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September 03, 2023 06:40 pm | Updated September 04, 2023 10:43 am IST – PUDUKOTTAI

Coordinated efforts and steps taken by the district administration alongside with different stakeholders resulted in efficiently reuniting 28 rescued wandering persons following their restoration with their respective families since April 2022 in Pudukottai district. 

The newest occasion was that of a 25-year-old man, hailing from the Telangana, who was reunited with his household submit restoration on the Emergency Care and Recovery Centre (ECRC) the place he was accommodated and supplied care and steady remedy apart from psychological counselling for almost 4 months.

The man on the time of rescue by the district police was discovered to be mentally ill and wandering close to Illupur and delivered to the ECRC which has been arrange by the State Health Department on Pudukottai previous Government Hospital campus.  It was a cheerful second for the person when he was reunited with his household on the Collectorate in the presence of the District Collector.

(*28*) the interval from April 2022 to August 2023, a complete variety of 28 persons, together with 15 ladies, who had been rescued after being discovered mentally ill and wandering in completely different locations in the district had been reunited with their respective families following their restoration on the ECRC the place they underwent remedy and counselling, mentioned official sources. 

The wandering mentally ill persons had been both rescued by the police or based mostly on data to the Taluk Rescue Teams comprising officers from the police and different departments. Basic screening of the rescued persons had been carried out instantly and emergency care given to them previous to being accommodated on the ECRC for steady remedy and counselling.

Every rescued individual was additionally screened to search out out if she or he had any communicable or non-communicable illness. Specialised care was given to them on the ECRC which has a staff consisting of a psychiatrist, psychologist, workers nurse, psychiatric social welfare personnel and multi-purpose well being employees, officers mentioned.

Every rescued individual was given pharmacological remedy on a steady foundation, sustained psychological counselling, occupational remedy after a while to make them interact in some productive exercise and rehabilitation providers. Based on enhancements data was steadily ascertained from them about their relations and their whereabouts in order to hint them. Based on the data, searches had been launched to hint the relations of these accommodated on the ECRC.

The verification was performed by the police and income officers to make sure that the data was appropriate and mandatory proof collected to determine the genuineness of the relations earlier than reuniting the rescued persons with them following their restoration, the sources added. 

Coordinated efforts and steps taken by the district administration and different stakeholders has resulted in efficiently reuniting 28 persons with their respective relations, mentioned Dr. R. Karthik Deivanayagam, District Psychiatrist and Programme Officer of the Pudukottai District Mental Health Programme. 

Presently, 35 persons accommodated in the ECRC had been in completely different levels of restoration from psychological sickness and joint efforts had been below strategy to hint their relations, he mentioned including that common observe ups had been being performed over cellphone with the reunited persons and their relations.

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