Kerala Bomb Blast Victims will Receive Mental Health Support

Kerala Bomb blast

After the multiple explosions in Kerala, the government took charge of the victims’ mental health. A mental health team will be established to assist victims of the Kalamassery bomb in addressing psychological issues, according to announcements made by Health Minister Veena George.
Everyone in the vicinity of the explosion, including residents of Thrissur, Ernakulam, Kottayam, Idukki, and Alappuzha, would receive mental help.

Kerala Bomb Blast:

A prayer meeting of Jehovah’s Witnesses was taking place at the convention hall in Kalamassery, near Kochi, when several explosions occurred. A Christian religious organization called Jehovah’s Witnesses founded in the United States in the 1800s.

After the explosion, a single woman died at first, and about sixty people were hurt, with six of them seriously injured. But later in the day, a 53-year-old woman who was among the critically injured passed away from her wounds. By the morning of October 30, three people had died, including a 12-year-old girl who had died from 95% of her burns. ADGP Ajith Kumar led a group of 21 Kerala Police officers who formed a special investigation team (SIT) to look into the matter.

Mental Health Support for Victims:

Veena George said, “Mental health care and counseling would be provided by Tele MANAS and the Mental Health Programme. Direct services will be offered to individuals with mental health concerns, and those with minor injuries can get emotional support over the phone.”
Those in need of psychiatric assistance can reach Tele MANAS at 14416. The minister stated that private mental health professionals and organizations will be called upon for assistance if needed as, according to a statement she released, hospitals will also support patients undergoing treatment there.

Action Taken by Government:

The Minister called a high-level meeting in Thiruvananthapuram to evaluate secondary-level care, the availability of mental health services, and the state of individuals undergoing treatment in the wake of the Kalamassery explosion.

53 individuals have sought medical care, and 21 of them are presently receiving treatment at different hospitals. Of these, three are in severe condition in private hospitals, and sixteen are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). We are doing much work to ensure they get the finest care possible, and some of the injured might need surgery. An organization of 14 members has constituted a medical board to ensure professional treatment.

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