India, Nov. 21 -- The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has started counselling Covid-19 patients at a centre for the treatment of the disease in Mumbai's Goregaon as most of them complain of depression and sadness as they are away from their families for treatment there.

Many Covid-19 patients have reported mental health issues with Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope underlining the need for their regular counselling.

The BMC has taken the first initiative to provide counselling to Covid-19 patients at the centre, where moderately ill Covid-19 patients undergo treatment. It has identified some patients for counselling via 60 smartphones.

"We have tied up with Prafulta-Centre for Psychological Wellness. Everyday for three t...