Leading telemedicine service is calling doctors and healthcare professionals to join its Covid-19 task force writes Meera Murugesan
DOCTORS and volunteers can join the Doc2Us Covid-19 Task Force, a voluntary telemedicine service to help the public gain adequate information about the spread and management of Covid-19 and reduce patient-medical healthcare specialist contact.
This service would allow the general public to make medical enquiries or ask general questions related to Covid-19 for free.
Manned by volunteer doctors and healthcare providers, the task force is an effort aimed at reducing the burden of the public healthcare system within the Ministry of Health in combating this infectious disease.
“There are currently many messages going around chat platforms and groups about alleged tips and old wives tales to prevent or cure Covid-19 which are untrue. These messages are harmful to public health as they are not sanctioned by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Ministry of Health (MOH) Malaysia,” says Doc2Us chief executive officer, Dr Raymond Choy.
The task force will provide general information about the spread of Covid-19, symptoms, as well as proper hygiene, quarantine or social distancing steps that we must take at this time.
“We from Doc2Us would like to help ease public concern and offer easy access to information from verified experts and specialists.”
Dr Choy adds that the time and expertise of volunteers from the task force will contribute positively to this public health crisis.
“We also want to take the opportunity to urge people
who exhibit symptoms resembling a Covid-19 infection to reach out to MOH for screening and the next necessary steps.”