While we are here in the USA, we are still quite concerned about our family back home in India. However, until now, India has managed to handle the situation quite well with the government taking swift action and doctors and volunteers coming together to help the public in general.
Here is another such group of doctors who have started this initiative.
Physician Volunteers for Telephonic Guidance on Covid-19 in India
They are a voluntary group of Mumbai doctors headed by Dr Tushar Shah, MD Physician. They are available for telephonic guidance with respect to Covid-19, the infection caused by the new Coronavirus.
They will be GUIDING you and will NOT be treating you on the phone. They will prefer WhatsApp as the mode of messaging and calling. Before calling do send your name and age by WhatsApp.
This is an absolutely free service. One reason for doing this is that you do not rush unnecessarily to a clinic or hospital and therefore come in contact with other patients.
Another reason is to guide you to the correct medical facility if you need testing for the virus or need treatment.
We will also help you with instructions regarding hygiene, self-isolation and other safety procedures.
We are doing this purely as a service and will not be held responsible for the decisions you make based on our guidance.
Dr Tushar Shah, MD.
17th March 2020.
These are the TIME SLOTS WITH THE PHONE NUMBERS of volunteer doctors. Please respect the time slots. Do note that the list of available doctors may change depending on availability. They will notify changes.
Please feel free to forward this message to your family and friends.
For telephonic guidance on COVID-19 from 8 am to 12 noon -
Dr Tushar Shah. 9321469911
Dr M Bhatt. 9320407074
Dr D Doshi. 9820237951
Dr D Rathod. 8879148679
Dr R Gwalani. 8779835257
Dr D Kansara. 8369846412
For telephonic guidance on Covid-19 from 12 to 4 pm -
Dr G Kamath. 9136575405
Dr S Manglik. 9820222384
Dr J Jain. 7021092685
Dr A Thakkar. 9321470745
Dr L Bhagat. 9820732570
Dr N Shah. 9821140656
Dr S Phanse. 8779328220
Dr J Shah. 9869031354
For telephonic guidance on Covid-19 from 4 to 8 pm -
Dr N Zaveri. 9321489748
Dr S Ansari. 7045720278
Dr L Kedia. 9321470560
Dr B Shukla. 9321489060
Dr S Halwai. 9867379346
Dr M Kotian. 8928650290
For telephonic guidance on Covid-19 from 8 to 11 pm -
Dr N Kumar. 8104605550
Dr P Bhargav. 9833887603
Dr R Chauhan. 9892135010
Dr B Kharat. 9969471815
Dr S Dhulekar. 9892139027
Dr S Pandit. 9422473277