KARACHI: The Sindh Government has launched a tele counselling service for those psychologically affected by the coronavirus pandemic helping them cope with the psychological impact..
The pandemic has taken a toll on the mental health of many people who are confined to their homes or suffering from the illness themselves and the psychological affects are something that aren’t talked about.
Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah launched this Tele Counselling Service to overcome such issues and help the people cope with the situation.
The service has been started by the Sindh Government in collaboration with the Heath Department, United Nations Children Fund and the United Nations Development Programme.
The helpline for the service can be reached at 1093 or online through their website at covidpss.pk or cellphone app which can be downloaded by scanning the QR code available on the site.
According to Sindh Local Government Minister Nasir Hussain Shah, the tele counselling service has nearly 25 mental health experts to help people who have been impacted psychologically from the pandemic.
Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah said that it was the government’s responsibility to help people going through physiological trauma during this time.