BSSS and Bhopal Group of Information launch helpline for communication between COVID-19 patients and their family
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BHOPAL: The Bhopal School of Social Sciences (BSSS) and the Bhopal Group of Information and Action have started a helpline to restore communication between Covid-19 patients and their family members.

The Coronavirus cases have crossed the figure of 10,000 in Bhopal and 260 have already lost their lives. More than 60% of Corona infected patients are admitted to Hamidia hospital for treatment.

The contact between Corona patients and their relatives is generally broken due to the scare. This leads to increased mental tensions and other such problems.

Through this helpline contact can be established between Covid-19 patients and their relatives. The services of the helpline can be availed from 8am to 8pm. Contact can be established through phone or video calling.

In addition to taking care of the mental health of the patients, the helpline has a provision of providing counselling too. For critically ill patients, the helpline will extend co-operation to convey their last wishes to their relatives.

In case a patient dies, the helpline will provide necessary information to the family members with regards to collecting various important documents including the death certificate from the hospital.

Principal of the school, Fr. John PJ said that in this challenging hour, when people are scared of helping infected patients, it is indeed commendable that the students are taking up social responsibility and offering selfless service.

Those who want to contribute in any other manner can contact the following helpline number 0755-4004633.

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