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Tihar to adopt WHO’s Psychological First Aid programme

| | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

The Tihar Jail will soon adopt the World Health Organisation's Psychological First Aid programme to sensitise its inmates towards mental health issues.

The project titled 'Samarthan' will enable inmates who suffer from mental health issues to avail expert medical assistance from staff working in the prisons.

The programme will be carried out under the guidance of Dr Nand Kumar, professor of psychiatry in AIIMS, and in collaboration with Mental health Foundation, medical professional, and prison staff working in Tihar, an official said.

The PFA programme, developed by the WHO, aims to provide “supportive and practical” assistance to those who have faced crisis situations.

Tihar will become the second institution after Pennsylvania State Penitentiary to adopt the programme. The programme was implemented in Pennsylvania prisons in 2016.

The prison staff will be trained to provide assistance to those who are depressed or facing mental health issues.




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Shelter homes for passengers soon at Khadgada terminal

26 Apr 2018 | ADREESH BHATTACHARYA | Ranchi

The Birsa Munda Bus Terminal at Khadgada from which numerous long route buses, including daily services to Delhi, Bhubaneshwar and Kolkata, operate will soon get shelter homes for the ease of passengers boarding and getting off in the wee hours. The Ranchi Municipal Corporation (RMC) has elaborate plans to make the inter-state bus terminal even more passengers centric so that this state of the art bus terminal can operate on...

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