COVID-19: Amid lockdown, two Kashmiris launch website for free online medical consultation | KNO

COVID-19: Amid lockdown, two Kashmiris launch website for free online medical consultation | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, Mar 31 (KNO): Amid the growing scare and fear besides lockdown in view of the spread of COVID-19, two Kashmiris have launched a website to give free medical consultation to patients across valley. According to wire service-Kashmir News Observer (KNO), two Kashmiris from Srinagar came together to launch the website named “COVID-19 Helping Hand Kashmir” in order to help patients who are confined to their homes due to the lockdown. As everyone is confined to their home and doctors are tackling the patients of COVID-19, Shakeel Ahmad and Rameez Rashid from Srinagar have come together to provide relief to the patients who are confined to their homes. Shakeel Ahmad, deputy registrar Board of Technical Education said that as he started this platform many people belonging to different professions came together and at the moment they are working from across the Kashmir valley. “As everybody is aware of the fact that doctors at present are busy in tackling COVID-19 and there are hundreds of patients who are suffering as they are unable to consult a doctor amid the lockdown,” he said adding that through this initiative they are trying to reach each and every patient who needs immediate medical consultation. He said that few days back they launched the website after which hundreds of patients registered themselves and they are getting free medical consultation online from the doctors who are also working on volunteer basis. Rouf Ahmad, who joined the platform from Shopian after the website was launched said the patients are registering their numbers on the “Doctors who want to give consultations voluntarily can also register themselves on the website. 20 doctors have already registered themselves and are giving free medical advice to the patients,” he said. Rouf said that besides providing free medical advice they are providing free medicines to the needy persons as well. “We are thankful to the people who are helping us in this initiative and we are hopeful that people will continue to help us,” Shakeel said—(KNO)