Launched to provide accurate information and guidance on corona to people under quarantine
A helpline centre is started in Vadodara to help the people at indoor home and quarantine to get rid of their fear and stress related to Coronavirus. 95 people took the help on the very first day to relieve from the mental trauma and ask their queries to specialists available online.
Under the guidance of district Collector Shalini Agrawal the innovative idea of starting the helpline is helping to get over from the stress during the lockdown period in Vadodara. The centre starts on 8th floor of Kuber Bhavan where people can call on number 0265-2421001 from morning 11 to 5pm in the evening to ask their queries with specialist psychologists and get rid of their mental stress and fear.
Elaborating on this, senior Geologist Neeraj Barot said a nationwide lockdown has been announced to prevent the transmission of the Corona virus. The center has been launched to provide accurate information and guidance on corona to people under quarantine and not to spread false fear among the people.
He said on the first day, 95 people, including 36 indoor quarantines, 19 discharged from home quarantine and 40 home quarantines were helped by doctors and psychologists from the helpline center.
Doctors said, there is no need to be afraid or intimidated and give guidance on the problems of the disease. They also ask them about the importance to follow the instructions of the government and the health department to maintain social distance in relation to the disease.
Barot said that there are nine private and government doctors offering their services at the center. Quarantine individuals are being informed about the precautions and precautionary measures on phone by the doctors.
In context of the global pandemic of the current prevalent Corona virus, state government has launched a 24 hour helpline to address the problems of individuals related to physical and mental health. This include tele-medicine, tele-advice and tele-counseling by doctors.