trakMD Collaborates with the Ministry of Health to Fight COVID-19

On March 12, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic. A pandemic is declared when a new disease, which people have no immunity to, spreads around the world, and is heavily transmitted between individuals. COVID-19. On February 21, 2020, the Ministry of Public Health in Lebanon announced the first case of Coronavirus (COVID-19), and as of the date of this blog post, 619 cases have been identified, 20 of which were fatal. The government imposed a number of gradual measures to slow down the spread of the virus, including asking people to stay home.

trakMD, as a patient engagement platform that has always aimed to empower patients, is dedicating its resources in these difficult times to assist in every way possible in fighting the spread of COVID-19. In collaboration with the Epidemiological Surveillance and E-Health teams of the Ministry of Public Health in Lebanon, and as per World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines and recommendations, trakMD has developed an online symptom checker and self-help guide for people who might think they have symptoms of COVID-19, or are unsure and need guidance. The online symptom checker helps people determine if testing is needed, where the nearest testing location is, and what best course of action to be taken for every different circumstance. It is available in both Arabic & English and can be accessed via the Ministry’s mobile app, its website, and directly from trakMD’s website.

This public health service tool is essential in a time where abiding strictly to health recommendations and guidelines is of the utmost importance in containing the spread of Coronavirus. This COVID-19 symptom checker is developed to assert the need to take action on an individual level in the community, and aims to assist individuals in understanding the best course of action while lifting some of the heavy burden on the MOPH’s hotline and dedicating it to cases that are most in need.

The joint efforts between trakMD and MOPH to fight COVID-19 continue as their teams work around the clock to provide the public with a much need online consultation solution. The solution would allow patients to connect remotely with healthcare providers from the safety and comfort of their homes. A dedicated team of healthcare providers from the Ministry will be available to assist patients suspecting infection or those in quarantine in an efficient manner in identifying and following up on COVID-19 cases.

Detect Cancer…Early Enough!

Each one of us should be well informed about the signs & symptoms of Cancer, as earlier detection could lead to earlier treatment and better chances of recovery. According to Cancer Research UK (www.cancerresearchuk.org), the following are general signs and symptoms of cancer:

  • Shortness of breath, if it becomes often.
  • Unexplained vaginal bleeding
  • Very heavy night sweats
  • Hoarseness or croaky voice
  • Persistent heartburn
  • Mouth or tongue ulcer that won’t heal
  • Persistent bloating
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • A change in bowel habit, such as constipation, looser stool, or defecating more often.
  • Sore that won’t heal
  • Appetite loss
  • Unusual breast changes
  • Blood in your stool
  • Blood in your urine
  • Problems with urinating
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • New mole or changes to a mole
  • Coughing up blood
  • Persistent cough
  • Unexplained pain or ache
  • Unusual lump or swelling anywhere.

It can sometimes be difficult to find & book an appointment with the right doctor at the right time. However, if you notice something abnormal with you or a persistent change to your body, immediately inform your doctors and don’t wait.

In Lebanon, finding and booking a doctor has become much easier with trakMD App. trakMD App allows patients to find & book doctors with a click of button 24/7; read every doctor’s profile and patients’ reviews, receive appointment reminders; manage their own and their family’s health record, and directly connect with their doctors online with the option of sharing photos, lab & imaging results, and more.

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