Mental Health Day At SUM Hospital In Bhubaneswar: Experts Call For Maintaining Equilibrium

Bhubaneswar: The need for mental equilibrium, a state of balance between a person’s mental framework and the environment, was stressed by experts to face the challenges of present times.

Speaking at a programme oerganised at the Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital in Bhubaneswar on
the occasion of World Mental Health Day on Monday, they said any disturbance in the mental balance needed to be addressed medically. They also spoke on this year’s theme ‘Make Mental Health and Well-being for all a Global Priority’.

Dean of IMS and SUM Hospital, Prof Sanghamitra Mishra attended the programme, conducted by the department of Psychiatry, as the chief speaker while Medical Superintendent Prof Pusparaj Samantasinhar was honorary speaker.

Eminent film and TV actor, music director and stand-up comedian, Tattwa Prakash Satpathy, better known as Papu Pom Pom, regaled the audience with his views on the subject laced with humour.

A large number of medical students, faculty members, doctors and others attended the event where prizes were distributed among students who had excelled in essay, poetry and painting competitions held earlier.

Prof Surjeet Sahoo, head of the department of Psychiatry and Prof Suvendu Narayan Mishra, professor in the department, also spoke. Dr Jitendriya Biswal, Dr Rakesh Mohanty, Dr Snehanshu Dey, Dr Amiya Sahu, Dr
Hiranmoy Mohapatra, Dr Lagnajit Dash and Dr Soumya Ranjan Dash conducted the proceedings while Dr Kirti Anurag proposed the vote of thanks.

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