition I would like to say that even a symptomatic can transmit this infection therefore comes the role of social distancing both outside and as much as possible within the house. It is the most effective way to stop or slow the spread of infectious diseases. It means less contact between you and other people”.
Dr Singh also mentioned that “we are thankful that Honourable Prime Minister initiated “Swasthya Bharat and Swacch Bharat Abhiyan” where millions of people have toilets in their own house and hand washing facilities which is helpful in saving millions of lives in India during this pandemic situation.”
The team is 24*7 available to help & fight the novel corona virus because together we can fight & eliminate the disease from our country & make India Corona free.
It would be great if this will get some space in your esteemed publication so that more & more people will get an awareness about the helpline service and can use in case of emergency. Attached the Hindi release for your reference
1.Dr Shubhank Singh