Dr. Indra Karalasingham is the only Australian qualified GP in Cobar having qualified with the degree of MBBS (Adelaide) and has worked in the teaching hospitals of Adelaide, Canberra and Auckland NZ. During this time he has worked extensively in Cardiology, Renal Medicine, Endocrinology, Orthopedics and Fractures, Obstetrics and Gynecology & all aspects of general Medicine. He obtained post graduate qualifications with Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynecology from the University of Auckland. Before moving to Cobar, he worked in Auckland (NZ’s Largest City) as a GP working in a variety of emergency and general practice situations gaining extensive experience in all areas of medicine.
Dr. Indra is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week via A/H mobile (0458 444 774) after surgery hours. Please contact to be seen immediately or to arrange a suitable time.
Please note Dr.Indra’s patients who are admitted to the local Cobar Hospital should request the hospital that they prefer to be under his care in hospital and not under other GPs. This would enable him to manage their condition better than someone who does not know the patients medical history. Dr. Indra would prefer his Patients to be seen by himself before going to the local Health Service, unless it’s a medical emergency.
For patients seen after hours medications including antibiotics are available (Patients will be not charged for these medications).
Dr. Indra will do home visits to the Elderly and Disabled Patients that are not capable of attending the surgery. Prior arrangement is preferred for these visits, unless it is an Emergency.
All patient files are kept on Dr. Indra’s computer, which only he has access to. Confidentiality of all Patient files in the surgery is assured. So patients can rest assured that their Privacy is guaranteed.
INFORMATION HELP LINES
Poisons Information 131 126
Parent Line - 1300 1300 52 http://www.parentline.org.au
Lifeline 131 114
Crisis Care 131 611
Salvation Army Care Line - (02) 9331 6000 in Sydney
1300 363 622 in Regional Areas provides telephone counselling 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Sydney Rape Crisis Centre (02) 9819 6565 in Sydney
1800 424 017 in Regional Areas
TTY. (02) 9181 4349 for the deaf or hearing impaired provides 24-hour crisis support and counselling to all sexual assault victims.
Mental Health Emergency Care Rural Access Programme(MHECRAP) –for Mental Health Emergencies
Phone: 1800 011 511
Alcohol Drug Information Service (NSW) 9361 8000 (Sydney)
or free call: 1800 422 599 (For NSW regional and rural callers)
Domestic Violence Line 1800 656 463If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, you can ring the Domestic Violence Line for help on 1800 656 463 (TTY 1800 671 442).
The Domestic Violence Line is a statewide free-call number and is available 24 hours, seven days a week
If you have a complaint about any aspect of the service you have received at the Surgery, we would like to hear about it so that we may be able to respond and so attempt to improve our service.
The following options are open to you:
- First discuss the issue with your doctor,Dr.Indra. Seek to discuss the problem with Dr.Indra if you think that is appropriate.
- If you still feel that your complaint has not been addressed then you may contact the -
New South Wales Health Care Complaints Commission
Level 13, 323 Castlereagh Street (corner of Hay St)
SYDNEY NSW 2000
1800 043 159 or (02) 9219 7444
This Practice abides by the Australian Medical Association’s code of ethics.
https://ama.com.au/codeofethics and the code of conduct of the Medical Board of Australia http://www.amc.org.au/index.php/about/good-medical-practice .
A copy of the code may be obtained by contacting the above Association (AMA)on 02 9439 8822.
PO Box 121
St Leonards NSW 1590
Phone: 9439 8822
Or the Medical board on
1300 419 495
Medical Board of Australia
GPO Box 9958
Phone: 1300 419 495