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All govt hospitals in Ker to have clinics to treat depression

Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

will have special clinics in all hospitals soon to treat persons suffering from depression.

Health Minister K K Shylaja said here today that such clinics would be opened in 170 primary health centres, which are being converted as family health centres under the Comprehensive Primary Health Care programme.

She said the aim of the initiative is to nurture a healthy generation without depression.

"Special clinics for treating persons suffering from depression will be opened in all hospitals. It will be started in 170 primary health centres soon," Shylaja said speaking after inaugurating 'Prashanthi', one of such clinics opened at the Medical College here.

Health Department sources here said staff nurses and health workers attached to the PHCs would be given training in basic psycho-social counselling.

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First Published: Fri, April 21 2017. 19:32 IST