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Tihar to adopt WHO's mental health programme

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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

The project titled 'Samarthan' will enable inmates who suffer from 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, in AIIMS, and in collaboration with Foundation, medical professional, and staff working in Tihar, an said.

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

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

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

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 17:35 IST