State-of-the-art mental health institute opens branch in Tinsukia
To provide a fillip for neglected mental healthcare
TINSUKIA: To provide a fillip for neglected mental healthcare, the Kolkata-based 'Caring Minds'-- an institute of mental health opened its Tinsukia branch at RC Agarwal Multi Speciality Hospital in a glittering ceremony on Saturday. The programme also witnessed the foundation stone-laying ceremony of a 100-bedded multi-speciality block.
Deputy Commissioner of Tinsukia Narsing Pawar, who was present as the chief guest, opened the institute. In his address, Pawar called for collective efforts to combat burning health issues including the COVID pandemic while HP Budhia laid the foundation stone of the proposed 100-bedded hospital.
Psychotherapist and counsellor and also the founder-director of 'Caring Minds' Minu Budhia said that mental healthcare has been long neglected and there was limited awareness about mental health and with no option available the people had to suffer silently. A spotlight fell on the rising mental health issues especially depression and anxiety during the COVID times, she said.
Elaborating on the framework of Caring Minds', Budhia -- who hails from Tinsukia -- informed that it was established in 2013 as a state-of-the-art super speciality institute in Kolkata.
Budhia added that as of date, 'Caring Minds' has touched 22,39,151 lives including senior citizens, adults, adolescents and children. The institute has three wings -- Clinical, Akademia and Outreach &Awareness. Priyam Budhia, the Head-New Initiatives of 'Caring Minds' moderated the programme.