Moolchand Medcity Raises Awareness For Depression On World Mental Health Day

Top Quote On this World Mental Health Day, Moolchand Medcity organized an interactive talk session while keeping in mind this year theme "Depression - A Global Crisis" at Moolchand Auditorium. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) October 13, 2012 - The 3 hour interactive session include series of activities like talks, short films, nukad natak, quiz etc. It was an attempt to understand Depression and discuss its global prevalence and significance.

    On this occasion "Annual Orientation Course in Mental Health 2012-2013" was launched under the guidance of Senior Psychiatrist Dr. Jitendra Nagpal. This course aims to educate students in terms of knowledge, skills and attitude towards betterment of mental health.

    According to recent study it is reported that by 2020 depression will become the single largest killer in the world and unfortunately India will lead the list. While addressing to masses Dr. Jitendra Nagpal, Senior Consultant, Psychiatry, Institute of Mental and Life Skills, Moolchand Medcity said "Increased stress, lonely lives and the falling apart of the social support systems like joint families is a major cause of growing depression among Indians. Major problem in India is people don't consider depression as a mental disease that can be treated. There is still a stigma attached to mental illness. Anxiety and depression, which are the most common conditions and can be easily treated, are referred to doctors only when the patient's condition worsens. The attitude of our society towards mentally ill patients needs to change"

    The session was widely attended by physicians, scholars, psychiatrists and few college and school students with a holistic approach for interface between psychiatry and medical practitioners.

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    As one of India's foremost names in healthcare, Moolchand has been setting standards for excellence in healthcare for the past half century. Moolchand is India's first JCI and comprehensive NABH (Hospital and Blood Bank) accredited hospital. JCI and NABH are accredited by ISQua: International Society for Quality in Healthcare. Moolchand Diagnostics is under the process of NABL reaccredition. Our excellence, innovation and quality mindset have won us many accolades/accreditations including ISO 9001:2008, ISO 27001, ISO Platinum, IMC Ramkrishna Bajaj National Quality Award 2009-Outstanding Achievements and International Asia Pacific Quality Award 2010-Quest for Excellence in the Healthcare category (modeled and equivalent to the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, USA), CII-EXIM Bank Commendation Certificate 2010 for Strong Commitment to Excel, Rajiv Gandhi National Quality Commendation Certificate 2009 for Large Scale Service Industry in the Healthcare category and Century International Quality ERA Award 2011 in the Gold category.

    Located in the heart of Delhi, Moolchand Medcity is being developed as Asia's largest single site multispecialty hospital campus (6 specialty hospitals, 1,000+ beds). We aspire to be the lifelong healthcare partner of our customers by delivering their healthcare wishlist: superb physicians, cutting-edge technology, compassionate care, integrity and affordable excellence.

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