Badin doctors imparted training on treatment of depression- Sindh Courier-1

Badin doctors imparted training on treatment of depression

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Badin doctors imparted training on treatment of depression- Sindh Courier-1Over 100 male and female doctors of Badin district participated in training organized by Sindh Mental Health Authority

After Tharparkar, Badin district ranks second in suicide cases – Dr. Karim Khuwaja

Badin: After the Desert District Tharparkar, Sindh Mental Health Authority (SMHA) has now focused on imparting training to the doctors of Badin district on treating patients suffering from depression, the major cause of suicides.

The Badin district has been selected for the doctors’ training as according to the data collected by SMHA, this district ranks number two after Tharparkar in suicide cases.

Badin doctors imparted training on treatment of depression- Sindh Courier-2Badin doctors imparted training on treatment of depression- Sindh Courier-3In view of alarming rate of suicide cases in Tharparkar, the SMHA has imparted training to over 200 doctors and a large number of Health Workers and other staff of Tharparkar and launched Tele Help Service from Monday April 5. The health workers would visit remote villages of district to identify patients suffering from depression and other mental disorders to get them threated by doctors through tele help service.

Expanding the area of coverage to Badin district, the SMHA conducted a training workshop in Badin on Wednesday April 7 with participation of over one hundred male and female doctors from across the district. The theme of training workshop was ‘Recognition of Depression is prevention of suicide.’

Badin doctors imparted training on treatment of depression- Sindh Courier-7Badin doctors imparted training on treatment of depression- Sindh Courier-4“Since the recognition of depression is prevention of suicide, the SMHA has accelerated its efforts,” Dr. Karim Khuwaja, Chairman, Sindh Mental Health Authority, told Sindh Courier.

“The SMHA presented a situation analysis report regarding Badin district according to which Badin follows Tharparkar where highest number of suicide cases are reported, and in view of it, SMHA arranged training of doctors,” he said.

Badin doctors imparted training on treatment of depression- Sindh Courier-5Badin doctors imparted training on treatment of depression- Sindh Courier-6Professor Haider Naqvi of Dow University of Health Sciences Karachi along with Dr. Ali Wasif and Dr. Jameel Junejo delivered the lectures about depression and prevention of suicide.

The training workshop was organized with the support of District Health Officer Badin Dr. Liaquat Qambrani. PPP MPA Tanzeela Qambrani, who is the chairperson of Sindh Assembly’s Standing Committee on universities and colleges, also participated in this event.

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