Countrywide Ayush COVID-19 counselling helpline has been operationalised. The toll-free number is 14443.
The helpline is operational pan-India from 6 a.m. to 12 midnight-all seven days of a week.
Through the helpline 14443, experts from different streams of Ayush, namely Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani and Siddha would be available to address queries of the general masses.
These experts would not only be providing counselling and feasible remedies to the patients but would also guide them about the availability of nearby Ayush facilities.
The experts would also be suggesting Post-COVID-19 rehabilitation and management approaches to the patients.
The helpline is IVR (Interactive Voice Response) equipped and currently available in Hindi and English languages.
The helpline will initially take 100 calls simultaneously and the capacity would be increased in future, as per requirements.
Through the helpline, the Ministry of Ayush aims to contribute to the community-wide effort to limit the spread of COVID-19.
The effort is supported by the NGO Project StepOne.