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Dangers of internet assisted  self-diagnosis highlighted at  Neuberg's awareness campaign

Dangers of internet assisted self-diagnosis highlighted at Neuberg's awareness campaign

Marking the World Health Day, Neuberg Diagnostics in association with The Indian Medical Association, Tamil Nadu, organized a walkathon on the theme “Saying No to Self-Diagnosis”. The awareness walkathon was flagged off by Mr. Shankar Jiwal, IPS, Commissioner of Police, Chennai.


Dr. GSK Velu, Chairman and Managing Director, Neuberg Diagnostics, said, “The ubiquity of the internet and easy access to information comes with its own pros and cons. 

We often end up searching the internet for guidance on diagnosis as well as self-medication. This can prove to be detrimental to your health and well-being. It can develop into a serious threat if gone wrong. 

Thus, we urge one and all to not put themselves to the test by self-diagnosis and instead seek the right medical guidance from an expert.” Dr. T. Senthamizh Pari, President Elect 2022, IMA, Tamil Nadu said, “With self-diagnosis, people are at the risk of being completely wrong or downplaying their medical condition if they are experiencing common symptoms. 

The symptoms experienced are an indicator by our bodies that should not be ignored and needs proper medical attention.”The other dignitaries present  Dr. Saravanan V, North Zone - Vice President, IMA.