Malaysia’s first and largest digital health platform, DoctorOnCall, reached out to help lighten the burden of those affected by the recent torrential rain in Pahang with a free telehealth and an aid relief of basic medical and hygiene kit that was made possible via their network of doctors and pharmaceutical partners.
The programme was part of DoctorOnCall’s initiatives to fulfil its role as a responsible organisation in community development.
Director and Co-Founder of DoctorOnCall, Hazwan Najib commented that DoctorOnCall seek to extend their hands to ensure that flood victims’ health are well taken care off, as some of them may be suffering from flood related health conditions such as diarrhoea, food poisoning with some affected with chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and even heart problems.
“The victims may have even lost their medical records, medical cards and the medication in the flood and in need of medical attention. With our free telehealth services for the flood victims, they will be able to reach out for consultations with our registered doctors,” he said.
This initiative which was officially kicked off in Temerloh recently for two months includes free medications to be delivered to patients upon doctors’ prescription and discretion depending on the conditions of the patients.
This has been made possible with DoctorOnCall’s collaboration with pharmaceutical partners.
“Adding to the circumstances of the current pandemic, the situation can be doubly overwhelming. With DoctorOnCall’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme, we are hopeful that our efforts will be able to impact those in need,” added Hazwan.