OVP’s Bayanihan e-Konsulta faces thousands of backlogs | Inquirer News
Close  
10,830 TRANSACTIONS IN 6 DAYS

OVP’s Bayanihan e-Konsulta faces thousands of backlogs

/ 04:39 AM April 14, 2021

Barely a week since its launch, the e-consultation service for outpatient needs under the office of Vice President (OVP) Leni Robredo now faces thousands of backlogs of requests and concerns—both a welcome sign of an outpouring of public support and a grim reminder of the dire conditions within the country’s hospitals.

Within six days, the OVP’s Bayanihan e-Konsulta program on Facebook has already received over 10,830 transactions.

ADVERTISEMENT

The program is currently run by over a thousand volunteer doctors and health professionals who could field medical queries for patients needing outpatient care and COVID-19 information. Robredo earlier said the program was their way of helping decongest hospitals overwhelmed by the surge of COVID-19 cases, and to ensure that even those at home could receive medical help.

Since its launch, the platform has been swamped by thousands of medical queries.

FEATURED STORIES

“To say we are overwhelmed would be an understatement,” she said. “This is the most complicated program we have ever embarked on because it entails a lot of moving parts and a wide range of help being sought.”

While she expressed gratitude for the public’s support, Robredo reminded them that the program was intended “for those who do not have access to doctors, medical help and other teleconsultation services.” INQ

For more news about the novel coronavirus click here.
What you need to know about Coronavirus.
For more information on COVID-19, call the DOH Hotline: (02) 86517800 local 1149/1150.

The Inquirer Foundation supports our healthcare frontliners and is still accepting cash donations to be deposited at Banco de Oro (BDO) current account #007960018860 or donate through PayMaya using this link .

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: coronavirus pandemic, coronavirus Philippines, COVID-19 Testing, e-Konsulta, OVP
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2021 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.