The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has today issued an advisory to all private television channels to promote awareness of the national helpline numbers by way of a ticker or such appropriate ways as they may consider at periodical intervals, especially during prime time. Following are the national helpline numbers:


National Helpline no. of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare


Child Helpline No. of the Ministry of Women and Child Development


Senior   Citizens Helpline   of   the   Ministry   of Social Justice and Empowerment

(NCT Delhi, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu,

Telangana, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand)


Helpline No. of NIMHANS for psychological support

These National helpline numbers were created and propagated by the Government for the benefit of the citizens. The advisory credits private TV channels for having played an important role in supplementing the efforts of the Government in fighting this epidemic by creating awareness and informing people about the aforementioned three issues. It has urged that in order to further this cause, the private TV channels are advised to promote awareness of the four national level helpline numbers.