Bring psychiatric patients to mainstream, says Judge

World Mental Health Day observed in city; delegates attend

Bring psychiatric patients to mainstream, says Judge

Speaking after inaugurating World Mental Health Day organised at the MMC&RI  platinum jubilee hall here, he said doctors and para medical (nurses) staff play a crucial role for the treatment of the people with mental disabilities.

“The nurses in hospitals have a bigger job and greater responsibility than a doctor as they spend maximum time with the patients. They opt for the course and join the profession with a service mind. The spirit should continue till the end of their service,” he remarked.

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The judge said the society should shun carelessness towards psychic patients and help them join the mainstream of the society.

The patients recover early if society starts recognising them as part of the community and shower shower and affection.

He opined the education and health were the key for progress of any society or community. The private sector was eating into the government services particularly in these two sectors and it was affecting reach of education and health services for the poor and needy.

It  was important that four pillars of the democracy - the executive, legislature, judiciary and the media worked in tandem to bring about prosperity in these crucial sectors, he said.

The World Mental Health Day which falls on Oct 10 every year was observed on Wednesday as the city was immersed in Dasara celebrations in the last few days.
The programme was organised joinly by zilla panchayat, district health department, District Legal Services Authority, District Mental Services Authority and other forums.

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