Coronavirus has forced many of us to stay indoors and has managed to cut our access to several aspects that shaped the lives we led prior to the pandemic. That being said, health products is one category that has still managed to make its way into our houses, with the help of its best friend telemedicine i.e. the practice of evaluating, diagnosing, and treating patients using technological mediums.
Want to know how to welcome this friend into your house and seek its help? Here are some ways in which you can use telemedicine to ensure better health during the Covid-19 pandemic:
1. Schedule Appointments Hassle-Free
Gone are the days when you would have to wait in queues for an hour or more to first, get an appointment slot with your doctor and two, to have your consultation done. On platforms offering telemedicine, you can book an appointment on a date and time that suits both you and the practitioner with a single click, while comfortably sitting on your sofa!
2. Get Yourself Screened For Coronavirus
Experiencing cough, breathlessness, and/or fever? You should rightfully be worried and want to have yourself checked by a doctor. But stepping outside the home might also not be a good idea considering the fact that you can be a potential carrier, or can get infected by someone else. The good news is that you can now get yourself screened without having to step into a hospital using telemedicine.
3. Seek The Right Care
A good number of those infected with the coronavirus may not require hospitalization and can recover from the virus conveniently at home. Technology now allows infected individuals to receive the right instructions from doctors about how to manage their symptoms within the safety of their homes. This also ensures that infected persons do not come in contact with anyone outside the four walls within which they are quarantined, especially with frontline workers.
4. Routine Care For Patients With Chronic Diseases
Many patients with chronic illnesses can schedule a consultation online with the doctors to avoid in-person visits to a clinic or hospital, and hence, minimize their risk of exposure to the COVID-19.
5. Attend To The Mind
The pandemic has forced not only those maintaining their physical health to shift their practices online, but also those who are well-versed with the term “mental health”. Many mental health practitioners are now offering their consultation/therapy services over mediums like video calls, chats, emails, and telephonic conversations, and subsequently doing their bit in helping individuals cope with the uncertainty that 2020 has us surrounded with.
Telemedicine has also made health-related services accessible to those who could not step outside their homes, even before the pandemic began. These groups could include senior citizens, people with disabilities, and individuals with chronic illness (physical and/or mental). Having your health concerns resolved with the various technical innovations that are accessible nowadays also saves the time, money, and effort invested by a person in traveling. Lastly, telemedicine is a fine example of how, in spite of not being in physical proximity, we can still provide assistance and be there for each other during a testing period.
Wondering where and how to access telemedicine services? At Health Assure, we are offering consultation over video and telephone with a general physician, ophthalmologist, pediatrician, urologist, oncologist and many more verified and trusted health practitioners. You can book an appointment on the same day or as per your convenience. Not to forget, we are offering 50% off on your first consultation!