Davao De Oro Launches Online “Call Ddoc”


Davao de Oro:   Perils imposed by the current world crisis due to Corona Virus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) drastically changed routines and life-style worldwide. As daily activities were reduced to the most fundamental one such as buying food and medicine, Davao de Oro innovated a strategy to cater the medical needs of its constituents through having a virtual doctor.

The project was launched on April 13, 2020 and was called “Call DdOC”, an online and text messaging platform intended for all Out-Patient Department (OPD) especially individuals who are vulnerable to the disease such as; senior citizens, individuals with co-morbidities, pregnant women and children. Targets of the newly launched project is to cater online consultations for the usual hospital services only such as for common illnesses, pregnancies, pediatrics and surgeries.

Every consultation process is channeled from an operator and will be referred to a professional doctor who will assess the queries of the patient and will give its medical advice. “Call DdOC” is available to cater calls and give its services from Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm within Davao de Oro province.

Aside from having emergency hotline numbers for Covid-19 cases, four provincial hospitals in the province located in the municipalities of Montevista, Laak, Pantukan and Maragusan are already prepared with their corresponding team and hotline numbers to cater calls intended only for medical consultations.

“Call DdOc was conceptualized tungod sa panahon karun nga maglisod atung mga katawhan nga ipaabot ang ilang mga gi-bati sa lawas. Alang kini sa atung mga OPD na dili na kinahanglan muadto sa hospital ug mahatagan sila ug serbisyo nga mas relax ug dili sila mahasol. Samot na kay maglisod sila ug adto sa atuang mga hospitals sa panahon karun.” said Dr. Ferdinand Anthony C. Soberano, Chief of Hospitals in the four Provincial hospitals of the province.

The province’s innovation fits in addressing medical concerns all through-out Davao de Oro, as individuals will no longer present themselves physically, following guidelines in the public such as “social distancing” and “staying at home” to prevent the spread of the virus.  (Jasteen Abella, ID DAVAO DE ORO)

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