#KeralaFloods: Doctors using facebook to reach out to patien
With over 3 lakh flood-affected people being housed in around 3000 relief camps across the state, a group of doctors have launched a Facebook initiative to reach out to the people in camps by offering medical assistance and tips on sanitation.

Aswathy Soman, the public medical officer of Mobile dispensary, Nilambur has got on board a team of around 10 doctors located in various parts of the world who would take turns to address medical concerns and answer queries on the Facebook page Healthcare online.

"This is not a forum for online treatment. The situation in relief camps is that there aren’t adequate ways to avail medical assistance. People would have left behind their medicines in their flooded homes and would be anxious about the ailments they would be suffering from. We are trying our bit to make up for the lack of sufficient number of doctors in each camp. This is a small initiative for such problems. They can message us or interact with us through this page," said Aswathy Soman whose 10km trek through the forest to a tribal settlement in Nilambur to treat the people had become viral on social media.

The team comprises specialist doctors in General medicine, ortho, and Gynecology who are working in UK, UAE and other parts of the state.

Also read: https://www.plexusmd.com/md/blog/-keralafloods-join-in-to-build/40224

Source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/thiruvananthapuram/kerala-floods-these-doctors-use-facebook-to-reach-out-to-patients-in-relief-camps/articleshow/65460176.cms
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