March 28, 2015
West Bengal Govt starts toll free helpline for ‘poison information centre’
West Bengal Government launches a toll free helpline ‘poison information centre’. This is to assist citizens on occasions where they may suspect a case of poisoning.
All the person needs to do is dial the toll free number to speak to a specialized team of doctors who will assist them according to the symptoms narrated by the caller.
This centre is being set up in the State Government run RG Kar Medical College’s forensic medicine and toxicology department.
If in a certain locality if a group of people start suffering from breathing problems or may come across a flock of birds lying dead, this might be due to poisonous gas circulating in that area. It is advised to call the ‘poison information centre’ and seek necessary guidance.
Call toll free number 1800 345 0033 to reach the ‘poison information centre’.