Stay safe this Diwali with these helplines, apps and services

Nov 11, 2015, 08:30 IST | The Guide Team

Here's a list of helplines, apps and emergency services to negotiate the festive season

  24x7 medical assistance
 From treating small burns to helping someone overcome breathing issues, you can seek help from apps like and Lybrate.

Both have medical professionals available online, 24x7, to help through emergencies, and reach doctors nearby.

Keeping in mind the need during Diwali, will have doctors available on both, November 11 and 12 till 2 am to offer medical help via the app.

Chat for help
Helpchat is a 24x7 assistance platform that offers help on a variety of topics via their app. The service is available for free.

Pet care
The Welfare of Stray Dogs: 9819100808
The Bombay Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals: 24137518/24135285
PAWS Ambulance service, free rescue service and treatment: 9820161114; (Nilesh) in Dombivli, Thakurli, Kopar Road and Kalyan;
Karuna: 9819100100
All India Animal Welfare Association: 23094077

Emergency helpline
Police hotline: 100
Fire hotline: 101
Police for women: 103
Ambulance service: 1298/102
Children’s Helpline: 1098
Disaster Management: 22694725
Police Elder Line: 1090
Traffic Helpline: 25181717
Traffic Control: 24937747

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