KARACHI: To counter the chaos and misinformation in regards to the novel coronavirus, a non-public hospital in Karachi has launched a freed from cost Tele-Well being service, the place folks can name and get applicable details about the prevention and signs of COVID-19.
“We have been receiving a lot of queries about this virus, and what we understood from those queries was that most of the people are confused about the actual details of the virus, including its symptoms, prevention, and cure,” Liaquat Nationwide Hospital spokesperson Anjum Rizvi mentioned on Friday.
Numerous misinformation is being unfold on social media and the Tele-Well being service can even counter all such rumours and misinformation, he added.
The nationwide tally of COVID-19 sufferers has crossed 1,300 with 440 instances in Sindh, 425 in Punjab, 131 in Balochistan, 180 in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, 103 in Gilgit-Baltistan, 27 in Islamabad and two in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
The contagion has claimed 9 lives in Pakistan. However, 23 sufferers have absolutely recovered.
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The spokesperson mentioned,“Since people are confined to homes, it is difficult for them to consult with specialist doctors in hospitals or clinics…. and due to their confinement to home, there is a surge in social media usage which is apparently the hub of all the misinformation right now, therefore keeping in view all these considerations, the Liaquat National Hospital started the Tele-Health programme where people can talk to the Infectious Diseases specialists and get more information or advises about COVID-19.”
Whereas speaking in regards to the facility, Rizvi mentioned: “The service is freed from cost, obtainable from 10am to 4pm from Monday to Saturday, and a health care provider might be contacted both on cellphone 021-34412965 and 021-34412966 or a doctor might be approached through a video hyperlink http://doxy.me/lnhconsultation or the Liaquat Nationwide Hospital’s web site lnh.edu.pk.