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Telemedicine: An effective tool to combat Covid

Bhubaneswar, 17.6.2021: Although Covid-19 was declared a pandemic by WHO, the whole world is now going through a deep crisis since one and half years. Public health has become a number one priority globally. After the first wave, the second wave of Covid has spread a reign of terror in India since April. The fast mutating strains and changed symptoms of Covid have puzzled the doctors and they have been working tirelessly to provide services to patients across towns and villages.

Delhi-based leading non-profit organisation Odia Samaj has played a significant role in controlling the impact of the raging second wave of Covid by providing tele-consultation by a panel of renowned doctors. Superstitions and lack of awareness among the villagers in the interiors of India have helped spread the pandemic to dangerous proportions. Instead of visiting a doctor, people are resorting to home remedies due to fear of public embarrassment and social stigma. Also in some cases, the health infrastructure in the rural areas is quite poor. In such a situation “Odia Samaj Covid Care” initiative has played an important role in giving relief to traumatized patients. This telemedicine service is completely free of cost and is being offered by Odia Samaj in association with Viveo Cares. It has greatly helped people in getting the right medication and advice at the right time by doctors who are selflessly working round the clock. More than 5000 people have been cured with the support of Odia Samaj Tele-medicine initiative in the last two months.

Odia Samaj is also simultaneously hosting webinars related to issues surrounding Covid, at regular intervals, to generate awareness amongst people. These webinars are addressed by top doctors of the country and are attended by people across the country in large numbers.

“Covid Care” initiative of Odia Samaj has simplified it for patients to consult doctors and seek solutions for their medical issues anytime between 9 am-9 pm. Give a missed call on  011 41236679 and help us defeat Covid effectively.

About Editor in chief

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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