KARACHI: Sindh Government Children Hospital’s (SGCH) management has decided to establish a paediatric psychology ward, to address psychological problems of children.
Speaking about the decision, SGCH’s Poverty Eradication Initiative Chief Executive Officer Dr Muhammad Taufiq said that a paediatric psychology ward and an OPD would be constructed in Sindh’s second largest paediatric care hospital soon.
He informed that paediatric psychologists and other support staff have been hired to set up the new ward.
Dr Taufiq said that SGCH would be the first public sector hospital in Sindh where a separate paediatric psychology ward would be established, adding that Sindh health minister would likely be inaugurating the new psychology ward.
He also elaborated on the importance of having a psychology ward specifically to address children’s problems.
Paediatric psychology is a multidisciplinary field, involving both scientific research and clinical practice, and addresses the psychological aspects of illness and injury, as well as deals with the promotion of healthy behavior among children, he said.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 24th, 2019.