Mobile app for treatment of mentally retarded children in Odisha


Bhubaneswar: A mobile app will be developed for the treatment of mentally retarded children in Odisha, informed Ashok Chandra Panda, Minister for Social Security & Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (SSEPD).

The mobile app will be developed with the cooperation of Digital Akademy run by NIMHANS, Bengaluru.

The Minister said that he has recently discussed the issue with SB.N. 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 Akademy.

He had also a detailed discussion on post-trauma psychological care and counselling 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.