500 docs, proficient in regional languages, will assist callers
BJP National President JP Nadda on Wednesday launched a nationwide free doctor tele-consultation helpline — #BJYMDoctorHelpline on 080-6817 3286.
Any citizen from across the country can dial the helpline number and receive advice on Covid-19 symptoms, need for hospitalisation and consultation during home isolation. The BJP’s youth wing, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, has onboarded over 500 doctors, proficient in regional languages as well, to assist citizens on the helpline.
Nadda launched the helpline — 080 6817 3286 — in the presence of Tarun Chugh, BJP National General Secretary, and Tejasvi Surya, BJYM National President. While launching the helpline, Nadda lauded the efforts of BJYM and the partnerships it has forged with young entrepreneurs and start-ups to run a tech platform aimed at helping citizens. He commended such synergies and mentioned that this is a way forward of harnessing the power of young citizens for service to the country.
Party workers to chip in
During the launch, Nadda was also appreciative of the helpline’s seamless workflow. Once citizens call and register their preferences on the IVR, they will receive a call from the doctors enrolled on the helpline. After the call, the caller will receive information about their respective state BJYM helplines so that he/she can connect to BJYM ‘karyakartas’ for receiving any support such as procuring medicines, essential supplies, food, etc.
BJP National General Secretary Chugh added that the BJP and its youth wing BJYM have been working relentlessly in serving citizens and helping the country come out of this crisis. Chugh noted that the BJP and its ‘karyakartas’ across the country have been points of contact for their communities. Whether it is helping citizens getting access to doctors or hospitals or encouraging citizens to get vaccinated, the party’s ‘karyakartas’ have worked round-the-clock in helping their communities and country, he said.
Will address bed occupancy issue: Surya
BJYM National President Surya, while lauding the efforts of the Yuva Morcha, expressed his gratitude to all the ‘karyakartas’ for serving citizens at this time of need. “Most Covid-19 infected people don’t need hospitalisation. However, due to the lack of medical advice, they panic and occupy hospital beds, thereby denying hospital care to the really deserving. The #BJYMDoctorHelpline is an initiative aimed at addressing this problem. I request all to share this platform widely,” Surya said.
For developing the platform, BJYM has brought together various startups and volunteer-driven projects from across the country. Kaleyra has provided the Cloud-calling system for the platform. Practo and Samartha Bharat are providing medical support with operations being handled by 7.ai, Leadsquared and LetsTransport.in.