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Nashik IMA president Hemant Sonasis said the IMA has put in place the entire setup required to start the helpline number. The members of the association, who have volunteered to offer free guidance regarding Covid-19, have been apprised that their services could be needed any time.
Sonasis said, “We are keeping a close watch on the number of patients detected with Covid-19 every day. Though a slight rise, the situation is not very alarming. Once we find that the cases are continuously rising in the city, we would start the helpline service.”
He added that the upcoming festive season would be crucial. “People have to exercise self-discipline over the next two months. The consequences are severe if self-discipline is not observed,” he said.
During the second wave of Covid 19, IMA Nashik had started Hello IMA helpline. IMA catered to over 2,000 covid related queries.