RINPAS holds workshop on ‘Legal Provisions for Persons with Disability’

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RINPAS holds workshop on ‘Legal Provisions for Persons with Disability’

Sunday, 19 December 2021 | PNS | Ranchi

A Workshop on ‘Legal Provisions for Persons with Disability’ for students of RINPAS and CIP was organized by Department of Clinical Psychology, RINPAS in the Academic and Research Center here on Saturday. Sanjay Kumar Sharma, Panel Lawyer, DLSA, graced the occasion as Chief Guest. Dr Subhas Soren, Dr Jayati Simlai, Dr Amool Ranjan Singh, Dr Masroor Jahan, Dr PK Singh, Dr Amit Kumar Sharma were present in the programme.

Dr Subhas Soren, Additional Prof and Director (In) of Psychiatry, RINPAS started the programme by giving a short introduction on the magnitude of disability with a special focus on psychiatric disability and the gap between the provisions available and their utilization. Dr. Masroor Jahan gave an introduction on the topic and also informed about the inauguration of Child and Adolescent Guidance Clinic and Psychological Advise cum Counseling Center. She informed that the services of these clinics will be available on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Psychological advice related to Covid-19 mental health issues will also be provided in these clinics.

Dr Masroor Jahan gave a vote of thanks and invited all the guests and participants for inauguration and high tea. Subsequently Sanjay Kumar Sharma and Dr. Subhas Soren inaugurated the Child and Adolescent Guidance Clinic and Psychological Advise cum Counseling Centre. After the ribbon ceremony the workshop was started. Dr. Amool Ranjan Singh and Dr Jayati Simlai chaired the session.

Sanjay Kumar Sharma started the workshop by giving a short description on the provisions for mentally ill in Mental Health Care Act, 2017. He also talked about some common issues faced in a psychiatric OPD like the rights of a married woman suffering from mental illness, property dispute in families with someone suffering with mental illness etc. The workshop concluded after a brief question and answer round.

Services of Child and Adolescent guidance clinic and Psychological Advice Cum Counselling Center are open to each and every member of the society. Mental health issues related to Covid-19 will also be addressed. People are requested to access these services without any hesitation.

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