‘Need for an open conversation to remove away depression’

Monday, April 17, 2017

New Delhi: The National Heart Institute here celebrated ‘World Health Day’ on April 7. The theme for this year’s World Health Day was ‘Depression’ which is so common in the society, including the medical fraternity. The main programme was organised at the NHI auditorium where senior faculty members, administrators, DNB residents and nursing staff took active part.

Dr S Dwivedi, senior consultant cardiologist, National Heart Institute, spoke about the significance of the World Health Day, its genesis, initial themes and this year’s theme ‘depression‘, its mention in ancient literature, enormity of the problem with particular reference to India, causes and necessity to recognize it early.

Prof Sujana Chakravorty, principal, Nursing College talked about the prevalence, causes and possible preventive steps built in the Indian culture. Dr Deeksha, assistant professor of psychiatry at HIMSR, gave a presentation on ‘Depression in Healthcare Staff‘. She emphasized the urgent need of its recognition and remedial measures.

On the occasion, the institute organised a street play on ‘Depression’ by MSc nursing students of NHI in nearby Kalika Garhi village. The Nukkad Natak highlighted the magnitude of depression in society, its early recognition and therapy. The message was loud and clear – “let us talk to each other to remove away depression from our society.”

Dr S Dwivedi, senior consultant cardiologist, National Heart Institute, introducing the theme of World Health Day to audience and emphasizing its importance for healthcare staff.

Dr S Dwivedi, senior consultant cardiologist, National Heart Institute, introducing the theme of World Health Day to audience and emphasizing its importance for healthcare staff.

Dr Deeksha, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, HIMSR, delivering a lecture on 'Depression in Health Care Staff’ at the NHI auditorium.

Dr Deeksha, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, HIMSR, delivering a lecture on ‘Depression in Health Care Staff’ at the NHI auditorium.

A scene from the Nukkad Natak played on World Health Day.

A scene from the Nukkad Natak played on World Health Day.

The Nukkad Natak team comprising MSc students along with Principal Prof Sujana Chakravarty, Prof S Dwivedi, Dr Deeksha and Ms Deepa, Head of Nursing. They presented a skit on depression to the NHI staff and to the Garhi village community.

The Nukkad Natak team comprising MSc students along with Principal Prof Sujana Chakravarty, Prof S Dwivedi, Dr Deeksha and Ms Deepa, Head of Nursing. They presented a skit on depression to the NHI staff and to the Garhi village community.

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