To ‘support emotional health’ of frontline Covid responders Pakistan launches a mobile app

Suhaib Ahmed

21st Aug, 2021. 12:02 am
To 'support emotional health' of frontline Covid responders Pakistan launches a mobile app

On Friday, The Ministry of Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives stated that to “protect emotional health of the front line responders as part of the Covid-19 response in the country” they will launch a mobile application.

The ministry tweeted from its official account that the application ‘MyCare+’ will shortly be launched under the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) initiative.

According to the ministry, the application will benefit users in:

Assessing stress conditions
Monitoring stress
Managing stress
Exclude other conditions
Seeking help from mental health professionals, whenever needed

Previously, as per the statement on the ministry’s website, the Ministry of Health Services, Regulation and Coordination, in collaboration with the World Health Organisation launched ‘We Care’, that is a campaign that meant to “providing adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) to the health workers, orienting them on using various PPE items as per international standards, and creating an overall psycho-social environment of care and support,”

Moreover, the statement adds that the campaign also meant to “sensitise the public, including patients and visitors at healthcare facilities, to supports frontline healthcare workers by following preventive behaviors to not only reduce the risk of infection to themselves but also reduce the work burden on and health risks for the health providers,”

For now, the government recently launched the ‘Pak Covid-19 Vaccination Pass App’, which will be helpful in identifying false vaccination certificates and will also help vaccinated people in carrying their digital Covid-19 vaccination certificates.

 

 

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