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Posted on Feb 04, 03:03PM | UNI
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 3 : Social media may have been maligned for being non-serious and superficial; for Kerala's leading eye surgeon, it has become an effective 'Cyber Clinic' where advices are professional and absolutely free.
Not surprisingly, Dr. Ashley Mulamoottil, Director and Chief Surgeon of super-specialty Mulamoottil Eye Hospital (MEH) at Kozhencherry in south-central Kerala, has become one of the most popular medical doctors on Facebook with more than three lakh fans. The list keeps growing by day.
The popularity of the doctor-activist comes from the fact that his Facebook account sparkles with wit and hilarious anecdotes, granny's wisdom and serious medical advice.
"Considering all the problems that social media is accused of nowadays, we have proved that it can be used for useful discussions and can actually help many people," says Dr Ashley, who started this page on suggestion of some of his patients and well-wishers to share health information, especially for second opinion on eye care problems. All one has to do is to post questions.