Psychiatric counselling through telemedicine: Haryana

The officers across the state briefed Chief Secretary, Haryana about the micro-level planning and its implementation in their districts

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CHANDIGARH: Haryana, Chief Secretary, Keshni Anand Arora directed the nodal officers across the state to start psychiatric counselling for the people through telemedicine and to ensure that the government and private hospitals review their protocols as per the guidelines.

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The Chief Secretary gave these directions here today through video conferencing in the meeting of the Crisis Coordination Committee of Nodal Officers appointed for COVID-19. She said that the people need help and counselling in these times. She also asked the officers to prepare the micro-level planning module for their respective districts at the earliest to tackle the menace of COVID-19. The officers across the state briefed her about the micro-level planning and its implementation in their districts.

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She directed the nodal officers to visit all the hospitals in their area and ascertain the availability of necessary kits and equipment, including oxygen cylinders. She also directed to make adequate stay arrangements for hospital staff working at COVID-19 hospitals at suitable places such as dharamshalas. She further instructed that the COVID-19 hospitals should review their protocols as per the guidelines of the government.

The Chief Secretary directed that the control rooms in smart cities Faridabad, Gurugram and Karnal should be made functional at the earliest. She emphasized that adequate training must be imparted to the entire staff working in the field.