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Blind Relief Association, Delhi in the launch of a COVID Helpline for the Visually Challenged which

In the wake of the disastrous second wave of COVID-19 in India, the Department of Social Work, University of Delhi is actively partnering with the Blind Relief Association, Delhi in the launch of a COVID Helpline for the Visually Challenged which is serving since 28 April 2021. Depending heavily on the sense of touch, a visually impaired person is much more vulnerable and needs special care/attention to be able to fight the pandemic and living through the widespread fears and unforeseen difficulties resulting due to the second wave. Adding to this, she or he has to struggle much more to access and avail basic common amenities, assured food, and primary health care facilities. Many working in private and unorganised sectors have lost their jobs and are facing financial uncertainties resulting in serious worries and anxieties. Through this Helpline, the team is reaching out to the visually impaired persons and their families in distress and offer them the needed psychological/medical counselling; getting them connected with hospital/medical services, and as far as possible provide basic medicine kits and ration. All these services are provided with the support of and in networking with other organizations and groups. If you are a person with visual impairment or his/her family member/friend and are facing any issue regarding authentic information, proper food, medical assistance, mental health counselling or any other help, please feel free to contact us on these numbers anytime between 09:00 am - 09:00 pm: 88262 48084 , 98118 19812 , 78348 73724,  98116 99032 , 88001 27366,  86389 93216