Srinagar: Nine thousand people have benefited from a free online consultation by doctors through “DAK-HELPDESK”, a mobile application launched by the Kashmir Association of Doctors (DAK) in the past four days.
DAK General secretary and mobile app manager Dr Owais H Dar, while confirming that he said 200 doctors offer free online consultations to people via WhatsApp or phone.
According to him, another feature is included in the APP through which people can inform the authorities about people residing in their areas who have recent travel history from foreign countries or outside of J&K and about the contacts of COVID-19 positive patients. âThis feature will help track them effectively and complement government efforts. The hours of the maximum number of doctors available have mainly been fixed between 9 am and 4 am and some are also available until 8 pm â, he added.
“DAK-HELPDESK” was launched in preparation for a broad campaign to “stay home, stay safe” and to “break the chain” of transmission of Covid-19.
DAK President Dr Suhail Naik thanked all the doctors who offer their free online services in the midst of their busy schedules. He called on his counterparts to also come and join this noble cause in these difficult times. âAny doctor who wishes to be associated with this mobile application can contact our members for the same,â he added.
The medical corps also thanked the engineer Mr. Irfan Ali who designed the mobile application for free.
“We are ready to cooperate with the Department of Health and Medical Education in any way the department may ask of us so that the benefits of online consultations can reach many more people who need them in these. tough times, âadded Dr Naik.