Mechanism in place, in case of emergency, for families/dependents of personnel engaged in COVID 19 management

JAMMU, APRIL 11: The Jammu and Kashmir government has made elaborate provision for providing emergency services and care to families and dependents of personnel associated with the management of COVID-19 disease.
Assessed on broad parameters, the services include taking care of Physical/mental health of the family, especially children, meeting the need of medical aid in case of emergency and provision of groceries and other essential items.
The target families can use’ 112′ emergency helpline for registering any cry for help.
For helping spouses/old aged persons/ PwDs, District Social Welfare Officer (DSWO) shall be the nodal officer and all grievances registered through ‘112’ shall be taken by him/her with the line department for immediate readdress of the issue.
The matter/issue related to children and the cry for help received on 112 helpline shall be taken up with Chairperson, Child Welfare Committee (CWC)-the nodal person for the purpose. The Chairperson, CWC shall take cognizance of each issue for desirable redressal and to provide tele/video counselling or any other help wherever required.
Keeping in view that the physical/mental health of a person is given equal importance, the directions for achieving stable mental health issued by the Social Welfare Department from time to time, may strictly be adhered to, especially in times children are bound to be locked up at home.
In case of emergency, the people can avail free ambulance service 24X7 at their door steps by calling on toll free number 108.
Pregnant women and sick infants can avail free ambulance service by dialling toll free number 102.
Toll free national helpline number 1075. J&K COVID-19 helpline Nos. 0191-2549676 (UT level), 0191-2520982, 2674444,2674115 (Jammu Division) 01942440283,243058 l (Kashmir Division) have been made available for support, guidance and response to health-related queries.
The Public at large is advised to make use of Aarogya Setu’ application for monitoring of health and following guidelines for healthy life.
The People can also directly write to [email protected] in case of any help or emergency or contact the concerned on the official twitter handle ‘covidjk’.