Sindh Government launches tele-counselling service to tackle psychological impact of COVID-19
You can reach out for help by simply dialing 1093.
In quite an appreciable move, the provincial government of Sindh has introduced a tele-counselling service for the suspected and confirmed patients of the novel coronavirus. The service will help to tackle the psychological impact of COVID-19.
With such significant changes in the social fabric, the mode of interaction, economic crunch, and being confined to your homes, the toll that the pandemic has taken on mental health is still under-discussed.
To address the issue, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah launched a counseling service, that would be available round the clock to address the patients. The service has been initiated by the Sindh local government department in collaboration with the health department, the United Nations Development Programme, and the United Nations Children’s Fund.
You can reach out for help by simply dialing 1093 from your phone. With availability on the phone, one can also reach out via website covidpss.pk or a mobile application. Sindh Local Government Minister Nasir Hussain Shah said that neatly 25 mental health experts have been taken on board to assist with the psychological impact of the disease.
CM Sindh further added that it is the responsibility of the government to look after the people who are encountering mental health problems during this period of quarantine and self-isolation.
“This situation has left adverse effects on the human psyche, therefore counselling by experts would be of great help,” Shah said.
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