This section collates recent developments impacting the health sector in India.
COVID Action Collab (CAC) with Crypto Relief Foundation is hosting learning and networking meetings to understand all the solutions and innovations that support COVID-19 response among vulnerable communities. Here is how some of the member organizations are responding based on the learnings from the first and second waves of COVID-19.
National Institute of Mental Health & Neuroscience (NIMHANS) set up an IVRS-based Helpline during the first wave of COVID-19 and continues to address mental health needs:
Helpline Number: 080-46110007
For more information: https://nimhans.ac.in/pssmhs-helpline/
2. Community Science Alliance
Community Science Alliance is a group of clinicians, public health leaders, academicians, health policy experts who work together for COVID care in low resource settings. Their key interventions include:
3. Heartfulness: Ripples of Change
Heartfulness: Ripples of Change is a volunteer-based, psychosocial counseling program initiated during the second wave in collaboration with NIMHANS. They have a free public helpline where trained counselors provide the first level of counseling to people in distress.
Helpline Number: 8448 8448 45
For more information, please visit: https://www.rocf.org/