Foreign OPD introduces Coronavirus Health card to empower Indian patients
For the very first time in India, Foreign OPD™, India’s first and only 2nd medical opinion healthcare brand introduces a Health Card to empower Indian patients against the nCovid19 epidemics. The Health Card is launched keeping in mind the rising costs of investigations and expert private consultations in a time of the Corona crisis in India. Top Pulmonologists and critical care experts are roped in to offer specialised treatments for patients, desirable for such consultation and even a consultation over skype and/or email & phone with International doctors for a second opinion if required, at no extra cost!
Commenting on the same, Dr. Inder Maurya (Founder & CEO, Foreign OPD) said, “We are happy to facilitate this to patients, as our country is poised to avail of these kinds of service in treatment. Foreign OPD sees that the best of the best and world-class second medical opinion can be made available to patients suffering from Coronavirus. We are proud to announce the “Corona Health Card”, that will offer the services of top infectious disease specialists, top pulmonologist consultation, top critical care experts and top emergency medicine consultation.” Dispelling the myths and the panic all around, he further added, “With China facing a complete lockdown and India in jitters about the truant Corona Virus Disease, abbreviated as COVID-19 virus by WHO, which has declared it as a global emergency, let’s understand this pandemic outbreak a little better. And while at it, let’s also be doubly sure and not fall victim to the fear factor.”
In a scenario where the Indian healthcare industry is evolving rapidly and more patients are demanding world-class expertise and experience this is a welcome move. This is the first time that such a novel concept has been introduced and while the treatments are going to be in the government assigned medical centres, there is no harm in taking an expert second medical opinion in a scenario, such as the current times.
Why is second opinion important?
Currently it is the flu season and one may find the same preliminary symptoms, like upper respiratory tract infection, running nose, fever etc. There should be no case of panic, if one has not visited the infected area or people from that region. Having said, people should always take a second opinion in these matters. High risk population includes pregnant women and children and it is ideal to get vaccinated with the influenza vaccine.
Foreign OPD is known to making innovations in Healthcare segment. With their face-to-face 2nd medical opinion service having the USP of International doctors from UK & US (over 100+ such empanelled) and their robust network of Indian doctors (150+) spanning 25 sub-specialities, they are being pegged as a leading Healthcare service brand in India.