More than 2 lac drug abuse sufferers registered for remedy since lockdown
Covid-19 impacted thousands and thousands of individuals
CHANDIGARH: To present high quality Mental Healthcare providers in Government Hospitals, the coaching programme held by Punjab Government for Medical officers and Counselors working in de-addiction centres & OOAT Clinics which is devised by a staff comprising of consultants Dr. N. Manjunatha, affiliate professor & marketing consultant telemedicine Dr. Suresh Bada Math, Dr. Naveen C Kumar and Dr. Pratima Murthy from National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore.
Disclosing this right here in the present day Health & Family Welfare Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu mentioned that on-line coaching for Medical officers working in varied well being services in Punjab has been began in order to additional strengthening the Mental Health in addition to De-Addiction Programme. He mentioned that Dr. N. Manjunatha, Associate Professor and Consultant Telemedicine Centre NIMHANS, Bangalore gave an in depth presentation on easy methods to display sufferers with psychological illnesses and deal with them at major well being care services.
More than 100 Medical Officers attended this coaching and it’ll assist in screening of the sufferers affected by psychological illnesses. The sufferers who might be handled at Primary Care Level might be handled as per the protocol developed by the consultants from NIMHANS and people sufferers who require providers of psychiatrists, they are going to be referred for remedy at hospitals of secondary stage, he mentioned
The Minister identified that Covid-19 has impacted the psychological well being of thousands and thousands of individuals as the degrees of anxiousness, concern, isolation, social distancing and restrictions along with uncertainty and emotional misery has turn out to be widespread. To cope with such issues 24 × 7 toll-free medical services have been supplied by way of helpline 104. Besides this, counseling of the sufferers have been carried out in isolation ward and in addition these in-home quarantine by Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Medical officers. Tele Monitoring Agency was additionally employed for a similar objective.
He additional acknowledged that to supply remedy and care to the sufferers of drug abuse in the course of the lockdown, Punjab Government had taken immediate initiatives comparable to take-home dose program from 199 OOAT Clinics and 35 Govt. De-addiction centres.
Sidhu mentioned that this programme witnessed overwhelming response throughout the State and greater than 2 lac sufferers have been registered themselves on the State de-addiction net portal for the remedy. Apart from these centres, the de-addiction providers are additionally being supplied to jail inmates in 10 Central Jails. 137 Private De-addiction Centres have additionally been licensed in state for remedy of drug of abuse sufferers.
Till now greater than 6.15 lac sufferers have been registered for remedy.