Sikkim approaches drug abuse in a novel way

The Doctors and staff of Center for Addiction Medicine, Chuwatar, West Pandam have included morning walk and physical exercise followed by laughing therapy and national anthem in their prescription apart from a list of daily medicines.
Sikkim approaches drug abuse in a novel way
Center for Addiction Medicine (CAM) SIKKIMRTNT PHOTO

GANGTOK:

By Nitesh R Pradhan

The Center for Addiction Medicine (CAM), Sawney, Chuwatar, West Pandam is endeavouring to develop into a special hospital where patients are engaged in regular sports activities.

“The patients and staff have been playing volleyball every day in the afternoon. They are also engaged in indoor games such as carrom board. Engagement of patients and staff in extracurricular activities is vital for overall wellbeing,” Dr Satish Rasaily said.

Health is not only about treating diseases and disorders, but it’s also about promoting health and wellbeing. Patients go for morning walks every day in this special government facility.

The Doctors and staff of Center for Addiction Medicine, Chuwatar, West Pandam have included morning walk and physical exercise followed by laughing therapy and national anthem in their prescription apart from a list of daily medicines.

The hospital has also opted for patients to engage themselves in farming activities.

The Center for Addiction Medicine has now emerged as not just a hospital, which endeavours to provide holistic treatment to address physical, mental, social and spiritual dimensions of health.

(Edited by Laxmi Chyrmang)

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