ITAHARI: The Nepal Scouts Province 1 Committee has come up with the concept of a doctors’ helpline to assist citizens during lockdown with their health-related questions.
A total of 24 doctors from different medical specialties are on hand to answer questions from the public. “During the closure, the general public is unable to access hospitals. People do not have access to speak to concerned doctors on their own, even for minor inquiries,” said Ravi Khanal, chair of Nepal Scouts Province 1 Committee.
Khanal went on to say that his team has teamed up with 24 doctors from various hospitals, including Biratnagar’s Koshi Hospital and Birat Medical College, Dharan’s BPKIHS, and others, to resolve this genuine yet serious concern.
Doctors have been given specific times to call them since Monday, according to Khanal, so that inquirers can get answers.
Dr. Pramod Baral of BPKIHS, for example, is available from 6-7 p.m. every day, and Dr. Mohan Khadka, a consultant physician at Birat Medical College in Biratnagar, is available from 8 p.m. to 18 p.m.
As a result, we have a set amount of time for each individual doctor,” Khanal explained. According to Khanal, the names of all 24 doctors, their phone numbers, and the time allotted for them to call can be found on the Nepal Scouts Province 1 Committee’s official Facebook page.
”Nepal Scout Pradesh Tadartha Samiti, Pradesh 1,” reads the page’s title in Nepali.
Hundreds of people call the doctors every day, according to Khanal. One of the 24 doctors available at the helpline, Dr. Pramod Baral of BPKIHS Dharan, said he gets a lot of calls from people.
”I am happy to recommend people asking questions about my field,” he added. In this pandemic moment, every professional, from every occupation, should devote some personal and professional time to support people in need.”