Here is a list of phone numbers for COVID-19 control rooms, oxygen rooms in Kerala

Oxygen cylinder
A file photo shows a relative of a COVID-19 patient waiting to refill cylinders with medical oxygen at IDC plant, during the second wave of coronavirus pandemic, in Gurugram. Image courtesy: IANS

Even as the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to lash across the nation the shortage of oxygen cylinders has also been worsening the pandemic situation in many cities like Delhi.

The number of patients who are in acute need of oxygen are also rising. Meanwhile, the there are also reports of unavailability of oxygen at many places.

Here is a list of contact numbers of control rooms to get oxygen:

COVID-19 helpline for hearing impaired

The National Institute of Speech and Hearing (NISH), an autonomous organisation here and the State Disaster Management Authority, have jointly set up a 24 X 7 COVID-19 helpline exclusively for the deaf and hard of hearing.

The facility is primarily meant for answering queries and concerns related to the pandemic and extending counselling to stress-related issues.

Sign language interpreters will be available to attend the WhatsApp video calls made to the helpline, an official statement said here.

The helpline will also reply to queries related to monsoon and the preparedness for and management of the season, it added.

The Helpline numbers are: 9446750983, 9496918178, 9249505723.

(Information courtesy: Health and Family Welfare Department, Government of Kerala, PTI inputs)

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