Psychologists Give Counselling to SAI Trainees

Published: 12th May 2015 06:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th May 2015 06:02 AM   |  A+A-


ALAPPUZHA:A psychologists’ team headed by Dr V Pavithran, clinical psychologist at Gokulam Medical College, arrived at the SAI Centre on Monday evening to interact with the trainees here.

Their visit is planned to help the trainees get over the shock of the suicide of a fellow athlete Aparna Ramabhadran and suicide attempt of other girls last Thursday.

Psychologist Dr S Saudakumari and associate professor, psychology department, Kerala University Dr Jaseer are the other members in the team. The doctors conducted classes and interacted with the trainees to reduce tension from the shock.

The girls, who are admitted to Alappuzha Medical College Hospital after consuming poisonous fruit, are showing signs of improvement. MCH superintendent Santhosh Raghavan said they can be discharged after a week as their condition is stable.

“The girls have started taking normal food. However, now they are not in a state for facing interrogation. We need to give them counselling and it will begin in one or two days,” Santhosh said.

Meanwhile, the trainees at the SAI started regular practice on Monday from early morning. They could not conduct rowing practice due to the presence of water hyacinth in the Punnamada lake.

Fourty-five trainees, including 15 girls, reported for training. The rest are expected to rejoin later this week.

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