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Not All Heroes Wear Capes, Some Wear Stethoscopes: Inspiring Online Consultation Stories

Binish Ahmed

During this global calamity, doctors have emerged as the real heroes.

“I will prevent disease whenever I can, for prevention is preferable to cure.”

                                                                                -Part of the Hippocratic oath

The world today seems like a scene from a sci-fi movie. A mutant virus that originated from one region has spread its tentacles all over the world. There is a global lockdown and people are required to quarantine themselves. Schools and offices are shut down and hospitals are either functioning minimally or swamped. The essential commodities are barely available and people are going through small to great levels of mental and physical agonies.

But…..not everything is dark and gloomy. 

Amidst the chaos and confinement, there are some people who are working day and night to make sure our physical and mental health stays in good shape. Doctors, in this global calamity, have emerged as the real heroes. Ever since the coronavirus pandemic started, it is these medical experts who are at the front lines of the fight against it. And it’s not just restricted to treating this brutal disease, doctors are also addressing chronic disorders and other health problems that require attention during these trying times.

Since most hospitals are functioning only for emergency purposes, doctors have taken their practice online. They are treating people over the phone, through video calls and even chats; breaking the cycle and need for physical travel, waiting in queues and other physical factors. The power of telemedicine has never been stronger.

There may be a nationwide lockdown but it does not stop our doctors from adhering to their Hippocratic oath.

At MFine, we are making sure that access to good doctors is always available to patients. Be it fever, cough, sugar levels, blood pressure, cholesterol, backache, headache, weight management or mental health issues — our online consultations cover everything. Online consultation allows our doctors to assess your symptoms over the phone which in turn prevents you from going to the hospital at a time like this.

Here are some stories about people who have sought online consultations during the coronavirus pandemic. We have had many patients who have sought online consultations with our specialists during the coronavirus pandemic and found relief. This is what they have to say:

Thus, it is safe to say that during these trying times, online consultation is a safe way of getting an expert’s advice and referrals as it eliminates the chances of getting infected or infecting others. In addition to this and health checks, we’ve just added COVID-19 testing for our patients as well. 

Medical experts are fighting the coronavirus battle inside the hospital as well as online. Not just doctors, scientists, nurses, medical staff and phlebotomists are the real heroes in the war against this infectious pandemic. While the healthcare sector is tirelessly working to shield us from the pandemic, we must take every opportunity to appreciate their tremendous courage and place our trust in them.

Note: If you are experiencing symptoms like cough, fever, sore throat or breathing difficulties, it is advised that you consult a doctor as soon as possible. Get your symptoms assessed by top doctors on your phone on the MFine app.

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BH Sridhara Murthy2020-04-07

I salute you for the same. With best regards.

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