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Doordarshan to launch phone-in health programme for Covid queries

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Srinagar: In a significant move, Doordarshan Kendra Srinagar will be going live with expert doctors to provide consultation and medical advice on corona virus disease treatment and management.

Acting on the advice of Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, the programme shall be telecast twice daily from Monday, 10th of May 2021 at 8.30 am in the morning and at 7.30 pm in the evening over DD Kashir, an official spokesman said.

The live programme under the title “Doctors Speak” shall be of half an hour duration with doctors responding to the queries, said the spokesman, adding, in this connection Doordarshan has shared phone lines 0194-2481813 and 0194-2481832 on which the specialist doctors can be asked questions.

Earlier, an official spokesman said that Government of Jammu & Kashmir is launching a live ‘phone-in’ programme on Gulistan channel to address all the health related queries of people of J&K from tomorrow evening at 8.30 pm.

From Monday, May 10 onwards the programme will be telecast twice daily- from 8:30 am to 9 am and 8:30 pm to 9 pm on ‘Gulistan News’.

The programme will be coordinated by NHM, J&K, and will have eminent doctors taking calls of the public on issues related to Covid treatment, home isolation and other non-Covid health related problems.

Public can call on the Divisional Control Room numbers- 0191-2520982, 2549676, 2674444, 2674115, 2674908 to ask questions and submit suggestions. A similar programme is to be launched on ‘DD Kasheer’ shortly.

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