Div Com launches Taskeen Tele- Counselling for Covid affected children
Srinagar: In a brief interaction, 190 Oxygen Concentrators were officially handed over to Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir Pandurang K. Polehere on Friday at his office.
Commissioner Secretary, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA), Zubair Ahmad also present on the occasion, stressed upon the coordination of relief efforts of the government and non-governmental organisations in J & K to mitigate the challenges posed by the pandemic.
These 190 Oxygen Concentrators have been supported by Mission Oxygen, KFORD and HWVO.
While discussing the relief and COVID response efforts across Kashmir, Iqbal Lone CEO KFORD apprised the officials about the relief and support efforts from Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiative.
Divisional Commissioner Kashmir and Commissioner Secretary, FCS&CA, while revealing the details of huge augmentation efforts made by the government for increasing both oxygen generation and refilling capacity across all hospitals, appreciated the support of providing these oxygen concentrators to be used by the government hospitals, particularly in peripheral areas, across Kashmir division.
They also lauded the contributions being made by the organization, during these tough and challenging times.
Meanwhile, Pole launched Taskeen, a tele- counselling for psychological support of Covid-19 affected children during the pandemic.
The counselling has been started in wake of the growing concerns among parents. A team of Psychologists and resources persons on alternate days shall provide counselling to address fear, anxiety and other mental stress related issues among the Covid-19 affected children by providing them psychological first-aid and emotional support.
Div Com said that a team of psychologists, experts shall cater to children in quarantine, isolation and in Covid care centres. The counselling shall also be given to the children who have their parents or near ones as Covid positive, besides also to those children who have lost their family members to the virus.
The panel shall also be available to all children and parents seeking psychological support though phone, audio and video calls.
The resource persons shall be contacted through their contact numbers, Dr Sadaqat on 7006519806 phone number on Monday, Aijaz, 7006314064 on Thursday and Masood on 6006175373 on Saturday between 10 am to 4 pm.
The Covid Control Room Kashmir has taken various measures to address mental related issues among children and parents, arranging tele- consultation of doctors, psychologists and field related experts to reach out to the general public in the pandemic.