DAJ restarts tele-consultation to combat COVID-19 surge

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JAMMU: To combat the alarming resurgence of coronavirus in the Union Territory of J&K, Doctors Association Jammu (DAJ) has decided to once again facilitate patients with tele-consultation facilities so that the number of people visiting health facilities can be contained thus lowering the chances of virus spread.
In a press statement issued on Monday, Dr Balvinder Singh, President DAJ revealed that from tomorrow onwards tele-consultation facility will be made available for all the patients having minor ailments and there is no need to visit hospitals and other health institutions unless it is utmost necessary.
Earlier, Doctors Association Jammu took a detailed preview of resurgence of coronavirus and appealed the general masses to strictly observe all the precautionary measures like hand sanitization, mask wearing and social distancing to prevent the rapid surge of second wave of pandemic. The statement said that despite vaccination the following of SOPs is of much importance as virus can struck even after the inoculation. Dr Balvinder appealed general masses to cooperate with health and civil administration in curbing the spread of virus by observing precautionary measures. He also assured the general masses that tele-consultation (giving medical advice on phone) will again start from tomorrow in UT of Jammu and Kashmir. He mentioned that more than 2 lakh people got benefitted from tele-consultation in the previous year.
He said that Health Department under guidance of Financial Commissioner Atal Dulloo and Director Health Dr Renu is doing its best to fight spread of coronavirus in J&K but people’s cooperation is must for containing the contagion.
General Secretary DAJ Dr Manjeet Singh appealed the people to avoid crowding the hospitals for minor ailments.
He assured general public about regular availability of medical services throughout UT during coming days but asked people to restrain from visiting health facilities as the spike in cases is alarming and needs failsafe precautions to stop the virus from spiraling.