Technology Proves Beneficial Once Again: Helpline by Mangalorean Doctor Saves a Life

Technology Proves Beneficial Once Again: Helpline by Mangalorean Doctor Saves a Life

October 2: It is said that technology is always beneficial for the people. Proving this right, use of technology has helped save a man’s life. A simple WhatsApp and Instagram message has become a medium in saving a life.
A resident of Mangalore was diagnosed with a heart disease after an angiogram three months ago and was advised intervention. But due to financial constraints and imminent marriage proposal for his daughter he postponed the surgery. His condition deteriorated over the last one week.  On Sunday, he developed severe pain and he disclosed it to his daughter. At 11.15pm, with no availability of doctors nearby, she searched for cardio helpline in Instagram. That is when she came across the number of ‘Cardio Helpline 9743287599 which is a 24×7 helpline started by Mangalorean cardiologist Dr Padmanabh Kamath.

The helpline asked her to bring the patient immediately to casualty at KMC Hospital. After preliminary investigation including repeat angiogram, patient was found to be having severe blockage in the main tube of the heart. He underwent successful angioplasty.
Dr Padmanabh Kamath, had started this app called ‘Cardio Helpline’ 3 months ago. Dr Kamath said that the motto of this helpline is to save people’s life especially to provide help in remote areas. The helpline is helping patients from all across the country.

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