The National Institute of Speech and Hearing (NISH)and the State Disaster Management Authority have jointly set up a 24 X 7 Covid-19 helpline exclusively for the deaf and hard of hearing persons.
The facility is primarily meant for answering queries and concerns related to Covid-19 and extending counselling service to stress-related issues. Sign language interpreters will be available to attend the WhatsApp video calls made to the helpline.
The helpline will also reply to queries related to monsoon and the preparedness for and management of the season.
The Helpline numbers are: 9446750983, 9496918178, 9249505723.