Mangaluru, Oct 28, 2019: Dr Padmanabh Kamath, an interventional cardiologist and the brainchild behind cardiology helpline for free guidance across the country, said that on an average he gets 20 to 25 queries daily.
Over 1,500 queries from different parts of the country, including remote areas in Assam were being answered within a month, he said.
The helpline (No—9743287599) service is rendered free of cost. The helpline offered guidance on cardiac cases and had helped a doctor in Neyveli in Tamil Nadu save a life recently.
Even as he was responding to queries during the phone-in programme, Dr Kamath advised a slew of steps to a resident of Bidar seeking guidance on an ECG report via the helpline.
Kamath said the helpline is not a substitute to a doctor’s examination. The helpline is just to give guidance.