Locked down, Rupandehi doctors resort to phone consultation

Butwal, April 2

Amid the ongoing nationwide lockdown and the fear of the novel coronavirus infection, doctors in Rupandehi district have started a free health consultation service for the locals via phone.

A total of nine doctors have started the service after an appeal of the Health Assistant Association Nepal (Rupandehi). The service is available for those who are affected by the lack of public transportation and ambulance service.

The doctors providing the service are paediatrician Dr Santosh Pokharel, Dr Basanta Gyawali, surgeon Dr Prem Prakash Paudel, medical officers Dr Kapil Gautam, Dr Yubaraj Bhandari, Dr Binod Barai, Dr Durga Khatri and Dr Ashok Dhittal and dentist Dr Dipendra Pokharel.

According to Health Assistant Association Nepal Chair Rajesh Gyawali, the phone numbers of the nine doctors have been posted on the organisation’s Facebook Page (HAAN Rupandehi) and anyone can receive free consultation.

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