Pakistan is going to launch mobile application MyCare+ to “protect emotional health of the front line responders as part of the Covid-19 response in the country”.
On Friday, the Ministry of Planning, Development and Special Initiatives announced the launch of a mobile application in order to support emotional health’ of frontline Covid responders. The mobile app ‘MyCare+’, will soon be launched under the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) initiative, the ministry tweeted from its official Twitter account.
“As part of #MentalHealth for Psychosocial Support (#MHPSS) initiative, Ministry of Planning would soon launch a mobile application “MyCare+” which has been developed to protect the #EmotionalHealth of the frontline responders as part of the #COVID19 response in Pakistan.”
MyCare+ mobile application will help users in
- Assessing stress conditions
- Monitoring stress
- Managing stress
- Exclude other conditions
- Seeking help from mental health professionals, when needed
‘We Care’ campaign to provide PPE
Moreover, according to a statement of the ministry of Health Services, the Ministry of Health Services, Regulation and Coordination has collaborated with the World Health Organization for launching We Care — a campaign aimed at “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,”
Further, the campaign also aimed 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,” the statement adds.
Additionally, the government has recently launched the ‘Pak Covid-19 Vaccination Pass App’, will help identify fake vaccination certificates and also facilitate inoculated people in carrying their digital Covid-19 vaccination certificates.