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Monday, 7 September 2020

IMA docs roped in to monitor patients

Tribune News Service

Karnal, September 6

With the rising number of Covid patients in the district, the Health Department has roped in doctors of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), Karnal chapter, to monitor the health of infected persons under home quarantine. About 950 patients are under home isolation in the district.

Each doctor, who has volunteered to help the department, has been given the responsibility of 10 to 15 patients. Doctors are required to call up the patients, monitor their condition for 10 days, boost their morale and report back to the department.

One volunteer for 10-15 persons

  • Each doctor, who has volunteered to help the department, has been given the responsibility of 10 to 15 patients
  • Doctors are required to call up the patients, monitor their condition for 10 days, boost their morale and report back to the department

This, the health authorities say, has helped in reducing the burden on the government machinery to a great extent and keeping the patients in high spirits in this hour of need.

Civil Surgeon Dr Yogesh Sharma said, "I held a meeting with IMA doctors and sought their help in providing free consultation to patients under home isolation. The IMA accepted the proposal and provided us with a list of doctors willing to help."

Private doctors say serving the humanity in the time of the global pandemic is a learning curve for them. "It is a new experience for us. While interacting with patients, we learnt a lot," said Dr Kamal Charaya, a physician from the city.

Ortho surgeon Dr Balbir Singh Virk said, "The battle against the deadly virus has to be fought fighting against an invisible enemy, so there is a need of a joint efforts to fight against the virus," said Dr Virk.

IMA president Dr Arun Goel said, "The entire team of the IMA has been putting in their efforts to monitor the health of patients as well as boosting their morale. Initially, we provided a list of about 100 doctors who were willing to help. Now, about 350 doctors have volunteered."

The IMA has launched a website, karnalcovid.in, for Covid-related information.



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