full screen background image
Administrative Office
135A, Vivekananda Sarani, Thakurpukur,
Kolkata - 700063
India
E: sevacindia@yahoo.co.in
New Document
Salient Components of SEVAC Mental Health Project
Mental Health Care Facility, Long-term Care and Elderly Care
Rehabilitation & SEVAC Clubhouse of India
Outreach Programme in Shrines (MP & Rajasthan)
Out Patients Department & National Mental Health Programme
Psychiatric Service in the Correctional & Custodial Institutions
Mental Health Education & Awareness Generation
Human Rights, Advocacy & Networking
Fighting the Stigma
Disaster Tsunami
Our Mentors , Friends, Philosophers & Guides
About Us & Contact Details
We have received support from
Projects Completed
SEVAC in News
Obituary
Donate

Disaster Tsunami

SEVAC launched 'Operation Disha Project' for the Tsunami Victims in the Andaman & Nicobar Island in collaboration with World Federation for Mental Health and Irish Aid (formerly known as DCI) Immediately after Tsunami the Psychiatrists and Psychologists of SEVAC reached the Andaman and Nicobar Islands under the leadership of Dr. Tapas Kumar Ray (Chief Functionary, SEVAC) for extending Psychiatric Care and Emotional First Aid to the tsunami affected people. In this context it is noteworthy that Late Justice Ranganath Mishra and Mr. P.J.Garison, CEO of the World Federation for Mental Health encouraged the SEVAC team immensely to take this challenge.Thereafter, the Operation Disha Project was launched for extending long term service for the cause of the Tsunami affected people.

Initial Action Plan

  • One Temporary Psychiatric Clinic was set into operation in each Relief Camp;
  • Our Psychiatrists and Psychologists attended those clinics on a regular basis;
  • Psychotropic medicines were given to the people who needed them;
  • Arrangements for Counseling were made;
  • The Psychiatrists and Psychologists held Group Counseling involving the camp dwellers, on a regular basis;
  • Paramedics, Nurses, Volunteers and Government Officers, School Teachers engaged in the Relief Camps were brought under Mental Health Training so that they could extend Emotional First-aid and refer the people, who needed Psychiatric/ Psychological care, to the SEVAC team.
Long term Activities

The Chief Psychiatrists and Chief Psychologists of the SEVAC Team operated Psychiatric Clinics at the Car Nicobar Island and Port Blair for next two years.
  • SEVAC also reached Bangladesh for extending Psychiatric/ Psychological care to the SIDAR affected people.
© SEVAC. All rights reserved.