Srinagar, May 14 (UNI) The Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Friday setup a helpline for general public to seek advice on symptoms, prevention, treatment, testing and vaccination amid surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths in the valley.
DAK President and influenza expert Dr Nisar ul Hassan said communicators on these helpline numbers are expert doctors and will address public concerns on Covid-19 from Friday. “People can seek advice on symptoms, prevention, treatment, testing and vaccination,” he said.
The DAK President said effective communication to public in an outbreak is vital to prevent the spread of the disease and is an intervention in its own right. “Public during an outbreak is entitled to credible and consistent information to build trust which is critical for hastening containment of the outbreak,” he said.
He said DAK helpline numbers will address public anxiety and panic created by Covid deaths. People can call and get answers for their queries on 09469154840, 09682555702, 07889314514, 07006764020 and 07780907084. People can also visit our website www.doctorsassociationkashmir.com and Facebook page “facebook.com/DAKashmir” to seek advice related to COVID-19,” he added.