SCB Medical college tele consultant doctors troubled by frivolous phone calls
Odisha: Providing tele medication service has become a nightmare for the doctors of SCB Medical College and Hospital as they are reportedly receiving frivolous and irresponsible phone calls late at night in their teleconsultation number.
The HOD of SCB Medical College and Hospital of the Super Speciality department informed that he received a phone call a few days ago and assuming it to be an emergency call it responded but instead found the caller making irrational statements.
According to a recent media report, the caller apparently told the doctor that he "was checking if the telemedicine service is working or not." Another HOD had to face a similar experience as he received frivolous phone calls late at night as well. Irritated and disturbed by the ridiculous unidentified phone calls, many of the doctors now decided not to answer any unknown or unsaved numbers at night; however, it can become a genuine problem for the doctors to specify which phone calls are genuine and which are a hoax.