The COVID‐19 pandemic has made social distancing necessary, and as a result, daily outpatient departments (OPDs) are at a standstill because of the rules imposed by many governments to close all nonessential OPDs. Teledermatology has been advised by few authorities but it is not always preferred, as it may lead to misdiagnosis, carries ethical and legal issues, and may not be feasible in a resource‐poor setting.1, 2 However, dermatological emergencies may still arise where it becomes imperative to see the patient personally.
To overcome this problem, we propose the use of a glass cabin or a glass partition between the doctor and the patient, through which interaction can take place. The glass partition allows visual examination of the patient's skin directly or with the help of a magnifying lens, and even the use of a dermatoscope is possible through the glass (Fig. 1). A two‐way audio communication system can be used for conversing. The cabin could also contain a source of illumination for better visualization. This setup protects both the doctor and the patient from any communicable disease, and may ease disease phobia. Using this method, emergency outpatient practices can largely be continued with healthy individuals even without personal protective equipment, which is currently not easily available because of an increased demand all over the world.3 Given that examination and diagnosis in Dermatology are mainly visual, it makes this setup particularly suitable for this specialty, and could also be useful for Psychiatry. This set‐up could be continued for safety even after the spread of COVID‐19 is controlled.