Coronavirus: DAK requests doctors to provide online consultations voluntarily, establishes helpline

Srinagar

In view of COVID-19 scare and confirmed case from Srinagar, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) Thursday requested doctors to volunteer for providing online consultations to patients through WhatsApp or telephonically so that people suffering from general ailments to limit visiting hospitals.

President DAK, Dr Suhail Naik said hospitals remain abuzz with hundreds of patients and their attendants and people at large should limit visiting hospital unnecessarily to prevent transmission of the coronavirus.

“This is a long way is going to decrease large cohort of people visiting hospitals and a method to contain the spread of COVID-19,” he said.

Dr Owais H Dar, General Secretary DAK request all doctors in the valley who are interested in the novel initiative to submit their phone numbers or show willingness in DAK groups so that the same can be publicized WhatsApp numbers on social media.

“It is our duty and we had been there to serve the public in natural disasters like floods or earthquake. We are ready to deal with the present situation and fight the COVID-19 pandemic,” Dar said.

Dr Arshed H Trag, Joint Secretary DAK also appealed doctors to provide consultation at the community level to people in order to curtail the rush in the hospitals. “See hospitals there are the epicenter of different kinds of infection and the precautionary measures are important to fight coronavirus,” it said.

Yesterday DAK had submitted a list of 20 doctors, today we are sending You list of another 31 Doctors/specialists who have volunteered to give expert and routine Medicare consultation over the phone and through Whatsup.

The of doctors who have showed willingness to voluntarily provide online consultation to people include Dr Suhail Naik: 9796337171, Dr Mir Mushtaq: +917006215255, Dr Md Yusuf Tak:7006344407, Dr Arshed H Trag: 7006844877, Dr Naseer Tak:  9622051521, Dr Azib: 8082298854, Dr Suneem: 9419000573, Dr Nadeem Surgeon: 7006532988, Dr Imtiyaz Banday Dental Surgeon: 7006852984, Dr Bilal Beigh Dental Surgeon: 9419412984, Dr Aejaz: 9797038548, Dr Showkat: 9419007028, Dr Rouf H Rather: 7006826153, Dr Yasir Rather Psychiatrist: 7006690548, Dr Javed Lone: 9419395403, Dr Ashiq Firdous: 8899469206, Dr Jawaid Gynecologist: 9419395403, Dr Bilal: 7006222472, Dr Sameer Masoodi: 7006165001, Dr Basharat Dental Surgeon: 9419007916, Dr Rubeena: 7889720240, Dr Basharat Neurosurgeon: 9419007916, Dr Saiqa Zahoor: 7006170104, Dr Mohd Shafi Physician: 7006951505, Dr Urnaib Riyaz: 9596666611, Dr Bashir Khan Surgeon: 7889608298, Dr Javed Heamatologist: 7006692208, Dr Mushtaq Ahmad Sofi General Physician: +97433879124, Dr Sameer Masoodi Dental Surgeon: 70061650018, Dr Arshad Rashid Lecturer Surgery: 7838194782, Dr Qayoon Lone: +917006287919 and Dr Ashraf Gen Physician: 7006325729.

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