25th May 2023 11:05:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

YUPIA, May 25: Minister of Health and Family welfare, Alo Libang said that "Mental health issues are serious and needs immediate and effective psychological and medical interventions", while inaugurating the Tele Manas Cell at the Mental Hospital,Midpu on Wednesday.
The Tele Manas Cell is a concept of providing counselling to any person who is going through mental health issues like depression or addiction over telephonic and video calls.
"There has been a massive surge in mental health cases after the COVID 19 waves. 'Tele Manas' aspires to provide 24x7 online counselling to the youths and public on any mental health issues. The centre is being manned by a  counsellor, clinical psychologist and psychiatrist and the Toll free no 14416 has been made functional, " the minister informed.
He further spoke about protecting the hospital compound from encroachment and appealed to the public to refrain from encroachment, besides assuring to look into the approval of a protection boundary wall for the hospital.
The 30-bedded hospital currently has nine indoor patients. On an average,  8-9 patients receive treatment as outdoor patients daily.
 Among others MLA Tana Hali Tara, Health department officials were present during the inuagural programme.

Kenter Joya Riba

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