Keeping in mind the exponential rise in coronavirus cases across the country, the chief of Dera Sacha Sauda, Saint Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan has urged DSS volunteers to build a website that provides information and free consultations to anyone in need. In response to Guruji’s call, the volunteers of Dera Sacha Sauda have launched a new COVID-19 prevention helpline (www.dsscovidhelp.com) to help combat the pandemic.
The primary aim of the helpline is to help any sick or home isolation patients, or those unable to avail of medical services, to directly contact doctors and get a free medical consultation online. This helpline is a big relief to those who find themselves without proper medical check-up has become a problem due to the increasing number of doctors being posted on COVID duty. Doctors who are DSS followers have volunteered to provide teleconsultations round the clock. Within 24 hours of launching, over 1500 patients have been consulted free of cost.
When asked about the helpline, Dr. Puneet Insan, an anesthetist at Shah Satnam Ji Specialty Hospitals, said that during these difficult times, the common man has been plagued by stress due to misinformation while most doctors lack time to consult everyone in person. The website, therefore, has been built to aid both doctors and the common folks through the online medium. He also adds that all the doctors volunteering to counsel patients are those that have been treating COVID-19 patients continually in the last few months.
How To Use DSS Covid Help Website?
Steps for consulting a doctor online using dsscovidhelp.com
- Click on the “We are here!” pop-up on the bottom right corner of the website homepage
- Enter your details including your name, contact number, and language of preference.
- Click “Start Chat” and this will connect you to any available doctors.
The website (www.dsscovidhelp.com) also aims to curb the misinformation around this disease and to raise awareness among the general population. This wonderful initiative by the Dera comes at a time when the misinformation is increasing as exponentially as cases of new infections of COVID-19 in the country.
Any user visiting the website will see a list of Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19, which cover everything from the medium of virus transmission to ways in which a sick COVID-19 patient should be cared for at home.
The administrative committee of the Dera said that precise information about the symptoms of COVID-19 and the best ways one can prevent themselves from being infected has been made available on the website. In addition to this, not only are consultations for patients being held 24*7 but helpline numbers (+91 1666-238251, 238250) and an email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) have also been issued for those in need.
About Dera Sacha Sauda
Dera Sacha Sauda is a spiritual and humanitarian organization that has over 6.5 million members across the world. The volunteers of the organization have been actively involved in more than 130 welfare works to aid all sections of the society in need.