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150 docs to be out there on name throughout Diwali week, Health News, ET HealthWorld

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Considering Diwali festivities, the onset of winter and Covid-19 circumstances, greater than 150 docs might be out there ‘On Call’ for medical emergencies from November 14 to 19. This was introduced by Ahmedabad Medical Association (AMA) and Ahmedabad Family Physicians Association (AFPA) which has been finishing up the observe for the previous 10 years.

“Even minor ailments can be quite distressing during Diwali. This year again illnesses like swine flu, chikungunya, malaria and dengue apart from Covid-19 are at their peak,” mentioned Dr Kirit Gadhavi, President of AMA.

“Therefore, we have arranged 15 coordinators (doctors) who will assist people from 7 am to 10 pm so they can get the right remedy on the proper time,” he added. AMA has additionally given an inventory of vacant Covid beds in personal hospitals on their web site. “Details of AMC’s Covid testing booths in different areas will also be given out over the telephone for those seeking guidance,” mentioned Pragnesh Vachharajani, AFPA secretary.

AMA web site will characteristic the central helpline quantity and listing of docs current within the metropolis throughout the holidays. AMA can even coordinate with EMRI 108 and metropolis hospitals.

Meanwhile, AHNA has arrange a 24-hour helpline – 079-26403333 a nd 079-26409999 – in order that residents can name for any type of medical emergency service and search particulars about availability of Covid-19 beds. “Android users can download the AHNA app to access the same details,” mentioned Bharat Gadhvi, AHNA president. The affiliation has requested residents to go to their web site to entry listing of all member-healthcare services from November 14 to 21.

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