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Initiative to improve access to super specialist consultants

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a significant impact on the physical and psychosocial health for a significant portion of the population

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  15 Feb 2021 9:00 AM GMT

GUWAHATI: The COVID-19 pandemic has created a significant impact on the physical and psychosocial health for a significant portion of the population, severely impacting access to healthcare for the last one year. But as we are slowly coming out of the shadow of the dreaded virus, Apollo Hospitals Group has now embarked upon a comprehensive plan to improve access to physical super-specialty consultations.

Senior consultants in a myriad of disciplines of key medical and surgical disciplines from Apollo Hospitals in Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, and Kolkata would visit eight cities of Assam between February 18 to 24, 2021 and provide consultation services at various designated centers. In the first round of this initiative the consultations would be carried out in Tinsukia, Sivasagar, Jorhat, Tezpur, Nagaon, Goalpara&Bongaigaon.

Key specialties such as Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery, Cancer, Neurosciences, Nephrology, Urology, Orthopedics, Gastroenterology& Liver Transplantation would be covered in this super-specialty OPD reach-out exercise. This will help patients seeking follow-up physical consultations, especially for patients already treated at our various hospitals, providing a vital bridge to support those who have not had an opportunity for over a year to address their ailments.

"At Apollo, we recognised the need to reach out to our patients as many people are still averse to travelling. That is what prompted us to take up this exercise to provide them consultation in their own cities. Given the rise in Non-Communicable Diseases, it is imperative that such ailments are detected early. Regular follow-ups are of utmost importance, as well. This initiative will help on both counts," said RanaDasgupta, CEO, Eastern Region, Apollo Hospitals Group, stated a press release.

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