Apollo Tyres, Ashok Leyland launch ‘Saarthi’ Covid helpline for truckers

Apollo Tyres and Ashok Leyland together on Tuesday launched ‘Saarthi’ COVID helpline for the trucking community. This helpline is targeted at truck drivers, helpers and their family members and will provide COVID consultation, vaccination guidance and non-COVID consultation (for other diseases), a media release said.

This pan-India helpline service is available in 5 languages - Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi and Assamese as of now. Telerad Foundation is the technical partner for the helpline service.

To avail the services, members of the trucking community can call on 7028105333, between 1000 to 1700 hours from Monday to Saturday.

Members of the trucking community, who have tested COVID positive, and are in home quarantine can also get doctor consultation by calling on the helpline. They can also get guidance on nutrition during the infection period. For non-COVID patients, doctor consultation and prescription would be provided as a part of the ‘Saarthi’ initiative, the release said.

Beneficiaries from the trucking community seeking guidance on vaccination, will be provided with counseling to clear their doubts regarding the vaccine, help with registration on COWIN/ Arogya Setu portal, scheduling of appointment at the nearest government hospital, help with downloading of vaccination certificate and post vaccination medical assistance, if required, the release added.