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Kohima, Nagaland

Covid-19 helpline launched in Nagaland

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By Our Correspondent Updated: May 05, 2020 1:16 am
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Our Correspondent
Kohima, May 4 (EMN):
The government of Nagaland has launched a helpline to provide medical assistance to potential Covid-19 cases as well as other health concerns across the state.

It was launched by Chief Secretary Temjen Toy, on behalf of Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, at the Nagaland Civil Secretariat in Kohima on Monday.

In a statement, Rio said that the state government has been taking proactive steps to address the challenges of Covid-19 pandemic in the state and expressed hope that the helpline service would help the citizens.

Any citizen of Nagaland exhibiting Covid-19 symptoms or any other health conditions can call the helpline number 1800 345 0019, free of cost.

It was also informed that the government had partnered with ‘Project Step One’, an organisation providing technical support for tele-triage, to provide Covid-19 specific telemedicine.

The chief minister stated that the facility would enable citizens to stay at home, consult a doctor on the phone, and take advice on steps to follow. The same service will also be available for any other health concerns including general counselling and others, which will be handled by the state health professionals.

The chief minister also expressed gratitude to all the medical professionals for voluntarily rendering their service. He further appealed for more to come forward and support the government’s initiatives.

All doctors willing to provide their services voluntarily in the fight against Covid-19 can register themselves at: https://www.projectstepone.org/volunteer or email their credentials to the department of Health and Family Welfare at pddhfw@gmail.com.

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By Our Correspondent Updated: May 05, 2020 1:16:27 am