Hospital Using Music Therapy To Treat Patients

The doctors at the District Headquarters Hospital(DHH) in Sambalpur have started providing music therapy to the patients admitted at the hospital. Facilitating the same, music and sound systems have been installed in all the wards and OPDs of the hospital. The music therapy will help the patients and their attendants relax. For the time being, the operation theatres, labour rooms, and Mother and Child Health Care Centre of the hospital, have been exempted from the installation of the music system.

CDMO Sashi Bhusan Patel informed that the music will be played from Sunday, and for this purpose 15 sound boxes are installed. Apart from playing soft and devotional music, the sound systems will be used to create awareness on health issues as well as cleanliness, like harmful effects of gutka, and appeal people not to spit in the open. He also informed about installing further sound systems in the hospital.

The initiative is applauded by the patients as well as their attendants. Ramchandra Khadia of Gaudpali, an attendant of a patient said music is indeed having a relaxing effect on everyone and improving the patient care atmosphere in the hospital.

The hospital has a capacity of 149 beds, and currently, it accommodates over 268 patients in 15 different wards.