AIIMS Starts Wellness Clinics To Help Medical Professionals Deal With Stress
The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has launched a wellness clinic for its medical students and doctors. The clinics are started to help the medical professionals deal with mental stress and trauma. The clinic which will be operational for 12 hours a day has two dedicated phone numbers for service.
A senior doctor who is part of the AIIMS Resident Doctors’ Association (RDA) said, “The wellness clinic is being run under the supervision of the AIIMS psychiatric department. The helpline has counsellors who will help the medical professionals deal with stress and emotional exhaustion and they will also identify those who need more than counselling intervention. This will ensure that those who need help are offered it at earliest.”
Medical colleges in India experience the highest level of stress than any country. “To address the larger issue of dissatisfaction or stress among students and residents, which drives them to suicide, the institute has decided to open a wellness clinic. In-principle approval has been given for it,” commented, Aarti Vij, chief spokesperson of AIIMS.