DEPD plans awareness camps on mental health, says Syed Qasim Naveed

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KARACHI (ENN) Special Assistant to CM Sindh on Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Syed Qasim Naveed Qamar has said that his Department is going to conduct awareness camps on mental health in collaboration with an NGO from next month, in first phase these camps will be held in Karachi and gradually they will be expanded across the province.

This he said while talking to a delegation of Kazim Trust in his office here on Monday.
On this occasion Kazim Trust representatives Samira Sadiq, Ambreen Ali, Farah Aftab and Asad Ali were also present, while Deputy Secretary of DEPD Shahzaib Shaikh also attended the meeting.
They informed Syed Qasim Naveed Qamar regarding working of their Trust and told that they were providing consultancy and awareness services to the children who were intellectually challenged and specially to those who had been suffering from attention deficit hyper tension disorder and also in field of learning disability and Autism.
He was also informed that a mobile application regarding awareness on the issue would be launched soon in collaboration with Sindh Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities.

Syed Qasim assured them his full support for the purpose and for preparation adding that for launching of mobile application, he would provide technical and consultancy support as well.
It was also decided in the meeting that Kazim Trust would arrange awareness camps on mental health. In first phase these camps would be held in Karachi and then gradually they would be set up in other parts of Sindh and this awareness drive on mental health would be launched from July.

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