Sometimes, during the current lockdown, all you need is an answer to a question that is not so urgent for a doctor’s visit and is not as common as to find its answer online.
Now, thanks to a team of Lebanese physicians, all you need to do in such a case is to fill out an online form and hit submit.
A collaboration between the Lebanese American University’s Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine and the LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital has given birth to LAU Coronavirus Telecare.
The virtual service was launched with the aim of assisting Lebanon in mitigating the spread of COVID-19. This can be done by “safeguarding the health of potential patients” who use the platform to seek professional advice regarding their symptoms.
It also answers general and specific questions and provides information related to COVID-19 in order to strengthen public awareness. The telecare is run by physicians on a voluntary basis and is supervised by LAU’s Division of Infectious Diseases.
To use the service, you fill a simple form on the dedicated webpage, which takes your name and contact information, and asks you to describe the symptoms you’re feeling or state the question you have in mind. Later, a physician should contact you with the proper answer/guidance.
Our team works tirelessly to ensure Lebanese people have a reliable alternative to the politically-backed media outlets with their heavily-funded and dangerous propaganda machines. We've been detained, faced nonstop cyber attacks, censorship, attempted kidnapping, physical intimidation, and frivolous lawsuits draining our resources. Financial support from our readers keeps us fighting on your behalf. If you are financially able, please consider supporting The961's work. Support The961. Make a contribution now.