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Udhampur: ( Intensifying its measures as part of country’s continued preparation and response to combat the spread of Coronavirus disease – COVID-19 – in Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory, Army has established multiple telephone helplines to provide information and assistance to the people.
“With the spread of novel coronavirus, there is a sense of uncertainty among the population, as many are not sure what measures to take to safeguard themselves and their family. To this effect the Army, has been constantly updating the public with all relevant information during this pandemic through various platforms,” a defence spokesperson said in a statement issued.
He said these initiatives are to ensure that the individuals do not become unwitting carriers of the virus and are well informed about the various preventive measures to be adopted.
In order to now provide immediate relief to those seeking advice or assistance, COVID-19 helplines will be made available across the Kashmir Valley, Army said, adding that these helplines are a critical resource for the people and will ensure addressing the questions of concerned residents and providing the most up-to-date information resource.
While Srinagar residents can reach out for help on 0194-2467326, the residents of other districts can seek assistance through helplines at Baramulla (0195-2238826), Kupwara (0195-5252996), Shalateng (0194-2496618), Awantipura (0193-3247087), Nagrota (0191 254 7896), Akhnoor (0192 425 4244), Rajouri (0196 226 2477), Batote (0199 824 4361), Palma (0196 226 1503), Reasi (0199 124 5319) and Narian (0196 023 0026), the spokesperson said, adding that the helpline numbers for the UT of Ladakh are Leh(01982- 259011), Karu(01982- 249078),Kumbathang (01935- 278113) and Partapur(01980- 221013). “The helplines will be active 24×7 to address general questions and concerns regarding the prevention of COVID-19”.
“A ‘Humsaya’ to the Awaam in good times and through any challenge, the Army has yet again extended succour to the population of Kashmir by providing access to prompt information and help through these helplines,” the defence spokesperson said. “The joint efforts of all stakeholders in the national fight against Coronavirus disease will ensure that the Awaam of Kashmir remains safe and healthy.