VIZIANAGARAM : The government is contemplating a program, ‘Swasthya Vidya Vahini’, for postgraduate students of medical, dental and nursing courses. Under this program the students will stay in a village for five days to get first-hand experience on the psycho-social situation in rural and sub-urban centers and also work towards providing patients the needed care.
Vice-Chancellor of Dr. N.T.R. University of Health Sciences, Dr T Ravi Raju, addressing psychiatry students and professors attending the fifth post-graduate training program for a day, in Fort town, on Sunday said, “Quality of education is a matter of concern nowadays which can be addressed through training programs.”
The program’s objective was to share views and experiences of experts in the field of diagnosis and management of child and adolescent psychiatric disorders.Teachers attending the training programme were asked to impart knowledge by keeping them focused on ethics, social issues, sanitation, hygiene, prevention of diseases, doctor-patient relationship, technology, diagnosis, and treatment.
Radhakanth, Professor, Psychiatry, Maharajah’s Institute of Medical Sciences(Program organizers ) said, “Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is important because psychological development gets arrested, delayed or deviant in children; affecting them throughout their childhood and old age as well.”
Dr. A. Ram Prasad (Mysore), Devashish Konar, Chairman, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Kolkata, Prof. John Vijay Sagar, NIMHANS, and others also spoke.
Alluri Satyanarayana Raju, Managing Trustee, Sri Rama Educational Trust, felicitated the speakers from NIMHANS, Kolkata,Bengaluru, Mysore, Mumbai and VIMHANS, Vijayawada.