How to avoid going to the hospital amidst the coronavirus pandemic?

So you catch a cold or fell off a cycle. You might be in pain and require medical care or medications to appease your pain. But think before leaving for the hospital. Is your conditioning so severe that there is no other option? Can only a doctor or nurse help you out of your predicament? Upon that the ongoing plague coronavirus should compel you to stay at your home. So we are here to help you out with the question of whether you should run to the nearest hospital or not and how to get help at home.

Due to the global pandemic, the government has shut down almost every public everything. Every hospital and organization are doing their best to test the people with the symptoms and treat those who are already infected with it. So only in the worst-case scenario, you should think of going to a hospital.

We have come up with some alternatives and tips to avoid going to the hospital in coronavirus pandemic.

Take a virtual appointment
Avoid going hospital Coronavirus by virtual appointment

If it’s inevitable and you have to require the advice or consult a doctor, you can opt for telehealth services which are online appointments. If it’s feasible, your doctor may propose a visit with the help of video call on any device.

There are many apps that have integrated with many doctors specialised in their respective fields. You can search for the specialist you require and get the advice you seek.

Stock up your Medications
Avoid going hospital Coronavirus by stocking Medicine

It’s more critical than ever to avoid getting sick and to stay fit both physically and mentally and avoid a health condition. If you are on a prescription, make sure you get the medicines at the right time.
Also, check if your medicines can be delivered at your doorstep. Avert any chances of getting out of the house.

Educate yourself to handle medical problems at home.
Avoid going hospital Coronavirus by educating yourself about medicine

You can’t prevent the inevitable. If someone at your home gets into a medical emergency you should know how to handle the situation on your own. If the situation can be handled by providing the first aid, you should not rush to the emergency room immediately.

Although serious health emergencies may occur. Some instances that require a visit to ER include:

  • Chest pains
  • Trouble breathing
  • Slurred speech
  • Eye injury
  • Seizure
  • Severe cuts

Get the Doctor to come to your place.

Although it’s somewhat risky, doctors sanitize themselves regularly and their belongings. If your patient needs serious medical attention you can ask for a doctor to visit at your place. Though the chances of this are very low, you can still hope any doctor is available and kind enough to come to your home.

If your city or locality has very few cases then you can think of going to a hospital or a private clinic. Official protocols say that doctors and clinics should prioritize vital and emergency visits now. The objective is to keep the community healthy and preserve required rations.

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October 1, 2020

30 Replies to “How to avoid going to the hospital amidst the coronavirus pandemic?”

  1. Preeti Talwar says: October 19, 2020 at 10:49 pm

    Good tips, I too tried virtual consultation through the Practo app which is helpful during this period

  2. Shweta Suresh says: October 19, 2020 at 10:38 pm

    Going to a hospital can seem so terrifying, especially now more than ever. The best thing to do is to stay healthy and take extreme care of ourselves so that we don’t fall sick.

  3. Debidutta Mohanty says: October 10, 2020 at 12:19 am

    It’s best to avoid hospitals these days. We usually do take a virtual appointment and stock up all the essential medicines required. Especially, kids medicines and other medicines for chronic disease like BP it diabetes.

  4. Aurora M says: October 8, 2020 at 9:59 pm

    I recently had a telephonic appointment for consultation. It really helped. Rather visiting a doctor should be avoided until or unless it is necessary.

  5. Lancelot Quadras says: October 8, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    These are some valuable tips that can help anyone be safe, be prepared and stay healthy. Tele medicine tops the list for sure. #ReadwithLance

  6. Binil Varghese says: October 8, 2020 at 11:51 am

    Super informative post, right when we need it most.

  7. Don Joe Martin says: October 6, 2020 at 11:55 pm

    Super timely, well written and very informative!

  8. Srikanth says: October 6, 2020 at 11:15 pm

    Informative post, very valid thoughts shared..

  9. Aesha Shah says: October 6, 2020 at 10:59 pm

    I think your suggestions are all very practical in the given circumstances and one should follow them.

  10. Paresh Godhwani says: October 6, 2020 at 10:04 pm

    This pandemic has pushed people to take extra care of the health and I agree on all the points shared by you. Hopefully people will read this and avoid visiting doctors.

