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Centre issues COVID 19 coverage advisory to private TV channels

3 weeks ago

On Sunday, the Centre issued an advisory to private television channels, requesting that they assist the government in spreading information about the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) epidemic by showing four national helpline numbers. The government intends to raise awareness about three things: the Covid treatment protocol, Covid-appropriate behavior, and vaccination.

Various instruments and media channels, including as print, TV, radio, social media, and others, have been used by the government to raise awareness during the last few months. The government also constructed and disseminated national hotline numbers for the benefit of citizens,” according to the government guideline.

Private TV channels are advised to promote awareness of the following four national level hotline lines via a ticker or other appropriate means at periodic intervals, especially during prime time, in order to further this cause,” it added.

The four helpline numbers given by the government are 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) and 08046110007 (Helpline No. of NIMHANS for psychological support).

Seema Jain

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