12 September 2019
Bhubaneswar: A Mobile App to be used for the treatment of Mentally Retarded Children in the state will be developed with cooperation of Digital Academy run by 'NIMHANS' (Bengaluru), said Ashok Chandra Panda, Minister, Social Security & Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities.
The Minister said that he has recently discussed the issue with BN Gangadhar, Director, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuroscience (NIMHANS) at Bengaluru. The Institute and SSEPD Department will work with close cooperation to develop the device through its Digital Academy.
He also had a detailed discussion on post-trauma psychological care and counseling undertaken by 'NIMHANS' for natural disasters like 'Fani' in the state.
Panda also said that Narayan Hrudayalaya, renowned health institution for heart-related diseases has been requested to speed up its work for establishment of a hospital in Bhubaneswar during his meeting with Dr. Devi Setty, Director, NH.