This is a free telephone advisory Service in Tamil to advise on general health-related matters by
medically qualified doctors from JMFOA-UK.
London is one of the most severely affected major cities in the world by covid19 infection. Most of the Sri Lankan population lives around the Greater London area. During the early part of the pandemic, many Sri Lankan has died, multiple tragic incidents have occurred in the Tamil community. During the lockdown period, the Sri Lankan population have faced with an increasing number of unsolved medical, psychological, and family related issues because they found it difficult or impossible to contact their GPs or hospital doctors for their needs as NHS was overstretched due to the high volume of the workload from the pandemic. These made the Sri Lankan community into a state of panic and desperation.
Jaffna medical faculty overseas alumni in the UK (JMFOA UK ) is a registered charity for the last five years and all its members are medically qualified Sri Lankan doctors currently working or worked in NHS. It was in a better position to help the desperate Sri Lankan community. JMFOA UK launched a free telephone advisory Tamil helpline service called Nallavaalvu on 12th May 2020 to provide an advisory service on their health-related queries and signpost them to the appropriate services.
The free telephone number is 020 8004 7002
If the number is busy, please leave a message and the doctor will return your call within a short period of time.
Call this number to speak to a medically qualified doctor who can advise on any of your routine or nonurgent health-related issues.
Nallavaalvu can organise you to speak to a hospital specialist if needed.
Call the free Nallavaalvu helpline and speak to a doctor who can organise free counselling services to needed eligible people in the native language.
People used this facility found to be very happy with the services provided with a lot of appreciation and wanted JMFOA to continue it in the long term. If adequate funding is available, then it will continue to expand and will offer additional services to raise mental health awareness and wellbeing of our community.