Being available to the ever anxious parents of young-child patients, is the key to a successful solo paediatric practice, but at an enormous cost and inconvenience. My cell-phone would ring day in and day out without an iota of respect to my precious little time for me or my family. And worst, barring a few, majority of the calls were innocuous or at times just silly. The problem got out of proportion with the cell phone being available with almost everyone and the doctor's number saved and is used at the drop of a hat. Then one fine evening, over a CME, I met Dr. Arun Wadhwa, a fellow paediatrician in South Delhi and learnt about NIDAAN. A call to Mr. Vikas changed the concept of my being available. Now my calls are routed thru NIDAAN HOTLINE. Obviously only a genuine problem of the child would prompt the parent to reach me at a reasonable charge decided by me. Besides NIDAAN has a host of other benefits.
Dr. Ashok K ChakravartyPaediatrician, Delhi