Counselling for bomb victims initiated | Daily News

Counselling for bomb victims initiated

A meeting to discuss treatment and counselling for the victims of the Easter Sunday bomb blasts, who are suffering from psychological trauma, was held at the District Secretariat yesterday.

The meeting was presided over by Batticaloa Government Agent M. Uthayakumar.

During the meeting, they discussed the ways and means of counselling and supporting affected families and guiding them to face disasters. They also discussed the role of mental health officials of the Health Department in treating the victims.

In addition, they planned to form a district disaster management committee consisting of officers from the government mental health sector, consultants from the private sector and health officials from foreign institutions.

Consultant Psychiatrist S. Kadampanathan, Regional Health Services - Deputy Director A. Achchuthan, Medical Officer Yudi Ramesh, Disaster Management Center - Deputy Director A.S.M. Shiyad, Assistant District Secretary A. Naguleswaran, psychiatrists, department heads and divisional secretaries participated at the meeting.


 

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