The Jammu and Kashmir Police has established helpline numbers for elderly people of several districts in view of the COVID-19 lockdown.
The helpline numbers have been established with an aim to provide a prompt and dependable service to the elderly people specially during this period of lockdown and restrictions.
J&K Police in Ramban has started a helpline
number 9906925595 for elderly people residing in district Ramban.
This helpline has SMS, WhatsApp and calling facility.
“If any elderly person who is alone and helpless and needs medicines ,doctors help, food and other daily use essential items he can contact on the above given number or send a message through SMS or Whatsapp,” a handout reads. It reads that immediate action will be taken to provide succour to the needy.
“Selected team of volunteers is available with every police station of the district who will be assisting police in this noble cause,” the police handout reads.
Reasi Police has established a helpline number 9596974434 for elderly people residing in Reasi.
Keeping in view lockdown and difficulties being faced by elderly citizens of this district, Ganderbal Police has dedicated a helpline number (9622571163) for senior citizens.
“Ganderbal Police can be contacted on this number or detailed message can be sent on this WhatsApp number in case of any requirement of medicine, other daily requirements or facilitating requisite medical checkups,” a handout by Ganderbal police reads.
It reads that district Police would also facilitate transportation to nearest health centre for needy senior citizens.
“This facility would be available to senior citizens only especially those who live alone or who are staying away from children’s or having no other male member,” it reads.
Kishtwar Police has also dedicated a helpline number 9906154100 for senior citizens through which Kishtwar Police can be contacted or detailed message can be send on this WhatsApp number in case of any requirement of medicine, other daily requirements or facilitating requisite medical checkups.
District Police would also facilitate transportation to nearest health centre for needy senior citizens.
“This facility would be available to senior citizens only especially those who live alone or who are staying away from children’s or having no other male member,” a handout reads.
Baramulla Police has also taken an initiative of reaching out to the senior citizens of District by way of a helpline.
DySP DAR Irshad has been appointed as the nodal officer for District and who can be contacted on 9596767704 (call & Whatsapp) 9596767717, 9596767768 Whatsapp, 9419013834 (Inspector Aftab) and Landline 01952 237830.
“Elderly people who don’t have anyone around in these testing times can call Baramulla Police on these numbers for any kind of help, so that they are not forced by the circumstances to move out of their houses in search of essentials or medicine,” a handout reads.
“Keeping in view the emerging situation of the COVID-19 Pandemic and the lockdown in Whole District Baramulla a fair number of senior citizens must be facing difficulties in meeting out their basic needs,” it reads.