New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday tweeted a video message appealing all doctors to volunteer for the city government’s telemedicine helpline to provide free healthcare advice to people. Also Read - Did You Know? Self-Isolation May Increase Susceptibility to COVID-19
The appeal came amid the massive rise in Coronavirus cases in the national capital. The health infrastructure is barely able to keep up with the spurt in the virus cases. Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had earlier said the number of Covid-19 cases could surge to 5.5 lakh by July 31. Also Read - Mohammed Shami Reveals Why he Will Have An Advantage Once BCCI Starts Camp
In the video, Kejriwal urged dovtors to register with the government by giving a missed call on 08047192219. Also Read - Why Kids Are Often Spared From Severe COVID-19, Reveals Study
The chief minister said coronavirus is perhaps the biggest “calamity” in the history of mankind and no agency, government or organisation can fight it alone.
“It is a massive challenge. Governments, society, social organizations… we all need to come together to defeat it,” he said.
“Many doctors have come together to provide free medical advice to people over the phone. Similarly, if you are a doctor and you want to volunteer, you can join us by calling on this number,” Kejriwal said.
Meanwhile, amid rising Coronavirus cases in Delhi, many scientists have stated that community transmission of the disease may have started a while ago in the national capital. They have also affirmed that it is possible for Delhi to have 5.5 lakh cases by July end, citing mathematical models of the progression of COVID-19.