  11. Chinmayee Gayatree sahu says: October 6, 2020 at 9:41 pm

    This is a very relevant post as per the requirement of current times. Everyone needs to be careful about visiting the hospital in the midst of a Pandemic.

  12. Sinjana says: October 6, 2020 at 8:23 pm

    Thanks for sharing this! v relevant tips

  13. Madhu Bindra says: October 6, 2020 at 6:47 pm

    This is very informative. Sometimes we cannot avoid visiting a hospital, but we need to be aware of how to handle basic ailments. Doctors are already overworked and hospitals are too risky.

  14. PRB says: October 6, 2020 at 6:41 pm

    Thanks for writing this, Gurjeet. This pandemic I realised the importance of exploring technology to its best. My parents have consulted doctors via video calls in the last 6 months and are now ordering medicines including Insulin via various apps. It’s working fine till now and I just hope they won’t have to visit a hospital anytime soon.

  15. Mandavi Jaiswal says: October 6, 2020 at 6:21 pm

    Its best to call teh doctor home or go in for video consultaion in these times

  16. PraGun says: October 6, 2020 at 3:17 pm

    A very informative post. We all might have faced this situation lately in lockdown.
    Making ourselves aware of basic medicines and stocking them up is always a good practice.
    Good pointers to stay safe and stay inside.

  17. Rashi Roy says: October 6, 2020 at 2:59 pm

    Much needed information and yes, one must educate themselves to avoid the panic and the hospital visits.

  18. Swiddle D'Cunha says: October 6, 2020 at 1:25 pm

    Very apt post in the current pandemic time.We need to think twice before going to the hospital.

  19. Leha says: October 6, 2020 at 12:06 pm

    Telemedicine is a major part of our new normal, hope we see a positive outcome out of that.

  20. Roshan Radhakrishnan says: October 6, 2020 at 10:21 am

    A really good relevant post. All comes with their drawbacks but in this unprecedented situation, we need to take drastic measures from the normal routine.

  21. Ghazala Naseem b says: October 6, 2020 at 9:56 am

    Nice post , stocking up basic medicine and consulting the doctor over phone is better than visiting the doc . Though some cases we need to , than masks , sanitizers are to be used.

  22. Noor Anand Chawla says: October 3, 2020 at 11:58 pm

    A truly informative and aptly timed post Gurjeet. We must prioritise self-care now more than ever, so we can avoid exposure to the virus at all costs.

  23. Harjeet Kaur says: October 3, 2020 at 5:56 pm

    I have been through this issue! Agreed with digital consultation but I just couldn’t get on to any doctor. I fell and hurt my tailbone and had to treat myself.

  24. Archana Srivastava says: October 3, 2020 at 10:01 am

    Very informative post Gurjeet. In this Pandemic, if there is something that happened best i.e. online consultation and prescription facility by the medical experts. My family in India has experienced the service of the ICICI Lombard health care app and their actions are really very prompt in handling the cases.

  25. Trablogger says: October 2, 2020 at 12:16 pm

    Things are difficult and different these days. So I like you mentioned about it is best to avoid going to hospitals. Prevention is better than cure, and in this case the prevention is to stay healthy! Thank you for sharing these tips.

  26. Cindy DSilva says: October 2, 2020 at 4:40 am

    yes we figured that its best to stay home, stay safe, stay healthy and be positive. we havent had to visit the doctor till now but then who knows whats in store for the future. good write up.

  27. Surbhi prapanna says: October 1, 2020 at 10:14 pm

    Great post and relevant too. Recently I had my virtual doctor appointment and everything went well. Agree that we should keep ourselves educated to avoid unnecessary visit to hospitals.

  28. Ashvini Naik says: October 1, 2020 at 9:57 pm

    Very valid & sensible points about managing minor illnesses without heading to the hospitals, Gurjeet.

  29. vartika gakhar says: October 1, 2020 at 8:53 pm

    These are some important pointers you have shared that everyone of us should be aware of, this will not only helps us but also eases the load of our healthcare providers.

  30. Jyoti Jha says: October 1, 2020 at 6:35 pm

    This is very informative Gurjeet. Handy especially during these times. Thankyou for this power pack of information.

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