Karachi hospital introduces free ‘Tele-Health Service’: Now you can call and get COVID-19 related guidance

The service is available from 10am to 4pm from Monday to Saturday.

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To tackle misinformation about the novel coronavirus, a private hospital in Karachi has introduced a free of cost Tele-Health service. People can call and get verified information about the prevention and symptoms 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”, said Liaquat National Hospital spokesperson Anjum Rizvi.

Rizvi added that a lot of misinformation is being spread on social media, and the facility would help counter all such rumors.

“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 program where people can talk to the Infectious Diseases specialists and get more information or advises about COVID-19”, he added.

The service is available from 10am to 4pm from Monday to Saturday. A doctor can be contacted on phone 021-34412965 and 021-34412966 or a physician can be approached through a video link: http://doxy.me/lnhconsultation or Liaquat National Hospital’s website.

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