Ankur Rakesh1* and Shubhank Singh2
1Delhi Medical Council, India
2Medanta – The Medicity, India
*Corresponding Author: Ankur Rakesh, Delhi Medical Council, India.
Received: July 15, 2020; Published: August 18, 2020
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID19 as a pandemic on 11 March 2020 and as mitigation measures, countries adopted different strategies to control the spread, including social distancing and strict lockdown measures . The republic of India went into a strict nationwide lockdown on 24 March 2020. This was expected to deaccelerate the spread of the virus in the country but had expected collateral damage which included limited access for people with common ailments and psychological stress . In any disaster, the first responders are always a member of the local community and COVID19 was no different. Here we share the experience of how a group of doctors came together to provide voluntary service to the public through phone and online consults to contribute to alleviating the suffering of the population amidst the pandemic.
Citation: Ankur Rakesh and Shubhank Singh. “Relief Helpline by Voluntary Doctors in the Times of COVID19". Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 4.9 (2020): 36-37.
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