TINSUKIA: A day-long training for the Medical Officers of different tea estates of Doomdooma and Margherita Circle under Assam Branch Indian Tea Association (ABITA) Zone 1 on Mental Health and Psychiatric Disorders was held at Doomdooma Planters' Club, Samdang TE on Monday.
The training, organized by the Mental Health Department of Tinsukia Civil Hospital under District Mental Health Programme in collaboration with ABITA Zone 1 and UNICEF Assam was attended by14 Medical Officers from different Tea Estates of Doomdooma and Margherita. [Also Read: Assam News]
The key objective of the training was to sensitize the Medical Officers on diagnosis, treatment and care of common mental, neurological and substance use (MNS) disorders in tea gardens. Dr Manjit Singh, Psychiatrist, District Mental Health Progamme, Tinsukia, Clinical Psychologist Nirupama Chetia and Psychiatric Social Worker Lakhyajyoti Das conducted the technical sessions and dwelt at length on the assessment and management of mental health problems in general practice and major Depressive Disorders and its diagnosis and treatment. The programme was inaugurated by R L Gogoi, chairman, Doomdooma Circle ABITA Zone 1 and Certificate of Participation was awarded to each participant.
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