"The smile in her face when I reached her door defines what I do, makes me feel who I am" - Dr. Shakil Mahmud after completing his first home visit during pandemic.
On March 11, 2020, WHO declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic. This pandemic is creating pressure on the healthcare capabilities, and study established a significant correlation between COVID-19 mortality with health care resource availability.
During this pandemic situation, visiting hospitals and Health care centers is very risky for all to get infected of COVID-19 and WHO recommends all non-emergency patients to seek treatment over digital means, e.g., telemedicine. Olwel Digital Hospital is providing medical review over video consultation by both experienced MBBS and consultant doctors from renowned medical colleges and hospitals.
However, Olwel doctors got repeated requests from the previously visited patients to continue home visits. There are many people for whom consultation over video is not enough and visiting health facilities is either very difficult or risky (e.g., patients with co-morbidity). They need care at home.
Patient-oriented doctors of Olwel decided to continue their swim against the tide and resumed home visit with appropriate safety measures to ensure infection control for both the doctor and patient.
For those who requires consultation from specialist doctors at their home, the relevant specialist doctor from Olwel specialist pool joins home visit doctor over video call.