Ho Chi Minh City sets up a free health consultation call center

The Medical Association cooperated with the two Departments of Health, Information and Communications to set up a health consultation switchboard led by a leading expert doctor, free of charge.

Those who need to call 1022, press 5 and continue to follow the keys to select the specialist to consult.

Specifically, branch one consultation on cardiovascular disease, blood pressure (Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chau Ngoc Hoa is in charge of), branch two respiratory and respiratory diseases (Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dr. Tran Van Ngoc is in charge of), branch three Obstetrics and Gynecology (Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vu Thi Nhung), branch 4 pediatric patients (Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pham Van Quang), branch 6 Ear, Nose and Throat disease (Prof. Dr. Pham Kien Huu), branch 7 digestive, vascular, musculoskeletal diseases (Assoc. Prof. Dr. Do Kim Que), branch 8 consultation on other diseases (general) by Dr. Dr. Vo Thanh Liem is in charge. Branch 9 Counseling on psychology and psychiatry is in charge of Dr. Le Thanh Tan.

More than 200 experienced specialists of the Medical Association participate in consultations all days of the week, according to the time frame 8-10am, 14-16h, 19-21h. Patients can communicate directly to learn about health problems, from which to guide medication, advise on lifestyle, diet, exercise, appoint additional examinations or tests, or help transfer patients. to an appropriate treatment facility.

The health sector in Ho Chi Minh City expects the switchboard to help people limit travel, reduce the risk of infection when going to medical facilities, save time and costs… The operation of the switchboard also contributes reduce the load for hospitals in the context of having to deal with a prolonged epidemic by screening and treating cases that do not yet need to go to the hospital.

The 1022 phone switchboard is an information channel assigned by the City People’s Committee to receive and handle complaints from the people in order to promptly advise, support and meet the requirements of health care, especially in health care. social distancing time.

At the end of July, Ho Chi Minh City set up a health care consultation call center for people to prevent and control Covid-19 disease through the portal 1022, branch 3. Medical experts advise and guide how to handle when infected or suspected of having Covid-19, how to take care of health for F0, F1 at home.

Le Phuong