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Aster DM Healthcare launches free 24/7, online COVID-19 portal to advice people seeking medical help in India

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In the wake of the on-going coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Aster DM Healthcare and Aster Volunteers have launched a 24/7 COVID-19 Support Centre for people from across India.

The tele-triage (assessment of the condition and appropriate guidance for treatment) service will be free for everyone across India who is seeking medical help if they suspect they have symptoms related to the novel coronavirus disease.

India has reported 153 cases and appropriate precautionary measures need to be adopted to curb its spread by identifying and reporting the symptoms early on.

People can register on the website or Facebook page of any of Aster's 13 hospitals in India namely, Aster Medcity Hospital in Kochi; Aster MIMS Hospitals in Calicut, Kannur, and Kottakal; Aster CMI and RV Hospitals in Bengaluru; Aster Aadhar Hospital in Kolhapur, Aster Prime Hospital in Hyderabad and Ramesh Hospitals in Andhra Pradesh; and book an appointment with healthcare experts.

The appointment would be conducted by internal medicine and emergency experts through a video call following medical protocols approved by local authorities and WHO for triaging COVID-19 patients.

"In these trying times, we would like to put every possible measure in place to help people identify symptoms related to coronavirus and get appropriate help on time. The online service promotes social distancing while it also gives patients easy access to expert advice when they need it the most. A tele-consulting tool like Aster COVID Support Centre has the potential to enable earlier detection of cases and channelize patients to seek appropriate treatment on time", said Dr Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare.

"Through this online support centre, we aim to reach out to patients who might be experiencing symptoms related to the coronavirus infection and are seeking professional help. Our experienced doctors will be available to answer all questions to the best of their knowledge under the guidelines defined by the government and the World Health Organisation", said Dr Harish Pillai, Chief Executive Officer, Aster DM Healthcare India.

'Aster COVID-19 Support Centre' has been operational from March 18th, 2020 with calls being received from people across India. People can log into the below websites to seek appointments:

* Aster Medcity Hospital, Kochi: https://astermedcity.com/

* Aster MIMS Hospital, Calicut: https://astermims.com/

* Aster MIMS Hospital, Kannur: https://astermimskannur.com/

* Aster MIMS Hospital, Kottakal: https://astermimskottakkal.com/

* Aster CMI Hospital, Bengaluru: https://www.asterbangalore.com/aster-cmi-hebbal

* Aster RV Hospital, Bengaluru: https://www.asterbangalore.com/aster-rv-jp-nagar/

* Aster Aadhar Hospital, Kolhapur: https://asteraadhar.com/

* Aster Prime Hospital, Hyderabad: https://www.asterprime.com/

* Ramesh Hospitals in Andhra Pradesh: https://rameshhospitals.com/

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First Published: Fri, March 20 2020. 14:31 IST
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