In an effort to create a healthy atmosphere in relief camps, the Papum Pare district health society in Arunachal Pradesh on Friday carried out a mental and physical health counselling facilities to nearly 80 stranded migrant labourers sheltered at the two relief camps in Yupia on outskirts of Itanagar.

A team of experts from the Mental Health Centre, Midpu provided counselling besides sensitising them on the Covid-19 pandemic.

District medical officer Dr Subu Tasso Kampu shared that some labourers in the relief camps were showing signs and symptoms of stress and were in need of proper clinical care and counselling from a psychologist.

“Accordingly, we requested the psychologists of Mental Health Centre, Midpu to visit the relief camps for the counselling,” she said.

She added that the district health society is leaving no stone unturned in monitoring the health and hygiene of the stranded labourers.

Deputy commissioner Pige Ligu, superintendent of police Jimmy Chiram, ADC Tabang Bodung, medical officer in-charge Topi Tato and other health workers were present during the counselling session.

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