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Thursday 20 January 2005

India: Centre to counsel tsunami victims launched

A specialised counselling centre to tackle the post-traumatic stress among tsunami victims and provide medicare for them was launched today in Chennai, Tamilnadu.

Prof. Krishnamoorthy Srinivas, Chairman, the Neurosciences India Group (NSIG) said the centre, set up at St. Isabel's Hospital, would offer multi-disciplinary service, through education of medical and allied professionals and organisation of public lectures and educational symposia each year.

The counselling centre has a psychiatrist, two clinical psychologists, a cognitive behaviour therapist, a child development counsellor, a physical/occupational therapist and social workers. Service-minded organisations working for the tsunami relief operations can depute their staff to register for the workshops by accessing the NSIG helpline 98401-24954 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., they said.

They require considerable financial assistance in order to ensure the comprehensive rehabilitation of these individuals. Donations (INR Cheques) can be mailed to the following address:

Flat 2, Mahadev Apartments,
No.8/6, Bhaskarapuram
(Behind Nageswararao Park),
Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004,
Tamil Nadu, India.

More info on NSIG's website
Read the News Article at The Hindu
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