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.”