The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on Sunday issued an advisory to all private television channels to promote awareness of the national helpline numbers by way of a ticker or any other appropriate way as they may consider at periodical intervals, especially during prime time.
This, the Ministry said, was part of a social message dissemination campaign.
These national helpline numbers have been created and are being propagated by the government for the benefit of the citizens, a Ministry statement said.
The advisory has highlighted that over the last several months, the government has created awareness through various methods and media platforms, including print, TV, radio and social media, on the three critical issues of COVID treatment protocol, COVID appropriate behaviour and vaccination.
|1075||National Helpline no. of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare|
|1098||Child Helpline No. of the Ministry of Women and Child Development|
|14567||Senior Citizens Helpline of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
(NCT Delhi, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu,
Telangana, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand)
|08046110007||Helpline No. of NIMHANS for psychological support|
The government credited private TV channels for having played an important role in supplementing its efforts in fighting this epidemic by creating awareness and informing people about the aforementioned three issues.
The statement said that in order to further this cause, the private TV channels were advised to promote awareness of the four national level helpline numbers.