Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government has set up five COVID-19 helpdesks for non-resident Keralites.
“In order to address the concerns and issues faced by the non-resident Keralites, we have set up five dedicated COVID helpdesks in countries where there a quite number of Pravasi Malayalees,” said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
The helpdesks have been started by Norka Roots and it will be managed locally by persons and voluntary organisations active among non-resident Keralites.
“Pravasi Malayalees can consult prominent doctors in Kerala by audio or video calls through the website, with prior registration. The services of various speciality doctors will be available from 2 pm to 6 pm IST,” he said.
“Students from Kerala studying abroad can also avail this facility. The overseas student registration service would enable them to get Insurance benefits and discounts on flight tickets. This registration will be mandatory for all students presently studying abroad as well as for those going abroad, from now on,” CM Vijayan said.