Soldiers need psychological help - comment

23 April 2015 12:22  4197231 098235
Soldiers need psychological help - comment

As informed by the head of the Health Department of the Transcarpathian Regional State Administration Vasyl Skryp, as of April 22 this year, 477 soldiers, who returned from the ATO zone (including 244 soldiers of the 128th separate mountain infantry brigade), have turned for medical help. 224 of them were found sick, of which 134 were hospitalized in health care facilities, 185 persons were sent for consultation to narrow specialists.

The official said that psychiatrists, psychologists and general practitioners provide all necessary psychological help.

In order to improve the quality of psychological care by physicians and psychologists of Transcarpathia for soldiers with post-traumatic stress, a member of the volunteer movement of the Basel cell in Switzerland conducted the seminar and workshops on social and psychological rehabilitation of disabled soldiers, who returned from the ATO area. Thus, the seminar was attended by 105 doctors of different profiles: psychologists, psychotherapists, general practitioners.

According to the chief medical official of the region, since the beginning of 2015, 42 soldiers with PTSD, who returned from the ATO area, have been treated at the regional psychiatric hospital.  

  

"In Transcarpathia, there is a "hotline" (0312) 641206 for prompt response to medical and social problems of servicemen, who returned from the ATO area, including those of the 128th separate mountain infantry brigade," - Vasyl Skryp said.

By the way, the Department of Health of the RSA established "Single medical desk" for ATO participants in each district of the region. Also districts received from the Health Department of the Transcarpathian Regional State Administration the "Road Map" on provision of medical assistance to servicemen, ATO participants and their families, the press office of the RSA informed. 

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