Panaji: At a time when COVID-19 waste management has becoming a major concern, the representatives of Indian Medical Association (IMA) Goa State have decided to prepare a small audio-video presentations to educate the general public on how to manage the continuously increasing COVID-19 biowaste, using pulse oxymeter and preparing hypochlorite solution besides looking after oneself during the pandemic.
The association has also announced a “Free Tele Consultation” program for COVID positive people who are in home isolation and are asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic as permitted by the authorities. Dr. Vinayak Buvaji, President, IMA Goa State will be the overall in-charge of the system and will do modification of the system as and when required for the larger interest and benefit.
“Those who are willing to have a free Tele-consultation will have to send a Whats app message with their name , proper address and cell number to Mr. Rupesh on the cell no 8767249828. Through him the message will be posted in the group of Seven Branches for internal circulation within the seven branches of IMA Goa State which covers up whole of Goa,” said Dr. Buvaji.
Around 150 IMA doctors have consented to give voluntary telephonic consultations to these home isolated patients.
For these initiative, Dr. Rajesh Naik , Dr. Samuel , Dr. Sudhir Shet, Dr. Rajesh Javherani, Dr. Pravin Bhat will be experts for IMA Margoan Branch, whereas, Dr. Anil Mehndiratta will be expert for IMA Mormugao, Dr. Pradnya kakodkar for IMA CQS , Dr. Pranay Budkule for IMA Bicholim, Dr. Sandip Naik (Chest Physician) for IMA Ponda and Dr. Sandip Naik (Senior Surgeon) for IMA Bardez, Dr. Melita Rodrigues Pulmonary Consultant IMA Bardez and Dr. Vijay Naik for IMA Tiswadi Branch.
“ If IMA Member in-charge of a family feels they need any further expert opinions than above doctors shall be contacted. In case of any obscurity in the course of action of tele consultation it will be sorted out as early as possible. We wholeheartedly anticipate the support of General public and doctors in taking this task forward in the larger interest of the Goan community,” added Dr. Buvaji.