Govt Sets Up Helpline For Covid Medicines
The Morning Standard|April 20, 2021
Two control rooms to monitor and manage supply of important drugs, inspectors to check on Remdesivir stock

The Delhi government has issued two helpline numbers to help Covid-19 patients in getting necessary medicines for treatment. The helpline numbers will be operated by two control rooms set up to monitor and manage the supply of Covid-19 management drugs, amid a massive rise in coronavirus cases in the national capital.

These control rooms have been set up at Karkardooma, for people living in east, Northeast, South, Central, New Delhi and North districts, and at Lawrence Road for Northwest, Southwest and West districts. The Karkardooma control room will operate the helpline number — 011-22393705, while the Lawrence Road control room can be reached at helpline number — 9494129281 and 9000098558, the order said.

“Every attempt is being made to make Covid management drugs available in all major hospitals,” said the order by Dr AK Nasa, head of Delhi’s drug control office. The order also mentions company helplines available in the public domain which can be contacted with details of hospitalisation of the patients, prescription, Covid-19 positive report, and Aadhar card.

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