Doctors in Kuwait answer COVID-19 patients on WhatsApp
A group of Egyptian doctors residing in Kuwait launched an initiative under the name of “Your Doctor is With You Stay Home” to answer questions by patients of coronavirus via WhatsApp messenger without any fees.
A statement explained that the doctors will answer questions every day within 24 hours, explaining the nature of the illness and the steps for treatment.
The doctors said that they will answer any queries by the patients about the virus and symptoms of infection round the clock without prescribing any medication.
Questions are sent through private messages directly referred to the specialists.
The doctors are required to first identify themselves and mention their specialization and then answer the patients’ questions.
They also pressed the need for not setting any dates for the patients to visit governmental or private clinics, adding that patients who need extra medical care should head for the emergency of any nearby hospital.
Patients are also allowed to post their questions directly on the Facebook group and doctors will rapidly respond to them.
Egypt closed schools and universities across the country for two weeks, and incoming and outgoing flights will be suspended starting Thursday at 12 pm and lasting until March 31.
Coronavirus numbers worldwide more than 318,662 people have contracted the virus and at least 13,672 have died.