‘Quake survivors may face psycho-social problems’

SURKHET: Recommendations have been made to pay attention to the potential psycho-social problems among the earthquake survivors in the quake-hit areas.

A psychiatric doctor underlined the need of stepping up psycho-social counseling, especially to the women and children who are in a state of fear due to the earthquake.

Citizens have been mentally and psychologically traumatised in earthquake-hit areas, Psychiatric Doctor of Karnali Province Hospital Purna Rawal suggested the government run a complete package of psycho-social programmes in the quake-hit areas.

“Aftershocks are frequent in the area. Citizens are in precarious condition. Psycho-social problems can be seen among the people in such situations. All three tiers of governments should pay attention to psycho-social counseling along with relief and rehabilitation”, he added.

Meanwhile, the Karnali Province government said that it has deputed a team of psychosocial counselors to the field for counseling services.

 

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