Kohima: The District Task Force (DTF) in Mon, Nagaland has now made it possible for patients from the district to reach out to various doctors for video consultation at no cost. The move comes amid people’s apprehension to visit hospitals due to the fear of COVID-19.

The health department had recently warned that 44% COVID-19 deaths that took place in the state has happened within two days of admission in a hospital signifying very late arrival of patients with critical symptoms.

Speaking with EastMojo, Mon deputy commissioner Thavaseelan K said: “We have a lot of people now who are afraid to come even to the Hospital due to the fear of COVID-19. People are dying on account of both COVID and non COVID illnesses. So we wanted to give them an opportunity to consult doctors from the comfort of their home”.

He informed that the free video consultation facility is now live for patients to consult doctors from the district hospital through DocOn App. He said that the DTF worked with DocOn Technologies Pvt Ltd to waive off fees for patients from Mon.

Ten doctors from Mon district hospital assigned for consultation include: Dr Yingmei (Ear, Nose & Throat); Dr Ngampa (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation); Dr Aman (Gynaecoligist); Dr Yanang (Anaesthetist); Dr Paul (Pediatrician); Dr Pangkhat Konyak (general physician); Dr Kutho T Nyuwi (surgeon); Dr C Longe Peter (Internal medicine); Dr AP Lemwang (internal medicine), and Dr I Simon Sumi (dentist).

The app is available for download on Google Play and App Store.

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The DC also informed that there is still a lot of hesitancy among the people to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. “But we are pushing ahead with outreach sessions,” he assured.

Earlier, the district had also organised a drive-through vaccination camp, an innovative method to enhance vaccination among people.



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